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The Central Utility Plant Operator is primarily responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of high-pressure boilers and chillers for the heating and cooling of a major Health Sciences facility. CUP Operators are also responsible for the operation, service, and repair of power plants involving, high voltage electrical distribution systems, Diesel Generator, Fuel Storage tanks, Automatic Transfer Switches, emission control equipment, Centrifugal chillers, electric chillers, and thermal energy storage systems. Monitors various energy management systems for the facility. Other duties include analyzing chilled water, boilers, closed-loops, condenser water, reverse osmosis water, and deionized water.
The Central Utility Plant Operator is distinguished from the Systems Operator in that the Operator typically works with stationary and centralized equipment that support the entire Hospital operation. Under supervision, this position monitors, operates, and maintains combined heat and power plant and chilled water/high temperature hot water systems. Operate, service, and repair stationary power plant equipment including gas turbines, high voltage electrical distribution systems, natural gas compressors, emission control equipment, steam driven chillers, electric chillers, and thermal energy storage systems.
Support plant operations that ensure continuous plant performance safely and efficiently. Monitor and respond to changes in operating conditions to maintain continuous plant performance. Perform plant operations, perform work duties and routines, perform minor planned and corrective maintenance, and respond to emergencies as needed. Perform physical watch stander rounds of the Central Utility Plants per prescribed frequencies and in accordance with established round protocols and recording direction. Record and report any abnormal conditions to the Lead Central Plant Operator. Assist Lead Central Plant Operator in troubleshooting any plant issues.
This is a watch standing position, which will require maintenance duties. Adhere to policies, procedures, and practices on safety and plant operation instructions. Medical Center Central Utility Plant Operators (MCCUPO) are responsible for handling incoming calls from customers, and dispatching the building operators to access the customer's call request. Reviewing and distributing a variety of Facilities Engineering requests. Using their knowledge of the trades or services to dispatch and monitor work orders. Receive trouble calls and call in necessary personnel during power outages and emergencies. During the emergency situation, the MCCUPO is responsible to make sure all escalation communication has been sent out to Leads, Supervisor, and Managers/Directors.
Must have a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record.
Journeyman level Plant Operator with proven experience in support of plant operations.
Proven ability to monitor, operate, and maintain combined heat and power plant, chilled water/high temperature hot water systems, and connected co-generation equipment controls.
Demonstrated Ability to provide customer support and information, as needed, to keep customers satisfied.
Ability to effectively deal with the public. Strong ability to effectively communicate orally, both in person and by telephone.
Ability to represent the FE department and Medical Center in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.
Environmental Protection Agency Certification (EPA) or commitment to get certified within six months of hire.
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