Plant Operations Specialist - Campus Services

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus Services
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Ensures safe and efficient operation of steam plant boilers (up to 4,000 BHP) and other equipment associated with the steam plant.
  • Operates and controls utility panels that monitor equipment to maintain utility services to the plants, Delta-V knowledge and operation is preferable.
  • Inspects steam plant to check meters, charts, pressures and temperatures.
  • Monitors, maintains and troubleshoots Boiler Plant Operation Control system to ensure proper plant and boiler operations for multi-boiler plant.
  • Creates trends and graphs to pinpoint and monitor controls system failures.
  • Troubleshoots electronic and digital controls; tunes and calibrates boiler controls and gauges.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on Plant boilers and related equipment from pumps and drives to boiler digital control devices in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards.
  • Ensures boilers are operating and maintaining pressures and temperatures at the designated Plant set points and water levels in accordance with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) instructions.
  • Assists with maintenance and inspection of University State permitted gas-fired package boilers.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and wiring drawings.
  • Completes work orders and preventative maintenance orders to document work performed.
  • Communicates orally and written with department personnel and management for the purpose of receiving and advising on matters concerning boiler plant operation controls.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years of maintenance experience with power and heating hot water boilers and controls of various sizes.
  • Familiarity with test and calibration equipment to include volt/amp meter, manometer, gas leak detection meter and Hart communication devices.
  • Must hold a Third Class Power Engineer's License issued by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc. (NIULPE).
  • A valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.
  • Positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 100 pounds and to bend, stoop, and twist.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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