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Steam Plant Operator - Muscatatuck

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  27416

Muscatatuck, IN, US, 47223

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About the Adjutant General's Office (AGO)

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 balance.  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.



This role typically hires at an annual salary of $28,314.

About the Job:

The employee is responsible for the steam plant shift operation at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Makes periodic inspections of conditions of fires in boilers and determines quality of fire by observation;
  • Ensures that the powerhouse is operating within appropriate safety standards;
  • Adjusts stoker feeder to increase or decrease supply of coal or checks proper adjustments on fire in oil fired boilers;
  • Adjusts dampers and forced air to maintain correct fuel-air ratio;
  • Takes periodic readings on equipment operations and records all data;
  • Maintains water in salt bin at proper level for use in brine tank and checks amount of brine water in tank for softeners;
  • Assists in training new employees regarding duties in powerhouse;
  • Supervises steam plant personnel and inmates on assigned shift and advises them of special duties on emergency situations;
  • Makes a thorough inspection of entire plant upon assuming shift operation to ensure that all conditions are normal;
  • Makes decisions on daily operations;
  • Assists in annual overhaul and cleaning of boilers, repairing pumps and mechanical equipment and servicing diesel and electrical motors and engines;
  • Operates and supervises maintenance of all ecology control equipment;
  • Provides supervision of offenders assigned to work on a specific shift in powerhouse;

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 We're Looking For:
  • Three years of experience in a large institutional or industrial steam plant
  • Extensive knowledge of all phases of powerhouse operation;
  • Extensive knowledge of methods used in operation of coal and oil-fired boilers;
  • Thorough knowledge of operating standards to ensure safe, efficient powerhouse;
  • Ability to operate and maintain all equipment in, and out of, the powerhouse;
  • Ability to work without close supervision and ability to train, work with and direct the work of personnel and inmates assigned to powerhouse;
  • Ability and experience to obtain a “Certificate of Competency” from the National Association of Power Engineers;
  • Ability to make decisions in emergency situations;
  • Ability to perform required tests on boiler water, condensate softeners, etc.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license
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.

What you get in return:

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

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


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