Plant Operations and Maintenance has primary responsibility for the operation, maintenance, service, and repair of Central Plant, building, machinery and utility systems at UCI. Responsibility for, but not limited to, the operation, maintenance, and cleaning of the combustion turbine generator; steam turbine generator; heat recovery system; AQMD emissions reduction systems; gas compressor; related electrical equipment and systems; high pressure, multi-fuel and HTHW boilers; both steam and electric chillers; cooling tower; air compressors; water softeners; high temperature hot water generators; air dryer systems; vacuum systems; emergency generators; all auxiliary equipment and any other equipment under the jurisdiction of the Central Plant. Maintain accurate records of equipment operation and maintenance on log sheets and logbooks. Maintain accurate records of time and materials used for equipment repairs and maintenance. Provide emergency services, excellent customer communications and services to the campus community.
The position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and maintenance of a preventive and corrective maintenance program to insure reliable operation of the central plant and an accurate maintenance history of all plant and building equipment. The position will also perform operational, maintenance and other duties as assigned, associated with the central plant.
To be hired into this position, the individual must possess (within 6 months of hire) a valid unlimited Steam Operating Engineering License, issued by the City of Los Angeles.
Three years Power Plant experience: Operation and maintenance.
Various equipment experience: Maintain, operate, repair, overhaul, replace. (Vac. Pumps, air comp., air dryers, various water system skids).
Knowledgeable in Rigging, and lifting heavy equipment.
.Ability to align pumps, fans, and motors.
Pipe fitting skills of all sizing. Blk. pipe, PVC piping and SS tubing.
Ability to replace bearings and seals on pumps and motor.
LOTO (Lock Out/Tag Out) experience.
Knowledge and skills to operate, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair all central plant equipment and systems.
Knowledge and skills to operate, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair all campus building mechanical equipment and systems.
Knowledge of gas turbine engines and electrical systems.
Knowledge of commonly accepted industry operation/maintenance practices.
Ability to use PC or computer system to access and manipulate data and control equipment and processes.
Ability to manage programs and maintain files, records, and logs.
Must be able to see and read well enough to understand written work instructions, technical manuals, blueprints, computer screens, printouts, etc.
Must have oral and written communication skills adequate to convey instructions, directions and information to co-workers, managers, customers, and contractors.
Must be able to adjust priorities to accomplish objectives in a changing work environment.
Possession of a Turbine Endorsement on the valid unlimited Steam Operating Engineer License.
Possession of E.P.A. Certified Universal Technician Licenses
Knowledge of University policies and procedures
Must be familiar with and comply with specific and detailed safety procedures, such as biosafety and confined entry requirements, radiation safety and biosafety protocols, asbestos removal procedures, specifics of Material Safety Data Sheets, etc.
Must be able to appropriately wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, goggles, face shields, gowns, gloves and protective safety equipment such as safety glasses and safety shoes.
Must possess a valid California Drivers License and participate in the DMV Pull program.
Must be able to work scheduled/unscheduled overtime, during weekends, holidays, and off-shift periods and be accessible by telephone.
Must have the physical stamina to work in inclement weather (hot/cold) conditions, confined spaces, from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, etc.
Must be able to climb a vertical ladder to the height of approximately 50 feet.
This position does not permit smoking anywhere on UCI campus.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.
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