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UTILITY OPERATOR I*
Job Title: UTILITY OPERATOR I*
Job Code: 0515
Job Level: 07
Revised Date: 03/01/2020
Job Family: JF 21
Operates steam boilers, chilled water systems, pumping systems, and auxiliary equipment to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient plant operation; monitor HVAC and electrical systems; assist in the training of plant personnel and assume the duties of the plant supervisor when required.
Cleans and maintains equipment and work areas
Monitors equipment, conduct rounds and maintains records of equipment operational status
(Assist in) Locally operate steam boilers, chilled water systems, pumping systems, and auxiliary equipment at the direction of the control room operator or superiors
Perform (Assists with) lock-out/tag-out of equipment for maintenance personnel
Remains current on all changes in operating procedures, new equipment, and related systems
Performs (Assists in) troubleshooting and initial root cause analysis on equipment failures and operational upsets
Assist mechanics and technicians as required/directed to troubleshoot issues
Assist other operators as required/directed.
Assists in observation and monitoring of electrical systems
Assists in plant equipment training
Locate major branches, valves, piping systems and lines to troubleshoot plant or distribution problems
Perform basic calculations and conversions
Use computer software applicable to operations
Provide technical guidance and direction to lower level personnel
Perform other related duties incidental to the work above
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires a High school diploma or equivalent
Work requires three years experience in operating utility systems equipment, facilities or distribution systems. Must pass the Basic Duke Utility Systems Operations Test within 6 months of entering position
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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