Plant Operator Job

Children's Health - Engineering and Safety Careers

Job Number: 54501

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 6-18-2018



This position is responsible for analyzing, planning, installing, evaluating, certifying and correcting mechanical system malfunctions.


The following describes the basic position duties that an employee MUST be able to perform for this role. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below DOES NOT identify all duties performed by any single person in the position. Has developed skills needed to perform a range of day-to-day activities

Understands how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and has a basic understanding of how the team integrates with others

Manages own workload by applying an understanding of team priorities; may provide assistance to less experienced colleagues

Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects solutions from established options

Impacts own work by completing tasks that have quantitative and qualitative performance dimensions

Exchanges straightforward information in routine situations


Operate and maintain Chiller Plant equipment including but not limited to the following: chillers, chilled water pumps, condensing water pumps, cooling towers and all associate equipment (e.g. pumps, motor, gear boxes, fill material, risers, cold water basin, heat exchangers, chiller tube cleaning, make-up water system, water chemistry testing & treatment, controls, variable frequency drives, etc.)

Operate and maintain Boiler Plant equipment including but not limited to the following: steam boilers, hot water boilers (domestic water heaters), deaerator tank, boiler feed tank, boiler feed pumps, water softeners, make-water system, steam traps, heat exchangers, condensate system, water chemistry testing & treatment and all associated equipment (e.g. pumps, motor, gear boxes, controls, variable frequency drives, etc.)

Operate and maintain facility HVAC systems and equipment to include but not limited to the following: air handling units, fan coil units, split systems, humidifiers, exhaust fans, VAV boxes, DX units, Liebert units, and all associated equipment (e.g. fans, compressors, refrigerant, controls, pneumatic control systems, HVAC control valves, electric motors, pneumatic control systems, etc.) Must be able to perform testing and balancing of HVAC systems.

Assist in the repair and maintenance of complex piping systems to include steam piping (replacing steam valves, installation of condensate pumps, steam leaks, etc.), chilled water piping and valves.

Knowledge of building automation systems, fire/smoke damper repairs, OR support (temperature, pressure, humidity), and general hot/cold call support.

Maintain environmental temperatures and air balance.

Accomplish and document preventive maintenance.

Perform other job duties and special projects as required.


3 - 5 years related experience in one of the following: Boiler Operation and Maintenance, Chiller/Chilled Water Operation and Maintenance, HVAC Systems, or Pipe Fitting Required

7+ years related experience in one of the following: Boiler Operation and Maintenance, Chiller/Chilled Water Operation and Maintenance, HVAC Systems, or Pipe Fitting Preferred


High school diploma or equivalent Required

Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience Preferred


HVAC Technician Certification and Universal EPA License Preferred

Stationary Engineer License, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade Preferred

Pipe Fitting Certification Preferred

Chilled Water Certification Preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


Heavy - Exerting 60-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-60 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 constantly.

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