Position Summary Saint John's Power House invites applications for the full-time benefit eligible position of First Class Shift Operator. Saint John's Power House is located on the Saint John's University campus in central Minnesota on 3,000 acres of managed woodland and lakes. This position reports to the Chief Engineer and/or Assistant Chief Engineer. Operators are responsible for keeping power plant operating at all times. Must have knowledge of all shifts, work a rotating shift, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This position is subject to call back at the discretion of the Chief, Assistant Chief, or their designee. Responsibilities 1. Responsible for the operation of all power plant equipment. - 3 boilers operating at 180 P.S.I., natural gas/fuel oil - 2 steam turbine generator units - 800 kw capacity - 2 diesel generator units - 800 kw capacity - 2 - 750 ton, 1 - 900-ton steam absorption chillers = 2,400-ton total - 2 cooling tower systems each containing multiple cells - 3 Boiler feed water pumps 1 steam turbine driven & 2 electric motor driven - Electrical switch gear to sync our power to Xcel for distribution into campus electrical grid - Aeration gravel Water Filtration system for the treatment and removal of iron and manganese within the potable domestic water distribution system. - 3 zeolite water softeners complete with brine storage and reclamation - Reverse Osmosis filtration for boiler water make-up - 2 vane type air compressors with filtration and dryers - Pumps, fans and motors of various sizes - Operate vacuum chlorine system for the disinfection of potable water 2. Make minor repairs and adjustments. 3. Under direction of Chief, Assistant Chief, or their designee the start- up and shut-down of boilers, turbine generators and auxiliaries. 4. Monitor various steam, electrical, and building management system meters using computer-based tracking-reporting and tracking abnormalities. This will include KMC building temperatures, etc. 5. Blow down all boilers as necessary according to results of boiler water tests. 6. Test boiler water to determine condition of water daily. (This will determine amount of chemical needed and amount of blowdown). 7. Adjust chemical feed rate for boilers. 8. Test safety equipment on all boilers that are online every shift, (low water alarm, low water cut-off). 9. Make adjustments as necessary in the generation of electricity according to thermal demand for campus heating or cooling. 10. Take several readings and record per shift on all operating plant equipment. 11. Record readings on chiller when operating. 12. Record reading of all plant meters daily using Microsoft excel spreadsheets. 13. Start and test diesel generator units as directed by Chief or Assistant chief or their designee. 14. Responsible for day to day operation of domestic water system maintaining proper Water Tower level - Start and stop pumps - Addition of chlorine as a disinfectant as necessary - Back wash filter when necessary - Regenerate water softeners, as required 15. Assist with equipment maintenance as directed. 16. Ability to operate bobcat loader and forklift. 17. Responsible for general housekeeping, sweep and scrub floors, wipe equipment, etc. 18. Answer telephone and take messages. 19. Assist other department personnel when they come for supplies or tools. 20. Know and use confined space entry procedures. 21. Ability to enter a boiler drum and fire box for cleaning. 22. Effectively communicate pertinent operation, equipment breakdown, and maintenance needs, etc. during shift overlap, verbally and/or via entries into a daily logbook. 23. Required to conduct operational checks at Wastewater Treatment Plant as needed. 24. Perform other duties as assigned by Chief, Assistant Chief, or their designee. Qualifications - Minnesota First Class A engineer’s license; or proper willingness and ability, including aptitude, to obtain a Class 1A license under the direction of Powerhouse staff. - Three years’ experience in operating and/or maintaining boilers and turbines; or mechanical knowledge and aptitude to gain required experience/licensure. - Ability to work rotating shifts as assigned by the Chief, Assistant Chief, or their designee. - Ability to think and act quickly in an emergency. - Ability to work in varying climatic and temperature conditions. - High school graduate. - Computer knowledge and proficiency required (Microsoft Office); and the ability to learn new control systems and software. - Ability to operate bobcat/forklift and other mechanical equipment as required. - Ability to lift 70 pounds minimum. - Ability to report to work in a reasonable time during emergencies. - Valid driver’s license and clean driving record To Apply Applications are accepted online by clicking on "Apply" . A complete application includes submission of a cover letter and resume. Order of Saint Benedict ( conducting Saint John's Abbey, Saint John's Preparatory School and Liturgical Press ) provides a comprehensive fringe benefit program. This brochure provides a summary of the benefits offered to employees. HEALTH INSURANCE Employees are eligible for coverage in the health insurance plan on the first of the month following their date of hire. You may elect medical coverage for yourself; and also choose to cover your eligible dependents. The employee and the Order share in the cost for this benefit. The plan also uses a Preferred Provider Organization Network; you receive discounts when utilizing health care providers in the network. Care received outside of the network is covered, but at a higher