Steam Plant Mechanic (Stationary Engineer)

Indiana State University Terre Haute , IN 47801

Posted 2 months ago

Steam Plant Mechanic (Stationary Engineer)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

This position is open until filled. The review of candidates will begin on July 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Details

Position Details

About the Institution

Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.

Located in the heart of Terre Haute's downtown, Indiana State's campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-llinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana's public and private institutions on CollegeNet's annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.

Comments to Applicants

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

This position is open until filled. The review of candidates will begin on July 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Title Steam Plant Mechanic (Stationary Engineer) Department Power Plant Work Schedule

Regular Work Week

7am to 3pm Mon-Fri

Shift Work ( When Needed )

7am to 3pm Day Shift

7pm to 7am Night Shift

Holidays, Extended Hours and University Closings.

Notice of Vacancy Number 22-00194 Desired Start Date 06/11/2022 Open Date 06/17/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled No Job Category Staff-Non-Exempt Job Type Staff - Full-Time Pay Grade 8 Salary Range $17.49/hr Benefits Associated with this Position

  • Sick Leave: Accrues at a rate of 12 days per fiscal year with unlimited accumulation.

  • Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.

  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.

  • Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF): The employee share of three (3) percent is paid by ISU. The employer (ISU) share is actuarially determined annually by the State of Indiana. There is no cost to the employee. A minimum of ten (10) years of service is required for PERF vesting. PERF has several investment options from which to choose. Note: For individuals who are receiving PERF Retirement, contributions may not be made.

  • TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.

  • Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.

  • Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters.

  • Vacation: Employee accrues 10-20 vacation days per year based upon years of service.

  • Convenience Day: Employees have one per fiscal year to use.

Optional Benefits

  • Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.

  • Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Steam Plant Mechanic will maintain and operate the central heating plant facility and utility distribution systems. The applicant must be able to work extended shifts, holidays, and university closings as needed.

Specific Responsibilities Required Relevant Education & ExperienceEducation:High School Diploma or GED

Experience: One year of experience in the operation of industrial equipment. Should possess a knowledge in gas and oil fired high-pressure steam boilers, high and low pressure steam, condensate, compressed air systems, pumps, fans, water treatment and purification equipment including reverse osmosis units, digital control systems, meters, gauges, actuators, general instrumentation, electrical and pneumatic systems, metal cutting and welding. Must be able to work in confined spaces, at heights over 30 feet, and at times lift at least 80 pounds. The applicant must be able to work extended shifts, Holidays and university closings as needed.

Required Field(s) of Study


Preferred Relevant Education and Experience

Experience: 2 years as a Steam Plant Mechanic (Stationary Engineer) and/or 2 years as a Steam Plant Systems Operator.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Must possess a valid driver's license Other Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Professional certification preferred Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Local, state, or federal Stationary Engineer license or certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent customer service skills, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent leadership skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience with Integrated Development Environments and Source Control Software, Must be able to travel; some overnight travel, when required, Must be comfortable networking with groups or individuals, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to work extended hours during events and peak seasons, when required, Work effectively with a diverse community Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Qualifications & Disclaimer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.

No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

Position Reappointment Required No

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Inspect, maintain and repair boilers, deaerators, pumps, fans, blowers, air compressors, air dryers, oil and water separators, filters, water softeners, condensate polishers, reverse osmosis units, tanks, expansion joints and other auxiliary machinery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Install, maintain, calibrate and repair combustion and equipment control systems, O2 analyzers, valves, transmitters, meters, gauges and thermometers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Inspect, maintain and repair approximately 2 miles of utility tunnel high pressure steam lines, high and low pressure condensate lines and compressed air lines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Install, maintain and repair lighting and electrical equipment, fixtures and systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the duties of the Steam Systems Operator as needed due to sickness and vacations, including water treatment testing, taking corrective measures and make adjustments to maintain proper operational parameters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs water pressure test by pumping water into system to determine location of leaks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Observe standard safety precautions. Fill out forms and ensure Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Confined Space, and Burn Permit procedures are adhered to.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in training new Steam System Operators and Steam Mechanics as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to plant emergencies and work necessary overtime when required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Application

  • References

Optional Documents

  • Letters of Recommendation

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Do you possess a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess a minimum of a High School diploma or GED?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Do you possess at least one year of experience in the operation of some type of industrial equipment?

  • Yes

  • No

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