Classified - Transfer Opportunity Power Plant Operator Senior

Code: 069 Posted: 09/24/2014

Classified Announcement
Discretionary Transfer Opportunity
Power Plant Operator Senior - 1
stand 3rd shift

The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has two vacancies for Power Plant Operators – Primarily 3rd shift (11pm-7am) with occasional 1st shift(7am-3pm) and 2nd shift (3pm – 11pm) hours of work.

These are classified, full-time, non-represented positions. Job Announcement Code(s): 14-04334

Job Duties: This position is in a large and highly complex Heating & Chilling Plant. Under the general supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, the Power Plant Operator-Senior is solely responsible for the following: total operation and maintenance of the entire plant in a safe and efficient manner, assistance in emergency situations, emergency repairs, and performance of any other duties associated with the operation of a complex heating and chilling plant. A complete position description can be found here.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Qualified candidates are required to have knowledge of emergency heating and chilling plant procedures and reactions; will have the ability to learn and perform essential job functions safely; will have the ability to deal with stressful situations; and will currently possess, or obtain, and maintain ASOPE Third Class Power Plant Operating Engineer License or approved equivalent. For all required qualifications, please refer to the position description.

Salary: Pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement or voluntary demotion transactions. Pay will not be less than the minimum of the 03-15 pay range, $19.298/hour. A six month permissive probation period may be required.

Special Notes: Information regarding campus safety and creating a bias free environment is available on our website at Printed copies of the information are available from UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety, 262-595-2455, Tallent Hall, Room 188. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an application. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin System Administration to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who are applicants for employment or employees.

Who is Eligible: Current or former State employees with transfer/voluntary demotion/reinstatement eligibility at or above the following counterpart pay ranges are eligible to apply for this position:

  • Administrative Support – Pay Range 02-15

  • Blue Collar & Non-Building Trades – Pay Range 03-15

  • Security and Public Safety – Pay Range 05-15/40

  • Technical – Pay Range 06-15

  • Fiscal & Staff Services – Pay Range 07-04

  • Professional Employees in Research, Statistics and Analysis – Pay Range 08-04

  • Professional Social Services – Pay Range 12-07/64

  • Education – Pay Range 13-04

  • Engineering – Pay Range 14-14

  • Science – Pay Range 15-04

  • Law Enforcement – 36-15/40

  • General Broad Band – Pay Range 81-04

If you are unsure of your pay range, please contact Deborah Pierre-Louis in Human Resources at 262-595-2263 or Employees who are At-Risk or who have been laid off and have restoration rights may also apply (must provide a copy of your At Risk letter).

Area of Competition: Employee Referral Service/Transfer/Demotion/Reinstatement

How to Apply: Interested, eligible internal candidates may apply by sending the following materials no later than 4:30 pm 09/30/14:

Letter of interest/cover letter
Current resume
UW-Parkside application

For your privacy and protection, please do not include your social security number. This information may be required at a later date but is not necessary to process your application for initial consideration.

Attention materials to Deborah Pierre-Louis by e-mail to, or fax to (262) 595-2693 or mail to UW-Parkside Human Resources, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141.

Contact Name: Deborah Pierre-Louis

Contact Phone: 262-595-2263

Contact Email:

Available Until: 09/30/2014

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