Power Plant Operator-Senior
Deadline for Applications Extended to 04/30/2021

Code: 17054 Posted: 03/26/2021

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career and is part of the UW System. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At UW-Parkside we offer good benefits and an opportunity to get involved in community projects and employee engagement activities. We are certainly proud of its diverse student body in the UW System. We work together to help our students, staff and faculty thrive. Find out why UW-Parkside is where you belong.

Position Title: Power Plant Operator - Senior

Employment Type: Full time/University Staff/Non-Exempt

Reports To: The Power Plant Operator-Senior will report to the Power Plant Superintendent.

Pay: Starting at $28/hour

The Facilities Management Department is a key part of the University that ensures the campus roads are clean, that utilities like water and electricity are operating effectively and efficiently, and that our campus is clean and beautiful. The work environment for this position is predominantly indoors. Exposure to dust, odors, moving mechanical parts and noise is common.

Essential Job Functions

This is a responsible position in a large and highly complex Heating & Chilling Plant. The Heating & Chilling Plant provides steam, chilled water and compressed air to campus buildings, which are inter-connected by a series of underground tunnels and conduits. On shift, the Power Plant Operator – Senior is responsible for the following: total operation and maintenance of all plant equipment in a safe and efficient manner, assistance in emergency situations, emergency repairs, and performance of any other duties associated with the operation of the plant.

Hours of work: Primarily 3rd (11:00 PM – 7:00 AM) shift. Occasional 1st (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM) or 2nd (3:00 PM – 11:00 PM) shift. Random shifts, 12 hour shifts, repeated/successive shifts, or overtime may be required.

Physical requirements: Possess and/or demonstrate the ability/mobility/flexibility/balance to: perform duties under adverse conditions such as working below grade, in extreme hot/cold or confined spaces and from elevated or uneven surfaces; climb ladders, traverse planks or walkways, squat, kneel, bend, stoop, crawl, twist, lay flat; lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. repeatedly; tolerate airborne dust and a dirty work environment; apply torque by use of hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, torso, and legs; exert pushing, pulling, and twisting forces; access boiler watersides/firesides and tanks/vessels through restricted openings; move about the plant and perform complex procedures under established time constraints.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Training in heating, cooling and/or power plant operations, or related experience
  • Currently possess (OR obtain before completion of probation (12 month minimum)) and maintain ASOPE Third Class Power Plant Operating Engineer License, or approved equivalent.
  • Basic computer skills (i.e., e-mail, web browser)
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Friday April 30th 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 05/09/2021

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