This recruitment is for three (3) vacant Energy Utilities Specialist – Contributing (Auxiliary Operator) positions (00022275, 20019258, 20019260), by applying you will be considered for all three (3) positions.
This position will obtain the skill set to assist the Shift Supervisor (SS), Control Room Operator (CRO) and Assistant Control Room Operator, (ACRO) in the operation of all plant components, equipment and systems in complex steam and electric generating facilities (Cogeneration Facility, Manning Drive Steam Plant and Landfill Gas Generation) to ensure they operate safely and reliably. This position will assist the SS, CRO, ACRO and other Auxiliary Operators (AO) in the operation of the Land Fill Gas System Flare and Generator. Position performs equipment LOTO, water lab testing, offloading of fuel oil and bulk chemicals and maintain equipment performance logs and reports. This position is responsible for the daily inspection of the operating equipment for proper valve alignment, lubrication and equipment operating condition detected at the actual equipment in the field. The auxiliary equipment includes all plant equipment and components. For example, steam turbine generator, fans, pumps, piping systems, valves, control valves, tanks, mills, steam traps, cooling tower, condensers, fluid drives, heat exchanges, air compressors, water treatment systems, bag houses, fuel oil storage, chiller units, ash removal system, etc. These operations require an understanding of utilities systems, equipment and components. The operating practices will ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of these multi-million dollar facilities. This position communicates with the appropriate personnel to ensure that all malfunctions are corrected in order to maintain continuous steam and electric service to the customers. The incumbent in this position will develop a skill level which will allow for growth opportunities throughout the operations group. This position assists in the facility security during non-business hours and weekends 24/7. Positions at this level perform a variety of reoccurring and related tasks procedures and processes that are readily understood. Positions work under the direction of a supervisor and will be required to self-perform less complicated tasks. This position is an Adverse Weather/Emergency Event & CDM (Communicable Disease Mandatory) and must report to work during periods of adverse weather or other University emergency.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).
KNOWLEDGE – TECHNICAL: Technical skill and knowledge in a specific technical area(s) and keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. May be acquired through academic apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these. Conversant with operations systems, basic regulatory requirements and market driven factors as they pertain to energy facilities producing chilled water, electricity and steam.
SAFETYANDHEALTHCOMPLIANCE: Ability to understand applicable policies and procedures and maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment. Ability to perform tasks safely to avoid danger to self or co-workers; ability to identify and inform supervisor and fellow employees of potential work place safety issues and practices; ability to ensure that appropriate protective equipment is in a safe manner.
PROBLEMSOLVING: Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues. Ability to follow instructions or standard operating procedures for assigned tasks; ability to ask for clarification of instructions as needed; ability to perform routine or repetitious tasks completely and accurately; ability to check work for mistakes prior to review and ability to compare finished work to what is expected.
Directly related coal fired steam plant operations experience at a Cogeneration facility or other power plant/utilities experience.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.