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Operating Engineer

Detroit, MI
Key Accountabilities
• Identify unsafe acts or conditions; eliminate/mitigate hazards immediately where possible and notify affected personnel and supervisor.
• Safely operate plant equipment to meet the day to day demands of the customer’s facility.
• Record and analyze plant operational data and operation of facility systems to maximize equipment efficiency and reliability.
• Understand plant systems as a whole and the interdependencies of equipment and operator input on function and performance.
• Respond to abnormal and emergency operating situations in a safe and reasonable manner.
• Perform routine housekeeping duties and general clean-up of the facility and immediate surrounding area.
• Perform maintenance on all facility equipment including predictive, preventative, corrective, and emergency maintenance. These activities include lubrication, filter replacement, tube brushing, equipment cleaning, painting, equipment tear down, inspection and re-build, etc.
• Record and document all maintenance activities that are performed on facility equipment. This may include utilizing a computer-based maintenance management program to electronically document information and historical data.
• Follows all Company safety/environmental rules and regulations including LOTO, confined space, fall protection, electrical safety, chemical safety, and fire safety.
• Provide on-call support for emergency and contingency situations.
• Shift work is required, and employees will be required to perform both operation and routine maintenance of the facility equipment.
• A high school diploma or GED,
• City of Detroit 1st Class Refrigeration Operator High Pressure Boiler Operator License is required AND at least a 3rd Class Steam License REQUIRED.
• Four years’ experience in plant operations, including two years’ operating a centralized chilled water system.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management, and the general public.
• Knowledge of basic water chemistry is desired.
• Knowledge of power plant mechanical and electrical equipment, including chillers, motors, pumps, water treatment systems, electrical distribution, control systems, etc., and associated maintenance functions.
• Ability to operate valves, switches, controls, keyboards, and other devices associated with power plants.
• Knowledge of and ability to understand fundamental principles related to physics, mathematics, electrical theory, heat transfer and fluid flow, thermal dynamics, and chemistry.
• Ability to use basic hand tools, portable electric and pneumatic tools, and basic lifting equipment such as chain hoists, davits, slings, and hydraulic cranes.
• Ability to learn and become proficient in all site-specific systems and sub-systems.


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