cost to the employee and the institution. DENTAL INSURANCE Employees are eligible for coverage in the dental insurance plan on the first of the month following their date of hire. You may elect dental coverage for yourself, and also choose to cover your eligible dependents. The employee and the Order share in the cost of this benefit. The plan also uses a Preferred Provider Organization Network; you receive discounts when utilizing providers in the network. Care received outside of the preferred network is covered, but at a higher cost to the employee and the institution. LIFE INSURANCE Life insurance is another form of protection for you and your family in the event of your death. As an eligible employee you receive term insurance based on your salary level which is paid by the Order, as follows: Salary Life Insurance $0-$20,000 $50,000 $20,000-$37,500 $75,000 $37,501-$50,000 $90,000 $50,001+ $100,000 Employer provided life insurance in excess of $50,000 is subject to imputed income tax (a tax on the value of the premium). You also have the option of purchasing additional one, two, three or four times your annual salary. In addition, for a nominal cost you may cover your eligible dependents. VACATION As a benefit to eligible employees, a paid vacation is made available. Vacation time is based on the number of hours worked and the years employed. Employees working 100% time receive the following: Vacation days per year Years employed 10 days 0 to end of 2nd year 13 days beginning of 3rd year to end of 5th year 16 days beginning of 6th year to end of 10th year 20 days beginning of 11th year and over HOLIDAY PAY Paid holidays are a benefit to eligible support staff employees. The Order recognizes ten official holidays during a calendar year. Holiday pay is computed on the basis of an eight-hour day for full-time employees. SICK LEAVE Full-time employees earn up to 9 days per year, pro-rated based on FTE. Sick leave is cumulative from year to year up to a maximum of 720 hours (90 days). Employees may use up to 160 hours per year of accumulated personal sick leave to care for ill family members not living in the employee's household. LONG-TERM DISABILITY After a year of employment, the Order provides disability coverage in the event of an illness or injury that prevents you from working. This plan provides a benefit that equals 60% of your basic monthly earnings to a maximum monthly benefit of $11,000. This benefit will be payable for the benefit duration, provided the employee is unable to perform the usual and customary duties of his/her occupation. FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN The flex spending accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis, for eligible medical and dependent care expenses. TUITION ASSISTANCE The tuition assistance plan is an educational benefit provided by the Order to a qualified son or daughter of a full time employee toward meeting the tuition costs at Saint John's Preparatory School. The dependent must meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive this benefit. Tuition assistance is available for for grades 7 - 12 only TUITION EMPLOYEE Tuition remission is an educational benefit provided by the Order to full-time employees. A full-time employee and spouse (if applicable) are eligible for tuition free education benefits the first full semester after six months of employment. The payment of special fees is the responsibility of the employee. Full-time employees may enroll for one undergraduate course per term, which includes summer; up to a maximum of 2 courses per year. PARENTAL LEAVE A three week (15 days) paid leave will be granted to eligible employees due to the birth or adoption of a child, pro-rated based on FTE. New employees are eligible for this benefit after twelve months of employment. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free counseling resource available to employees and immediate family members. EAP counselors can help you identify problems and concerns regarding family, marriage, emotions, alcohol or drugs, financial difficulties, legal issues and job stress. All contacts between you, your family, and EAP are provided as a benefit from the Order and are confidential. RETIREMENT PROGRAM The Order of Saint Benedict provides two 403(b) retirement plans: A Defined Contribution Plan and a Supplemental Tax Deferred Annuity Plan. These plans are administered by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). Enrollment in the retirement plan will be effective the first day of the month following date of hire, unless the employee elects to opt-out. Employee OSB Year Contribution Contribution 1 3% 1% 2 3% 3% 3 3% 5% 4 3% 7% 5 3% 9% Supplemental Retirement Annuity Full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees may voluntarily elect to contribute to the Supplemental Tax Deferred Annuity Plan. A Roth option is also available. AFLAC SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE This voluntary plan offers an additional level of financial protection for you and your family in the event of a serious accident or illness. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS These plans allow employees to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for IRS approved expenses. VISION PLAN This voluntary plan offers affordable vision coverage for routine eye exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, and contact lenses. Discounts on hearing exams and hearing aids are also included. * Benefits subject to change annually Revised July 2017
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