Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in the operation, maintenance, and servicing of boilers and performing other repair work as required. Some of the job duties include:
Reads and monitors gauges to see that boilers are functioning properly at the required level or range.
Operates valves and adjusts regulators to control the flow of steam or water.
Operates valves to blow sludge and scale from the pressure system.
Performs service work both inside and outside of boilers.
Performs plumbing and repair of air, water, and steam lines.
Performs daily chemical testing on city and boiler water.
Maintains chemical balance on both city water and boiler feed water so as not to damage boiler or steam lines.
Monitors steam flow and opacity charts to stay within state and EPA guidelines.
Operates various types of equipment such as a welder, acetylene torch, backup generator, steam turbine, etc.
Troubleshoots equipment, repairing or replacing.
Paints boilers, equipment control panels, catwalks, etc.
Maintains and cleans the heating plant inside and outside.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must be able to work any shift or schedule. Overtime will be required as needed. Facilities employees may be required to report at their regularly scheduled times during emergency closures or during inclement weather to perform essential functions including snow removal duties.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:
Paid time off & leave
16 paid holidays
Health and life insurance
Access to University facilities and services and much more!
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
Job Category: Support Staff
Experience in boiler operations.
Valid Driver's License required and maintained during incumbency.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.