The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Utilities Station Operator I - CS-USO I

Hiring department Utilities & Energy Mgt
Monthly salary $3,629+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Shift
Posting number 17-12-14-02-5135
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Security sensitive; Certified 3-Yr. Driving Record and Criminal Background Check conducted on selected applicant. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing background check and driving requirements. Rotating 12 hour shift, includes working weekends and holidays. May be required to report to Pickle Research Campus. May be required to work alternate work schedule.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To perform semi-skilled operation of equipment and machinery in a central plant environment.

Essential Functions

Starts up, shuts down and adjusts chilling station and power plant systems in accordance with established operational and safety procedures. Accuracy required in all phases of work performed. Monitors equipment and maintains records of equipment operational status. Operates control computer systems. Performs detailed inspections of operating equipment for proper operation. Cleans and maintains all equipment and work areas. Informs appropriate personnel of unusual conditions, problems or deficiencies and corrects as necessary. Identifies and reports safety hazards, and corrects as necessary. May complete work orders using automated maintenance program systems. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills. Performs related duties as assigned. Keeps current on all changes to operating procedures, new equipment and related systems. Drive UT vehicle. Maintain acceptable driving record required in accordance with UT System Policy UTS157. Required to carry University issued cell phone during work and on-call hours. Helps train new personnel. May perform preventative or corrective maintenance. May be required to operate or ride in a personnel lift. May be required to utilize scaffolding to access plant equipment.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Performs other related functions as assigned. Attends staff meetings, safety training or meetings, and plant operation and maintenance training courses. Completion of training certification required within 18 months.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Two years of experience in semi-skilled level operation and maintenance of electrical, industrial or mechanical equipment. This includes one year experience operating: large industrial compressors, gas turbines, fans, pumps, steam boilers, turbines or similar process plant equipment. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a co-generation, utilities power plant, or chilling station environment. More than three years experience in semi-skilled level operation and maintenance of electrical, industrial or mechanical equipment. More than three years experience operating gas and steam turbines. More than two years experience operating large industrial compressors, fans, boilers and pumps. More than two years experience with computer-based control systems.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May be required to work in tunnels, confined spaces, and manholes. Perform elevated work. May be required to work extended shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Participate in on-call program.

Return to top of page