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Boiler Operator

Apply now Job no: 502905
Work type: Nonexempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Trades

Boiler Operator works on a rotating shift to operate and maintain a dual fuel steam plant with large electric centrifugal chillers. Maintain operations logs. Monitor energy management computer system. Work closely with HVAC crew to identify and resolve utility problems. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

Position Number: S75160

This position is a Grade: 8 - 40 with an approximate salary range of $46,180-$55,420 and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications

Lehigh University offers a comprehensive and family friendly benefits package which includes but is not limited to Health Care, Retirement and Educational benefits. Information can be found on our website

1. Facility Operations

•Start and shut down boilers.
•Monitor energy management graphics and disposition alarm messages.
•Inspect utility plant equipment, cooling towers, and building mechanical rooms.
•Perform chemical analysis on operating boilers.
•Calibrate water quality analyzer and operate water softeners.
•Start and stop air compressors and air dryers.
•Starts and shuts down centrifugal chillers.
•Troubleshoots operating difficulties and takes corrective action.
•Legibly records readings of plant operating parameters.
•Maintains computer log of plant operations and conditions.
•Cleans machinery and spaces.
•Responds to emergencies.
•Works with HVAC tech/mechs to perform assigned tasks.

2. Repairs and maintains machinery and equipment

•Monitors mechanical devices in operation to identify source of trouble.
•Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
•Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
•Repairs or replaces defective parts.
•Lubricates and cleans parts.
•Starts devices to test performance.
•Performs preventive maintenance.

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist  

Variable Shifts/Schedule; Rotating weekly day/middle/night as part of a 4 person crew for 24x7x365 coverage.

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community


High school diploma or GED is required; Technical field of study 

Three to five years of related work experience

•Professional boiler training such as a Black Seal license or experience in the military working on boilers preferred

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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