Position Title Boiler Operator/Stationary Engineer
Position Number 993601
Requisition No. S01962
Salary Range/Pay Rate $34.07 after 90 days / $30.28 probationary
Oakland University offers an excellent benefit program including a
comprehensive medical plan with low contribution amounts for our employees,
dental and vision plans at no cost for our employees, generous paid time off,
University contributions to our 403(b) retirement plan after eligibility is
met, tuition assistance for employees and dependents after eligibility is met,
free access to our Campus Recreation Center and workout facilities, and
flexible work schedules and wellness programs. These are current benefit
levels subject to future changes.
This position is an Oakland University Campus Maintenance and Trades – MEA/NEA
position. The incumbent will be represented by the MEA/NEA.
This position will remain open a minimum of five (5) working days. External
applicants may be considered. Qualified bargaining unit members will receive
interviews and initial consideration.
Employee Group/Grade Mastery Level VII - Heating Plant
Job Category Service
Work Schedule FT/Reg (40 hours)
This is a full-time position working the following shift:
Wednesday: Midnight – 8:00 a.m.
Thursday: Midnight – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: Midnight – 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: Midnight – 12:00 p.m.
Pay Schedule Hour
Number of Hrs./Wk. 40
High school graduation, endorsed trade school or an equivalent combination
of education. Proof of four years of experience operating heating plants,
power houses or boiler rooms with high pressure steam and/or High
Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) operations.
Individual must possess a valid current City of Detroit high pressure
boiler operator's license.
Applicant must demonstrate operation and maintenance working knowledge of
operation and maintenance of hydronic heat systems, fans, motors,
isolation valves, control valves, pumps, expansion tanks, heat exchangers,
cooling towers and water chemical treatment.
This individual is to evaluate and take corrective steps to resolve
Candidate to have knowledge, experience and training for flame monitor
Applicant to perform boiler inspection teardown and restore boiler to
Applicant to understand, troubleshoot and reset boiler management system
Candidate must also possess a working knowledge of other trades including
electrical and plumbing installations and have ability to perform repairs
on these systems.
Competence to repair equipment in a professional manner.
Ability to read, understand, interpret, and follow blue prints, sketches,
job specifications, layout piping, directions, safety labels, equipment
manuals, etc. is required.
Aptitude and skills necessary to operate a personal computer is also
Applicant must be available to work weekends, holidays and evening shifts
as needed and respond to emergency calls.
Applicant must have the physical ability to perform the full range of
proposed job duties and capability to tolerate high levels of heat and
This individual must be able Ability to work without supervision.
Candidate must communicate effectively with supervisor, students, staff,
faculty and visitors.
A Valid Michigan vehicle operator's license and a driving record
acceptable to the university are required.
Applicant to have a minimum of (2) years' experience operating a
Building Automation System (BAS) using Honeywell EBI, Automated Logic
Corp (ALC) WebCTRL, Johnson Controls, Tridium/Niagara, comparable BAS
Knowledge and experience using ABB Industrial Compact AC800M PLC's, Bailey
SLC's, Allen Bradley Logix or other industrial automation controls is
Applicant to have knowledge, experience and formal training for Fireye
E-110 or newer flame monitor safety controls.
Experience with Cogeneration is also desired.
Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement,
all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but
qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent
by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion may be considered.
The successful candidate will become part of a skilled trade's team
responsible for the Central Heating Plant (CHP) and campus-wide
This individual will be called upon to perform a variety of tasks
associated with maintaining and operating CHP, High Temperature Hot Water
(HTHW) distribution system, building HVAC, and various mechanical /
plumbing / electrical/ control systems.
Job Open Date 03/14/2023
Job Close Date
Position Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Are you a member of the Oakland University Campus Maintenance & Trades-MEA/NEA?
Documents Needed to Apply