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Power Plant Engineer Sr

Job in Royal Oak - Oakland County - MI Michigan - USA , 48073
Company: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.)
Contract position
Listed on 2021-08-23
Job specializations:
  • Maintenance/Cleaning
  • Energy/Power Generation
    Power Plant
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Under limited supervision, operates, maintains, and repairs major power plant and/or auxiliary equipment such as boilers, chillers, programmable controls, pumps, condensers, generators, air

compressors and refrigeration equipment for all Hospital buildings. Programs and monitors equipment controls, and makes necessary adjustments. Monitors all building utilities as well as providing ongoing sampling of boilers and maintaining appropriate steam pressure to operate the building. This position

reports to the Supervisor, Power Plant.

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  • Maintains constant surveillance of power plant equipment in operation by observing programmable controls and energy management system. Takes water samples, tests and takes immediate action.
  • Operates the computerized energy management computer (BAS). Maintains emergency generators for the Hospital. Troubleshoots and repairs problems as necessary.
  • Programs and monitors boiler controls for proper operation.
  • Maintains pressures, proper water levels and anticipates variation in steam load.
  • Maintains daily written records and logs of various phases of boiler operation and activities of particular shift to which assigned.
  • Records and monitors daily natural gas and water usage.
  • Monitors incoming utility information, such as incoming city water pressure, electrical power and natural gas.
  • Maintains and operates electric centrifugal and steam absorption chilled water systems.
  • Maintains and provides preventive maintenance on building equipment as required
  • Maintains working knowledge of Hospital, state and other appropriate regulations and standards related to boiler operations and safety.
  • Performs annual maintenance on boilers and associated equipment, including boiler teardown preparation for inspections.
  • Makes regular inspection rounds, identifies and takes appropriate action with regard to any suspected or identified

    malfunctioning equipment or breach of security.
  • Regularly maintains equipment, shuts boiler down on predetermined schedule, starts the system when necessary.
  • Makes various control adjustments as needed throughout the Hospital as required.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance calls during off shifts/hours as required
  • Responsible for maintaining all critical power plant systems in peak operating condition.
  • Responsible for resolving technical equipment issues as they occur.
  • Must be eligible for overtime status.
  • Is able to work reasonable extended hours to accomplish priority repairs and to fill in for

    disaster, vacation or illness coverage


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 5B Biocide Applicator-Michigan Department of Agriculture preferred
  • Confined Space Entrant/Supervisor preferred
  • Course work at technical/vocational school in high pressure steam operation and refrigeration operation preferred

• City of Detroit or Dearborn High Pressure Boiler Operator License, 1st Class Refrigeration Operator license or Stationary Engineer Journeyman card with Industrial Refrigeration experience
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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