Advertised Summary Job Description: LOCATION: Powerhouse - Steam Shop SCHEDULE: Floating Shift - must be available for various shifts (6am - 230pm, 2pm - 10pm & 10pm - 6am), including weekends.
The Assistant Watch Engineer assists the Watch Engineer in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment duties to include: chemical testing and treatment of boiler water and campus loop water, changing oil tanks, oil soundings and cleaning strainers, switching oil burners and monitoring of distributed control system as well as monitoring/control of emissions to comply with EPA standards. Monitor Data Acquisition System (D.A.S.) that monitors campus buildings, room temperatures, machinery, cooling towers, absorbers and all auxiliary equipment that requires action prompted by alarms. Operate, start and stop chillers, chilled water pumps, condenser water pumps, and cooling towers according to demand and conditions. Rack in and out of large breakers and racking in grounds on the 13.8 kv feeders. Operate and monitor air compressor that feeds the campus air loop and power plant and if conditions warrant switch to alternate units and switch valves to keep the system in normal conditions.
General Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and Trade School Diploma or the equivalent required. Two (2) years experience in the operation and maintenance of high-pressure boilers and chillers.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must have NYC Refrigeration Engineer License.
Preferred Qualifications: College degree or military experience preferred. NYC High Pressure Operating Engineer License preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167367
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