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Steam Plant Tender

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  139021

Butlerville, IN, US, 47223

Work for Indiana

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About the Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General's Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO's programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields-from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers-looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balanve,  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees. 


Salary Information:

The starting annual salary is $25,766.00.

About the Job:

The Steam Plant Tender works in the powerhouse of a state facility and is responsible for maintaining a constant supply of heat through operation of the coal-fired boilers.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Operates heavy equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, elevators and conveyors to maintain a steady supply of coal to the boilers;
  • Measures and records amount of coal supplied to each boiler;
  • Utilizes ash pulling equipment to remove waste ash from the boilers;
  • Assists shift operator in monitoring gauges and equipment to ensure conditions are normal,  operating within appropriate safety standards and ensuring maximum efficiency; 
  • Performs minor maintenance on coal and ash handing equipment and assists in periodic overhauls, cleaning, major repairs and  the installation and repair of steam lines;
  • Cleans boilers, equipment and areas of plant as assigned;
  • Assists in building maintenance throughout the training site to include minor and emergency repairs of plumbing, electrical, etc;
  • Complies with all appropriate protective and safety requirements in the performance of duties including, but not limited to the following:  use of personal protective equipment (PPE); handling, storage and  mixing of hazardous materials according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS); confined spaces; and complying with safety requirements in the use of tools, equipment, etc; 
  • Occasionally performs grounds maintenance work including mowing, trimming, fertilizing, leaf removal, trash pick-up, snow and ice removal and minor repair of parking areas, roads and walks.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent with experience in maintenance or operation of boilers or heavy equipment;
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist in all phases of steam plant operation,  maintenance and repair;
  • Working knowledge of all health, safety and sanitary procedures for the safety of personnel and equipment;
  • Ability to respond effectively and quickly to an emergency situation;
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to use skills in the trades of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc;
  • Must have and maintain a valid Indiana Driver’s License;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour