Working Title: Energy Systems Technician Fixed Term 18-month position
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.
JOB PURPOSE To safely operate and maintain the Energy Operation facilities and thermal energy systems.
CORE JOB DUTIES
Safely maintain all operational and environmental parameters.
Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems, significantly through the distributed control system, reporting any abnormalities to the Shift Supervisor.
Safely perform routine maintenance.
Work within the computerized maintenance management system.
Observe gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Control plant equipment using control systems or semi-automatic equipment.
Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data and/or from digital interfaces to optimize the energy system.
Take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, atestablished intervals.
Start or stop chillers, boilers, auxiliary pumping equipment, or other power plant equipment as necessary.
Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, filters, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power.
Clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as chillers, boilers, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration.
Inspect records or logbook entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status. Detect and isolate malfunctioning equipment.
Maintain plant chemistry within allowable parameters.
Participate in the initial development and updating of plant operating procedures.
Participate in Root Cause Analysis evaluation when required.
Work with other stakeholder groups, both internal and external to Stanford, as needed to troubleshoot and optimize all facets of Energy Operations.
Order parts, supplies, or equipment.
Performs cleaning, mopping, painting, re-lamping and other general housekeeping duties needed for an efficient and sanitary work environment.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and three years of energy facility or utility plant operations experience working as an operator or a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience.
A valid California driver's license
MINIMUM REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Working knowledge of a distributed control system
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Ability to use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
Knowledge of and ability to adhere to environmental and safety rules, regulations, and plant operating procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
Basic water chemistry knowledge.
Experience working with large chiller systems.
Experience with mechanical, I&C, or electrical maintenance
Experience with Distributed Controls Systems, Plant Historians, and standard office computer applications.
Frequently lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
Frequently stand/walk, twist/bend/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
Frequently kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Requires ability to work 12-hour shifts and for callouts in support of a 24/7-hour operation due to emergencies, sickness, vacation, etc.
Central Energy Facility conditions require wearing of Personal Protective Equipment, including hearing protection with normal plant noise > 80dB TWA.
May work at heights >4ft.
80% of time spent outside the facility monitoring equipment reporting to Shift Supervisor in Control Room.
20% of time spent in Chemistry lab and/or training.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with the applicable collective bargaining agreement and all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/
The expected pay range for this position is $52.81 (Step 1) to $64.03 (Step 10) per hour. Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the university will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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