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Maintenance Power Plant Operator
Job Number: 2023-42657
Category: Maintenance and Facilities
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Rotation
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Power Plant-Operations - W843010
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 22
Union Code: Union Position-W20-AFSCME Trades and Building Svc
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: May 6, 2024


Under the general supervision of the Director or designee, the Maintenance Co-Generation Engineer I operates the boilers, turbine generators, turbo-motor compressors and all related auxiliaries of the Co-Generation Facility. 



  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all power plant equipment including boilers, turbine generators, air compressors, refrigeration equipment, pumps, motors and all other related equipment auxiliaries.
  • Perform repairs to mechanical, electrical and distribution systems
  • Responsible for the production of steam, power, electrical power and refrigeration
  • Operates all high-pressure steam boilers with superheaters, economizes and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operates all steam turbine generators, condensers, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries, synchronizing the generators when necessary, synchronizing Mass Electrics cables with the generator when necessary. Logs observations. Performs minor electrical functions (changes fuses, bulbs, checks circuit breakers) etc.
  • Observes power demand and consumption making required adjustments for power factor correction, frequency and voltage.
  • Operates four (4) electrical power systems, namely, the Uninterrupted Power System (UPS), the normal 13,800 volts power distribution system from the utility company, the Emergency Power System from the standby diesel generator.
  • Operates all centrifugal compressors, motors, condensing steam turbine-driven, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries. Logs observations.                                                                                    
  • Operates a large cooling tower and fans serving the turbine and refrigeration systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, cleaning and repair of all power plant equipment and instrumentation.
  • Ability to take readings on all Power Plant Equipment.
  • While in the performance of routine duties; may be required, as needed to perform all work associated with all maintenance trades of an equal or lower graded classification; where the work or task does not require a specific license.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Must hold a Massachusetts Third Class or higher grade Stationary Engineers License.
  • 1-2 years experience in modern power plant.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of, and ability to maintain and repair, all power plant related equipment, with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts.
  • Possess some welding and machine shop experience.
  • Possess the theory and application of good safety practices around high pressure, high voltage systems (13,800 volts), and rotating equipment.
  • Possess the theory, application and experience in the operation of maintenance of refrigeration and condensing steam turbine-driven centrifugals compressors, evaporators, condensers, and related equipment
  • Possess theory, application and experience in the operation of large condensing, extracting steam turbo-electric generating equipment and related auxiliaries.
  • Possess the theory, application and experience of large high pressure boilers equipped with super heaters, economizers dual fuel systems, pneumatic combustion controls, and flame scanners.

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