Texas Tech University Utilities Trainee - Utility Plant Operator in Lubbock, Texas

Utilities Trainee - Utility Plant Operator

Requisition ID 11265BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Ops Div CHACP 1

Position Description Performs skilled work of the journeyman/tradesman level in the operation and maintenance of equipment in a central heating and cooling plant. Responsibilities involve the efficient operation and maintenance of all utility equipment in the central heating and cooling plant. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on periodic inspection of charts and records concerning operating efficiency and observation of the quality of utility services rendered.

Major/Essential Functions Training to learn the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance of the equipment in a heating and cooling plant and for maintaining an uninterrupted supply of utility services to the campus, Health Sciences Center, University medical Center, and University facilities.

This is an Essential Personnel position and will be subject to call during off hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to pass technical pre-employment exam.

  • Must be able to understand, remember, and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Must be competent in writing skills; must be competent at basic mathematical operations; and be able to verbally communicate effectively.

  • Must be able to show mechanical aptitude (machines, engines, HVAC, boilers, etc.). Operates and maintains boilers, steam turbines, refrigeration chillers, and all supporting equipment and associated systems.

Occasional Duties

Required Qualifications High school or equivalency, and competency in written and mathematical skills. Academic performance, job experience, or advanced training or education that indicates the employee will be able to complete the Personnel Qualification System. Background and experience indicating a mechanical aptitude. Knowledge of hand tools, occupational hazards and safety precautions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Applicants for this Security Sensitive Level II position will be subject to a criminal background check and must pass a drug and alcohol test after a conditional offer of employment has been extended, but before employment can be confirmed.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 10.65

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Schedule Details 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Skilled Craft

Removal Date 11/07/2017