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Utilities Generation & Distribution Systems Operator

Rochester, NY

Summary:   Will be responsible for the operations and maintenance on RED’s industrial water, boilers, compressed air, and steam distribution systems within Eastman Business Park. This would include, but not limited to starting and stopping all equipment as well as making adjustments as need to on line units both manually and via the DCS system and unloading of several types of chemicals. All while following company procedures to maintain a safe workplace and comply with a regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

► Perform routine boiler room, refrigeration and water treatment systems equipment inspections and performance including documentation of operational data,
checking and adjusting of controls on equipment as necessary.
► Oversee the proper operation of the water treatment plant, boilers, turbines, and distribution systems with the shift operations teams, ensuring all teams adhere to the proper
procedures & guidelines
► Assist with repairs as needed on all equipment and distribution systems piping.
► Conduct sampling and testing of chemical treatment systems including the unloading of bulk chemicals.
► Provide operating support for equipment shutdowns and startups including securing of equipment using standard LO/TO procedures.
► Assist with maintaining equipment in a clean and operable condition.
► Assist with the development and updates of standard operating procedures.
► Maintenance duties as needed including refrigerant handling, leak repair, pump packing adjustments, etc.
► Provide operating support for overhead distribution piping systems.
► Other duties as assigned such administrative, proper record keeping, inspections, etc.
► Must adhere to all safety protocols and regulations.

Education and/or Experience:

► High school diploma/GED, 2 years of experience at lower level operator/mechanic position, knowledge of refrigeration systems, cooling towers, water treatment plant, piping
systems, building structures and steam turbines helpful.
► Proficient in MS Office
► Ability to learn various industrial software applications (Maximo, Compliant Pro, Tags Pro, Ovation, and Pi software), becoming proficient with its use within a short time after
hired (~3 – 4 months).
► Ability to work with all levels of the organization.
► Need strong communication skills.
► Ability to learn DCS (distributive control systems), Ovation control systems for shift operations within a short period after hire.
► Must have a valid NYSDOT drivers’ license and proof of insurance.
► Required to attain a minimum of a City of Rochester S-3 Stationary Engineers License within 14 months after starting this position.
► Required to attain a minimum of a City of Rochester R-4 Refrigeration Operators License within 18 months after starting this position.
► Required to attain a NYSDOH 2a Water Treatment Operator certification within 16 months after starting this position.
► Required to attain US-EPA Refrigerant Handling Universal License within 12 months after starting this position.

Work Environment:
► Work may be under extreme weather conditions including hot and cold ambient temperatures.
► Incumbent will be required to travel between various buildings and work in plant environment where there is moderate noise levels. Employee would be expected to wear
appropriate safety gear for each location.

Physical Demands: 

► While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to bend, walk, or carry equipment. Employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds. This position
requires a rotating shift schedule.
► Must have a valid driver’s license and willingness to use a company or personal car to travel about Eastman Business Park which covers approximately 5 square miles.