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Steam Plant Operator

Date Posted:  Apr 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  298301

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.


Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.


Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.




About the Job:

As a Steam Plant Operator, you will provide responsible technical work in all phases of the Steam Plant operation in a large state facility. You will be responsible for operation of 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 elements of the job duties: 

  • 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 and mechanical equipment and servicing diesel and electrical motors and engines. 
  • Assist in training new employees regarding duties in Steam Plant. 
  • In case of Coal boilers, adjust stoker feeder to increase or decrease supply of coal or checks proper adjustments on fire in oil fired boilers. 
  • In case of Coal boilers, adjust dampers and forced air to maintain correct fuel-air ratio. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

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:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Three (3) years of full-time experience in industrial operations.  
  • Must obtain within twelve (12) months, the Facility Operator 3rd Class certification. 
  • Specialized knowledge of all phases of Steam Plant operation. 
  • Specialized knowledge of methods and equipment used in operation of coal and oil-fired boilers. 
  • Thorough knowledge of operating standards to ensure safe, efficient Steam Plant operations. 
  • Ability to make decisions in emergency situations. 
  • Ability to perform required tests on boiler water, condensate softeners, etc. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


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: Richmond Indiana