Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Steam Plant Operator

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   183588

Agency Name:   Department of Administration

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

These positions are Shift work.

These positions operate the Building Automation Computer Systems in order to monitor and control building temperatures, lights, equipment status and to identify and correct problems.  Control boilers in order to provide steam generation by firing and operating high and low pressure boilers and related equipment, monitor temperatures, pressures, levels, chemical concentrations and flows attendant to the system.  Makes emergency calls to other buildings during evening, night and weekend hours for the purpose of inspection and repair.  

Makes pressure, temperature, hour, amperage and flow readings on running equipment in order to fill out various records and logs to determine proper machine function using the knowledge of the industry.  Manually starts and stops, if necessary, pumps, fans, chillers and other equipment in the buildings of the Capitol Complex in order to control state worker environment while maximizing energy and resource conservation. 

Performs general maintenance at the skilled craft level including but not limited to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, painting, air-conditioning and boiler operation.  Rebuilds steam traps, changes belts and bearings on equipment, repacks pumps and valves, lubricates pumps, bearings and expansion joints, cleans flues on boilers, repairs or replaces valves and piping on gas, steam and water lines, using black iron, galvanized and plastic as needed.  

Resets breakers in electrical panels, replaces switches and outlets, relamp and replace ballasts in light fixtures, disconnect electrical power to equipment in order to implement repairs, run conduit and wire to install new equipment as needed.   Repairs, rebuilds and installs pumps, valves, traps and piping in order to maintain the integrity and efficiency of the power generation system by performing the task associated with the plumbing industry at a skilled craft level using appropriate tools, techniques and procedures in accordance with industry standards.

These positions are unclassified, full time with benefits.

Starting hourly rate $14.30 - $15.75, commensurate with qualifications.

Positions are open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires two years of experience in the following building mechanical trades: electrical, electronics, plumbing, power plant operation, boiler operation, HVAC, and electronic/pneumatic control repair. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.  Requires a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor such as lifting, pushing and pulling to move equipment.  Must be able to climb ladders and work from scaffolding and ladders. 

How To Apply:

Step 1:  Register for an Applicant ID number by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

Step 2:   Complete the online State of Kansas Employment Application form and send to the Department of Administration.   

Step 3:   Send the Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate to dofapersonnel@ks.gov.  

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid and up to date Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws.  A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.  All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid and up to date certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.  If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation may affect your consideration for this position.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.

Contact Information:

Kim Warren
Department of Administration Personnel Office
900 SW Jackson, Room 401-North
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-4770
FAX: 785-368-6610

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department of Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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