The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Shift Operator 2 with Capital Planning & Operations. This is a continuing full-time (40 hours per week) position with the GLTA employee group. The position is funded by the University Budget with a salary of $30.48 per hour.
UNB operates a high-pressure steam Heating Plant consisting of (5) Boilers which burn Biomass, Bunker C and Natural Gas. Reporting to the Central Heating Plant (CHP) Superintendent, the Shift Operator 2 is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the high-pressure steam heating plant at UNB.
- Operate a high-pressure steam heating plant on an assigned shift in accordance with duties as defined by NB-Regulation 84-17 5 under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act, Article 22.
- Report all violations in the scope of the Central Heating Plant's Approval to Operate. Complete necessary documents and provides notification to the appropriate authorities.
- Adapt to new operating techniques, new technology and modern automated equipment as new initiatives are implemented within the steam and condensate systems.
- Coordinate with all outside agencies as required.
- Ensure all visitors, contractors, and students within the CHP follow UNB's safety regulations.
- Perform daily chemical testing of boiler water, feed water, and condensate to maintain recommended conditions of steam and condensate systems. Report upsets to CHP Superintendent.
- Receive goods and retain documents and technical information for the CHP Superintendent, as necessary.
- Periodically log readings on an hourly basis of temperature, pressure, and flow. Perform various calculations and record collected data, troubleshoot, and make necessary operational changes.
- Responsible for isolation of equipment to allow personnel to perform maintenance.
- Periodically inspect all Central Heating Plant equipment and building infrastructure.
- Rake ash for solid fuel boilers, as required.
- Perform preventative maintenance, as required.
- Provide daily direction to the Shift Operator 1 in the operation of the Central Heating Plant.
- Perform Shift Operation Maintenance duties during periodic plant shutdowns, or as required.
- Make recommendations for improving equipment efficiency, operating techniques and plant operational changes to the Central Heating Plant Superintendent or designate.
- Act as the Central Heating Plant Superintendent as required and as code limitations permit.
- Tasks may require exposure to various conditions including an industrial environment, inclement weather, working at heights, confined spaces, hot ambient conditions, and may also be performed under emergency conditions.
- Prepare operating procedures/manual as assigned. Perform related duties as required.
- Possession of a valid third (3rd) class Power Engineer License as defined by NB-Regulation 84-175 under the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Act, Article 12.
- Must have at least one year of experience in the operation of a high-pressure steam heating plant.
- Knowledge and ability to use the equipment and procedures employed in the operation and maintenance of a second-class high-pressure steam heating plant.
- Must have knowledge of lock-out and tag-out permits and equipment, as required by Work Safe NB.
- Must be capable of coping with emergencies involving boilers and associated equipment.
- Knowledge of an issuance of Plant hot work permits.
- Computer skills considered an asset.
- Ability to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis.
Closing date for applications is September 10, 2021 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.