Job ID: 2021-13069 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant
The Apprentice Operating Engineer is a member of the Facilities Operations and performs duties within Princeton University's energy plants while participating in courses and training necessary to complete a 4 year apprenticeship.
This structured apprenticeship program consists of four years of on the job training combined with four years classroom instruction at an approved vocational-technical school (2-3 evenings/week, during the academic year).
The Apprentice Operating Engineer must obtain state licenses listed under Qualifications in the time specified. Will work in the various energy plants on campus doing maintenance such as painting and cleaning of boilers, turbines, compressors, pumps and cooling towers. Will be qualified to operate all energy plants after receiving proper licenses. Safety training will be provided for employee; hazardous chemicals, basic safety and first aid.
Qualified employees will demonstrate basic mechanical, language and mathematical skills, as well as satisfactory attendance and work performance in prior positions.
THERE ARE MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AND CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION MUST PASS A MECHANICAL APTITUDE TEST IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
Work in various energy plants on campus.
Will be considered a critical employee of the University; must be able to work during extreme weather conditions.
Attend and pass courses and licensing requirements.
Perform maintenance, such as packing valves and pipe fitting, painting and cleaning.
Be able to operate all energy plants upon completion of appropriate training and licensing.
Work rotating shifts and overtime.
Wear safety equipment and adhere to all safety policies and regulations of the plants.
Enter and work in confined spaces.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Ability to read and write English.
Must be able to hear audible alarms.
Must pass Mechanical Aptitude Test prior to employment.
Must get Blue Seal Steam license within 24 months and Blue Seal Refrigeration license within 36 months.
Must pass CFC Universal Technician Certification for refrigerants within 36 months.
Must be able to work off of ladders, scaffolding and mechanical lifts
Ability to climb to 40 foot heights.
Job requires lifting and bending, as well as occasional moving of heavy objects. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot and cold).
Must be able to work with hazardous chemicals.
Be able to operate and perform maintenance in all of the University's energy plants.
Successful candidates will be required to join union.
Work Hours - Rotating shifts, some overtime may be required.
Physical requirements of the position include:
Work off of ladders and scaffolding and climb to 40 foot heights.
Requires lifting and bending, occasional moving of heavy objects.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Be able to enter and work in confined spaces.
Work in extreme weather conditions (hot and cold).
Work with hazardous chemicals.
Operate and perform maintenance in all utility plants.
Must finish attending and successfully complete the 4 year apprentice school and job training.
Must get Blue Seal Steam and Refrigeration licenses.
Must wear safety equipment.
Must join union.
The following tasks and skills that would be necessary for any person to fulfill while working in any of the job classifications within the CoGeneration/Chilled Water Plant:
stand or walk for 2 hours at one time for 8 hours per day;
sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day, except that SSO's & UPE's may sit up to 4 hours per day;
operates heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
lift or carry up to 50 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 - 66% of the workday);
occasionally squat, kneel, bend, lie down, crawl, reach overhead, lift overhead, knee stand, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
frequently climb stairs or ladders up to 40 feet in height, (34 - 66% of the work day);
work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check and a pre-employment physical.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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