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FMD Stationary Engineer Trainee

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States (on-site)
21 days ago



Retirement Plan:

TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information
The position will be assigned to either 1st 12:00am-8:00am or 3rd shift 4:00pm-12:00am and does not usually rotate between shifts. 8hr work day with paid lunch within a 21 day shift rotation which then repeats. Will be scheduled 2 out of every 3 weekends. No on-call rotation. This is an essential worker.
Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the organization.
Advertised Salary $31,500

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Closing Date:

Proposed Starting Date 10/16/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy:

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Position Information

Classification Title Skilled Craftsperson FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family FTE 1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required

minimum qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drivers License
Position Summary
Incumbent will train under the guidance of a journey worker who is both a competent Central Steam Plant Operator and licensed Stationary Engineer. The employee will gain experience by acquainting themselves with foundational knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials related to boilers and steam production. Such experience involves familiarity of overall plant safety, boiler feedwater testing and treatment, operation, servicing and repair of high pressure steam boilers, pumps, motors, fuel oil and gas controls, emergency power generators, forced draft systems, safety devices, and electronic computer operated boiler controls.

Within the timeframe of no more than 4 years, the employee is needed to become a fully qualified operator of the Central Steam Plant and be licensed as a 2nd class Stationary Engineer within the GSAPE organization.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Ability to react quickly & calmly in emergencies
  • Ability to read instruments
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and interpret data
  • Possess basic math skills
  • Basic Interactive computer skills
  • Familiarity with basic hand tools with ability to make basic repairs when necessary
  • Ability to understand and comply with moderately complex oral and written instruction
Physical Demands
  • Stand, walk, climb stairs, bend, stoop, work with hands above head, work from a standard and/or extended ladder, and lift up to 75 lbs. throughout a working shift.
  • Enter confined space.
  • Work in elevated ambient temperatures.
  • Driving to perform job related duties.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Work toward the goal of becoming a fully qualified central steam plant operator and be licensed as a 2nd class Stationary Engineer within the GSAPE organization.
Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities
Operate high pressure boilers, adjust/regulate controls commensurate to campus steam requirements while maintaining maximum operating efficiency on a variety of fuels; natural gas, fuel oil, and coal. This is accomplished using installed and portable electronic, pneumatic and computerized monitoring and control systems, and safety devices to insure continual safe and proper operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment.
Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities
Maintain boiler operating data, official records/logs, relative to Central Steam Plant SOP , state/federal regulations.
Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities
Perform chemical testing and treatment on condensate return system and boiler feed water.
Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities
Assist steam equipment mechanic/machinist in making repairs to high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment through supervision of assigned personnel and direct participation when needed. Assist in boiler and equipment inspections as required, confined space entry, chiller observation.
Percentage of time 5

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.
Recruitment Contact Name Leah Melnik Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65655855
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Georgia
  • Position Title: FMD Stationary Engineer Trainee
  • Job Function: Education
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