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Iowa State University Utility Plant Operator I - 5467 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Utility Plant Operator I - 5467

Pay Grade 209

Entry Hourly Rate 19.41

Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 90089M

Position Title Utility Plant Operator I

Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning and Management

Work Unit

Base of Employment H - Merit (paid semi-monthly)

Appointment Type Merit Permanent

Pay Frequency Semi-monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule

40 hours/week, 28-day Rotating shifts, Work hours would be:

6-2 shift: 6 am-2 pm Wednesday – Sunday, off duty Sunday 2 pm to Wednesday 6 am

2-10 shift: 2 pm-10 pm Friday-Tuesday, off duty Tuesday 10 pm to Friday 2 pm

Swing Shift: Tuesday 6 am – 2 pm, Wednesday -Thursday 2 pm – 10 pm, Friday 10 pm to Saturday 6 am, Saturday 10 pm to Sunday 6 am, off duty Sunday 6 am to Tuesday 6 am

10-6 Shift: Sunday-Friday 10 pm to 6 am, off 6 am Friday to 10 pm Sunday

Relief Shift: Monday 6 am to 2 pm, Tuesday-Friday 6 am to 2:30 pm

Number of Hours per Week 40

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Facilities Planning and Management department at Iowa State University is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Utility Plant Operator I. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for operation of power plant auxiliary systems and assisting Utility Plant Operator II personnel, and other employees, in all aspects of plant operations; as well coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities. Duties include ash handling and removal, operation of solid fuel and gas/oil fired boiler systems, operation of coal and limestone handling equipment and systems, and operation of various auxiliary equipment. This position also makes rounds of plant equipment, records readings onto log sheets and alerts appropriate staff of changes needed to equipment. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, communicate effectively, and make safety a priority.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or GED, AND two years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Special Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating gas boilers, coal boiler experience, pumps, fans, conveyors or other similar equipment.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Candidates whose qualifications substantially exceed the minimum required qualifications relative to the demands of the position may, upon the request of an employing department, be appointed at a higher rate of pay than the entry hourly rate listed above.

Department Contact Name Emily Craig

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/24/2019

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email