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Job Summary

Temporary Boiler Operator - short term duration (Contingency basis)

The University of Michigan Dearborn is seeking to fill a temporary boiler operator position on a contingency basis to provide coverage in the event of staff shortages due to vacations, short term sickness, medical leaves, etc.

NOTE: Hours may vary from day, evening or midnight shifts and weekend work may be required.

Position Description:

Provide relief to Operating Engineers in a low pressure natural gas fired steam plant consisting of three 600hp fire tube boilers.

Plant contains one condensate return/surge tank with transfer pumps feeding a deaerator feed water heater, including related pumps, standby pumps, and water softening equipment. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Reasonable maritime or powerhouse experience with high pressure boiler operation.
  • Minimum of five years demonstrated successful steam plant operating experience. 
  • Current City of Dearborn or City of Detroit high pressure/low pressure boiler operator license, and first class refrigeration operator's license.
  • Ability to tolerate high levels of heat and noise.
  • Ability to regulate boiler operations.
  • Reasonable knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in relationships with colleagues and other staff or faculty.
  • Physical ability to perform the full range of duties of the classification including but not limited to climbing ladders, lifting 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of direct digital controls systems, and control system scheduling software.
  • Knowledge of chillers both air and water cooled, cooling towers and HVAC equipment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Reasonable mechanical aptitude.
  • Reasonable knowledge of the equipment, methods and materials used in boiler and refrigeration operations.
  • Reasonable knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of high and low pressure boilers and related equipment.
  • Graduation from high school, trade school equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 are 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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.