Full Time

Power Plant Operator III

Posted 3 weeks ago by Medxcel Facilities Management
Aurora, IL
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

Medxcel is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results.

The Power Plant Operator III is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the power plant and associated control structures for Medxcel within the working location of Presence Mercy Medical Center- Aurora, IL. They operate, maintain and adjust boilers, furnaces, engines, pumps, heat exchangers, generators, motors, chillers, cooling towers, equipment for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting and associated equipment in the facilities. This role serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on plant operations and ensures that the team and plant operates safely and in compliance with regulatory requirements. The Power Plan Operator III trains operators to monitor and record device data, inspect equipment and make minor repairs, perform preventative maintenance and take responsible charge of a watch over meters, gauges and other devices to ensure safe and efficient operation of plant equipment. The Power Plant Operator III may direct daily tasks of the power plant team or shift in accordance with the Facility Supervisor/Manager to maintain plant operations and address work orders.

“As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission & Approval of an Exemption does not guarantee that an exemption can be accommodated.”

Power Plant Maintenance and Repair:

+ Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems

+ Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations

+ Control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment

+ Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers

+ Make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints

+ Record and compile operational data by completing and maintaining forms, logs, or reports

+ Receive outage calls and call in necessary personnel during power outages and emergencies

+ Prepares equipment malfunction reports, makes inspections and from observation, determines whether equipment is operating properly

+ Take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, at established intervals

+ Start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, or other power plant equipment as necessary

+ Inspect records or log book entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status

+ Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water heaters, filters, or chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power

+ Clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as generators, turbines, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration

+ Open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units


+ Directs the assignment of work to team members to ensure safe and efficient plant operation

+ May assist the supervisor/manager in scheduling shift coverage

+ Teaches team members the daily operation, monitoring and maintenance of plant equipment

+ Acts as SME on cross-functional teams for daily tasks and special projects

Special Projects

+ Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

+ Assist and participate in special projects as assigned

+ Other duties as assigned


+ High School Diploma or equivalent required

+ Completion of trade or vocational program required

+ Completion of an accredited Boiler Operator learning program preferred


+ Valid driver’s license (site specific)

+ Power Plant Operator, Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineer License preferred


+ Five years of experience operating, maintaining and repairing high pressure boilers, large tonnage chillers, facility management systems, water treatment systems and all types of boilers, chillers, pumps and systems required

+ Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local plant operations and boiler codes required

+ Experience in healthcare preferred

+ Experience training team members on plant operations, equipment and applicable regulations preferred


+ Computer skills: Has understanding and experience with the use of basic Windows program and Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook Email.

+ Knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting and preventative maintenance is required.

+ Strong analytical abilities for understanding and interpreting building system documents, prints and layouts are required.

+ In-depth knowledge of boilers, chillers, pumps and water systems.

+ Ability to operate tools and equipment with a skill level that is typically acquired through trade and/or vocational schools.

+ Communicate and follow up effectively both orally and in writing. Work cooperatively with others as well as independently with little direction

+ Critical thinking skills

+ Decisive judgment

+ Ability to delegate tasks, follow up on assigned tasks and report on progress of work

+ Ability to train others on technical components, applicable regulations and internal procedures to ensure efficient and safe plant operations

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision.

+ Must be able to work in a stressful environment

+ Must have the ability to:

+ Calibrate systems.

+ Perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment.

+ Operate specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.


ID: 2022-12898

External Company URL: www.medxcelfm.com

Telecommute: No