The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Shift Operator 1 with Capital Planning & Operations: Central Heating Plant. This is 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 $27.27 per hour.
UNB operates a high pressure steam Heating Plant consisting of (5) Boilers which burn Biomass, Bunker C and Natural Gas to produce high pressure steam on an uninterruptable basis for heating and process equipment through an approximate 5 km distribution and return system to UNB, STU, RPC, DECRH. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the high pressure steam heating plant at UNB. The Shift Operator 1 shall report to the Shift Operator 2 and the CHP Superintendent.
- Assist in the operation of a high pressure steam heating plant in accordance with duties as defined by NB-Regulation 84-175 under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act.
- Responsible for ordering and receiving wood, take wood samples, and direct wood to appropriate silo. Wood is received 24 hours a day as required. Maintain clear and safe passage to receiving hopper and hopper doors are clear of snow and/or ice and opened at the time of delivery. Adaptable to new operating techniques, new technology and modern automated equipment as new initiatives are implemented within the steam and condensate systems. Such systems may include but are not limited to the operation of computerized Distributed Control System, Programmable Logical Controllers, Plant data historian networks, Multi-fuel boilers.
- Performs preventative and corrective maintenance as required on Boiler equipment and steam/condensate equipment within tunnel system.
- During periodic plant or boiler shutdowns and as otherwise required performed Shift Maintenance 1 duties as directed.
- Assist in cleaning boiler room, silo area, equipment and surrounding property.. Rake ash and direct ash to ash bin.
- Ensure all visitors, contractors, and students within the Central Heating Plant follow UNB’s safety regulations.
- Maintain containment systems for fuel oil storage. Must ensure manual draining of the containment system to control ground water and runoff water.
- 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.
- Must have knowledge of lock out and tag out permits and equipment as required by Work Safe NB as well as be responsible for isolation of equipment to allow personnel to perform maintenance.
- When filling Shift Operator 1 duties this person would be under the supervision of the Shift Operator 2, make adjustments to plant equipment and controls to compensate for varying load conditions, fuel switching, shut-downs and emergency conditions such as power failures.
- When filling Shift Operator 1 duties this person would be responsible for weekly monitoring and recording of fuel levels on oil water separator systems and emergency standby generator and reporting any abnormal findings to limit the risk of environmental emergency.
- Performs 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.
- Experience in Operation of a High Pressure Heating Plant would be an asset.
- 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 be capable of coping with emergencies involving boilers and associated equipment. Computer skills are considered an asset.
Closing date for applications is November 16, 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.