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Stationary Engineer - Tempe Campus

at Arizona State University

To be determined
Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 55740

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Stationary Engineer – Tempe Campus
Arizona State University  
Job Number: 55740BR
Campus: Tempe
Job Description
Facilities Management, Central Plant, seeks a Stationary Engineer for the Tempe Central Plant.  This is an entry-level position to assist in the monitoring, operating, repairing and perform preventative maintenance on boilers and/or chillers and related equipment. This Central Plant is a 24/7 operating facility.
Salary Range
To be determined
Close Date: 09-October-2019

Essential Duties
Monitor various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, turbines and/or other related equipment. Prepare logs, charts and reports of operating conditions. Clean, paint, lubricate, service and perform minor maintenance adjustments necessary to ensure safe and economical operation of all central plant equipment and submit reports to ensure efficient utilization of equipment and adherence to the preventive maintenance program.  Make chemical analysis of water samples and adjusts amounts of chemicals being used to protect equipment properly.  Operate data center and computer to question or verify specified operating conditions at various university facilities as required; initiate corrective action in trouble or emergency situations by notifying proper department or dispatching appropriate personnel to site. Perform maintenance in disassembly, assembly, repair and cleaning of boilers, chillers or other related plant equipment as required. Apply safety standards at all times and maintain good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions. Report problems affecting plant safety to appropriate personnel.  Ability to communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform the essential functions of the job.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  4 days/10 hour shifts, Sunday – Wednesday, Nights, 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Minimum Qualifications
Three years experience in the operation of boiler and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.Some positions in this classification may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment.Some positions in this classification may require a current Arizona driver's license upon employment.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in:•use of hand tools of the trade.
•monitoring, operating and maintaining boilers and/or chillers.
•operating and maintaining large (>1000 ton) centrifugal chillers.
•using a DCS workstations or equivalent.
•using MS Word and Excel for trend analysis and analytical reports.

Demonstrated knowledge:•of boiler and/or chiller equipment, operation and maintenance.
•of the refrigeration cycle and how it applies to large (> 1000 ton) centrifugal chillers.
•in pump performance characteristics (temperature, flow and pressure).
•in operating and maintaining high volume steam boilers and steam plant components.
•of integrated heating and cooling plant normal and emergency operations, utilizing a thermal energy storage system, and applying sustainability practices as appropriate to large campus distribution system.

Evidence of EPA /CFC certification
Working Environment
Work in noisy environment, varying temperatures and confined spaces.  Wear personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, gloves, hearing protection).  Bend, lift and carry objects above the shoulder up to 75 pounds (e.g. valves, actuators, small pumps, pipes, ladders, manhole covers, cooling tower fill panels, resin medial cylinders, electrical starters, electrical motors, etc.). Work off ladders to open/close valves, change lamps, repair boilers and chillers, and test safety alarms.  May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).  Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use.   Drive a University vehicle.

Department Statement
Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seek candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs.  The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses.  By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent
benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Central Plant on the ASU Tempe Campus (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd). 

Must possess EPA/CFC certification, or be able to obtain within six months of employment.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. 

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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