University of Northern Iowa Utility Plant Operator I/II (04318-ME4) in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Utility Plant Operator I/II (04318-ME4)

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Position Details

Department: Utilities & Power Plant

Location: Power Plant

Contact: LeRoy Corwin

Phone: 319-273-6347

Department URL:

Number of Positions: 1

Wage Details

Pay Grade: UPO I: 09/4 UPO II: 11/4

Starting Hourly Wage: UPO I: $19.19/ UPO II: $20.96 (plus $.65 hr. shift differential)

Position Funding: Appropriated Funds

Work Schedule

Appointment Type: Full-Time; 12 Months

Schedule: Thursday- Tuesday, 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. (Tuesday & Wednesday nights off)

Shift: Third Shift

Job Details:

Primary Function:

Utility Plant Operator I: Under general supervision, 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 as coal and yard operations and limited maintenance activities.

Utility Plant Operator II: Under general supervision, operates all plant auxiliary equipment and system; operates solid fuel boilers; and makes rounds and records readings throughout the plant to monitor all plant equipment.

Position Requirements:

Utility Plant Operator I: 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.

Utility Plant Operator II: Must have a high school diploma or GED; three years experience in an industrial plant, process plant or power plant, operating boilers, pumps, fans, conveyors, or other similar equipment including a minimum of one year experience in the operation of coal and/or gas/oil fired water tube boilers and related plant equipment including pumps, fans, conveyors, and other similar equipment; and possession of a license similar to the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) or State of Minnesota Second Class Engineer license or ability to become licensed within 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications:

Application Process

Application may be obtained by downloading at: A Merit application is also available at: UNI Human Resource Services 027 Gilchrist Hall Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034 Phone: 319-273-2422 Fax: 319-273-2927

Submit completed application materials to Human Resource Services via mail, fax, or in person. Indicate position title and the search number (04318-ME4) on your application. If you have a valid application with HRS, you can contact HRS to add this search number to your current application.

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Application Deadline

Application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.