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Steam Plant Operator

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  374303
Location: 

Greencastle, IN, US, 46135

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Normal starting salary for this position is $17.64 per hour. Could be more with relevant, verifiable work experience or education.

 

Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Job:

As the Steam Plant Operator, you will be responsible for providing responsible technical work in all phases of the Steam Plant operation in a large state facility. In this position, you will be responsible for operation of steam producing boilers which supply steam for heating buildings, operating food service facilities, generating hot water and other facility operations.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Make periodic inspections of conditions of fires in boilers.  
  • Ensure that Steam Plant is operating within appropriate safety standards. 
  • Take periodic readings on equipment operations and maintain data log as per Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requirements. 
  • Ensure the water in salt bin at proper level for use in brine tank and maintain Reverse Osmosis machines for proper boiler operations. 
  • Assist in annual overhaul and cleaning of boilers, repairing pumps, mechanical equipment, servicing diesel and electrical motors and engines. 
  • Assist in maintaining condensation return systems to ensure proper and safe boiler operations. 
  • Assist in training new employees regarding duties in Steam Plant. 
  • Supervise steam plant personnel/IDOC offenders on assigned shift and advise them of special duties on emergency situations. 

 

Additional requirements, if this position is based at Adjunct General’s Office (AGO): 

  • Adjust stoker feeder to increase or decrease supply of coal or checks proper adjustments on fire in oil fired boilers. 
  • Adjust dampers and forced air to maintain correct fuel-air ratio. 

 

The job profile 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 with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Four (4) years of full-time paid experience in industrial operations.  
  • Must obtain within twelve (12) months, the Facility Operator 3rd Class certification. 
  • Test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Working knowledge of all phases of Steam Plant operation. 
  • Working knowledge of methods and equipment used in operation of coal and oil-fired boilers if the position is based at AGO. 
  • Thorough knowledge of operating standards to ensure safe, efficient Steam Plant operations. 
  • Ability to train, work with and direct the work of personnel and offenders assigned to Steam Plant. 
  • Ability to make decisions in emergency situations. 
  • Ability to perform required tests on boiler water, condensate softeners, etc. 
  • Must complete the IDOC Supervisory Training. 
     

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) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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