Career Opportunities

Internal Vacancies (Open to UW System Employees Only)

Power Plant Operator in Charge

Posting Date

3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Title:  Power Plant Operator in Charge

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Power Plant Superintendent and has the primary responsibility to maintain all of the heat/chill plant in good working order as well as all condensate return mains and high pressure steam traps on campus. Schedule operators shifts and vacations. Help out at residence life. Act as back up to supervisor and assign work to other employees.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Schedule operators to ensure coverage.
  • Schedule preventative maintenance for equipment.
  • Source and procure parts and supplies.
  • Tour heat / chill plant to ensure equipment is running properly.
  • Monitor Energy Management Computer for HVAC alarms on systems.
  • Read and understand computer printouts, make screens and program Energy Management Computer.
  • Learn language and procedures in operating computer-controlled equipment.
  • Receive and respond to fire and security alarms and emergency phone calls.  Notify appropriate response team.
  • Respond and take appropriate action during power outages by adjusting power supply.
  • Train employees on proper operation of heat / chill plant equipment.
  • Work with operators and perform operator duties.
  • Assist Contractors with maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Maintain a Universal Refrigeration license.
  • Inspect and repair the Condensate System, Steam Traps, and Flow Meters.
  • Perform maintenance on heating coils, cooling coils, and air handling units.
  • Perform Steam Trap Survey bi annually.
  • Periodically tour Residence Life mechanical rooms to ensure equipment is operating correctly.
  • Assist HVAC Technician with laborious activities.
  • Enter residence halls to very and repair HVAC needs as identified on Mercury.
  • Perform chemical testing of boiler, cooling, and chilled water systems.
  • Weigh and add chemicals to achieve proper chemistry control.
  • Test and adjust water softeners and dealkalizers.
  • Perform boiler blowdowns to achieve proper chemistry control.
  • Work with Chemical Representive to ensure Boiler, Tower and Chilled Water Systems are kept within the proper ranges.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent at time of application
  • 2 years operating high pressure boilers
  • 2 years operating centrifugal chilled water systems
  • 2 years utilizing and monitoring an automated building energy management system
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a universal refrigeration license upon appointment


  • 5 years operating high pressure boilers
  • 5 years operating centrifugal chilled water systems
  • 5 years utilizing and monitoring an automated building energy management system

The successful candidate will have exceptional oral, written, interpersonal, organizational, time-management, computer, proofreading, and customer service skills; the ability to communicate with diverse constituents; and the willingness to work independently, as well as part of a collaborative team. This position requires the ability to manage multiple deadlines, projects, and priorities with attention to detail and exceptional accuracy; show excellent judgment, including sensitivity to personal and confidential information; and demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to ongoing change. Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness, are essential for this position.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Hourly salary range of $24.25 - $25.00.

This position will earn an additional $0.60 per hour for all weekend hours worked and an additional $0.45 per hour for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Power Plant Operator in Charge"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, March 25, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.