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3rd Class Power Plant Engineer

Posted: 12-10-18 Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell Location: Lowell

3rd Class Power Plant Engineer

Department of Facilities Operations & Services

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Incumbents of positions in this series operate, maintain and/or repair high pressure boilers, auxiliary machinery and equipment; clean machinery and equipment; respond to emergencies or equipment breakdowns; maintain adequate supply of fuel; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to ensure that the power plant facility is operated and maintained safely and efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Possession of a third class or higher stationary engineer’s license based on standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws  
  • Shift work as required

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles of operation of industrial type heating systems
  • Types and uses of industrial type heating systems
  • Principles of pneumatics as applied to heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Types and uses of pneumatic controls used in power plant operations
  • Calibration and/or adjustment techniques as applied to pneumatic control systems
  • Fundamentals of electrical practice
  • Types and uses of precision measuring equipment used in a power plant such as manometers, voltmeters, anemometers, tachometers, etc.
  • Types and uses of pumps used in water and fuel systems
  • Methods and techniques of pipefitting
  • Types, uses and principles of operation of industrial type ventilation systems
  • Principles of operation of industrial type air conditioning systems
  • Principles of operation of internal combustion engines
  • Types and uses of chemicals used in water treatment
  • Safety practices and procedures followed in power plants
  • Types and uses of high- and low-pressure boilers
  • Types and uses of steam plant accessory equipment, such as throttle valves, super heaters, back-pressure valves, feed-water regulators, etc.

Additional Considerations:

Similar institutional experience, additional trade experience or experience with automated controls.  Shift is Friday to Tuesday from 6AM to 2PM

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Instructions to Apply:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply,
Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.              
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. 

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