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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


  • Responsible for the monitoring and operations of high pressure gas and oil fired super-heated boilers along with steam turbine and gas turbine generators, including all auxiliary and supporting equipment. 
  • Start-up, synchronize, load and unload electrical generators.
  • Perform periodic rounds of inspection for the power plant, checking for the proper function of equipment.
  • Test and maintain boiler water chemistry as prescribed by the plant chemist guidelines.
  • Primary responsibility of directly operating and maintaining all equipment within the plant in a safe, reliable and efficient manner and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regularions, CPP policies and procedures.
  • Perform responsibilities and assigned duties as a member of a watch standing team.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks on power plant systems (including all plant auxillary systems) and ensures their safe, proper and efficient operation.
  • Ancillary duties include writing and reviewing procedures, on-the-job and classroom training and root cause analysis investigations, providing basic maintenance, filling in for employees in other job classifications, and performing other tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or a trade school equivalent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mathematics in the industrial environment, including basic physics and chemistry for power plant operations, process equipment and instrumentation fundamentals, steam system basics, and boiler and turbine operations.
  • At least two (2) years of maritime or powerhouse experience with super-heated boiler, gas turbine generator and steam turbine generator operations is necessary.
  • Considerable mechanical aptitude is necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety standards and procedures is necessary.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of high-pressure boilers, turbines, generators and related equipment is necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in high-pressure boilers along with steam and combustion generators is necessary.
  • Ability to maintain and prepare routine operations records and reports is necessary.
  • Ability to exercse tact and discretion in relationships with others is necessary.
  • Must be able to perform the full range of duties, with or without a reasonable accommodation, in the classification in an environment that has high levels of heat and noise, This position constantly positions self to service and repair powerhouse equipment under and over obstacles, ascends/descends ladders to service and repair powerhouse equipment, and routinely moves powerhouse equipment and materials weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Work Schedule

Work schedule is a 12 hour rotating shift. However, the schedule will be an 8 hour rotating shift during the initial training period.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the International Union of Operating Engineers, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.