About the Role:
Do you enjoy working in a mechanical setting? Do you have either a Minnesota First Class B Stationary Engineer License or a Minnesota First Class A Operating Engineer License? Are you a self-motivated individual looking to be part of a team? If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be a good candidate for operating and maintaining our heating plant at St. Olaf College. You will work to provide steam to the entire campus, which is comprised of 18 academic buildings and 10 residence halls, year-around and cooling in the summer months. Using your knowledge of high-pressure steam and chiller operation, you will be in charge of the plant for the duration of your shift, supported and directed by the Chief Engineer.
The shift will be 8 hours with occasional overtime as needed for coverage.
What You’ll Do:
• Operate and maintain high pressure steam boilers according to the laws of the State of Minnesota and standard boiler operating practices.
• Operate and maintain centrifugal chillers, air compressors, generators, a wide variety of pumps, motors, and the RO System.
• Perform water tests, recharge chemical tanks, and complete operating logs and chemical testing on boilers, chillers, condensate system, chilled loops, and RO system.
• Communicate the status of all equipment and duties performed in Engineers Log Book and communicate this information to the oncoming/off going Operating Engineer.
• During chiller operation, sweep tower cells, and climb ladder to inspect the hot deck of the tower.
• During winter operations, assist in boiler conversion from natural has to #2 fuel oil as required during curtailment periods.
• Perform routine maintenance on all operating equipment in the heating plant and tunnels. Rebuild steam traps and pressure reducing station pilot valves, and replace pump seals.
• Adhere to safe engineering practices and procedures.
• Assist in annual boiler and chiller inspections.
• Monitor Energy Management System and notify proper personnel of alarms. Create work orders as needed.
• Answer plant phone to route all after hour emergencies.
Who You Are:
A successful candidate will have a Minnesota First Class B Stationary Engineer License, a high school diploma or equivalent, 3+ years of experience in boiler operation and maintenance, and not have a fear of heights or confined spaces while practicing safe working protocol.
It would be helpful if you had vocational or technical school training and a Minnesota First Class A Operating Engineer License.
You are flexible and willing to help out and adjust your workload quickly. You like working independently and are able to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. You pride yourself on your consistency and dependability. You enjoy physical work and are able to lift and carry heavy loads on a consistent basis. You have a friendly demeanor, are approachable and show professionalism at all times.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to reviewing your application!
Candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check and a pre-employment physical if offered employment.
Please review the job description here:
Who We Are:
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.
The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/
A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/
A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483
An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/
An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/
St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.
St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.
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Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057