Human Resources

Heat Plant/Chiller Plant Operator




This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Chiller Plant during the cooling season. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Heating Plant to include the boilers and all auxiliary equipment and piping systems necessary for this task. Employees of Ursinus College must possess excellent customer service skills and have an overall concern for the general welfare of the college and community and provide the best possible environment for education and student living.


  • Requires the use of specialized, power equipment.
  • Always obey all safety requirements and procedures.
  • Perform preventative maintenance check on all equipment prior to use.
  • Secure the work area and post proper safety notices for other users of the space prior to beginning work.
  • Establish work priorities.
  • Knowledge of pumps, pumping systems, valves and piping systems.
  • Ability to run standard boiler water testing with the direction of contracted water treatment company.
  • Knowledge of oil pumping systems, including storage tank systems and record keeping.
  • Ability to keep accurate records for usage of water, fuels, chemicals, etc., as required for college record keeping and any federal, state, county, and local requirements.
  • Responsible for the yearly cleaning and inspection of the boilers.
  • Personnel oversight & accountability
  • Ability to receive oil deliveries as required.
  • Work with other employees to insure seven-day-a-week coverage.
  • Ability to read basic wiring diagrams.
  • Knowledge and operation of water softeners and de-alkalizers.
  • Knowledge of de-aireating feed tanks.
  • Review blueprints and specifications.
  • Respond to on-call, after-hours emergencies.
  • Interact with the college community.
  • Snow removal as required

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 5 years’ experience in operation of boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • General knowledge of other trades.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with supervisor.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of power tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of steam systems.
  • Knowledge of chiller plants.

Working Conditions:

  • Must obey all safety requirements and procedures in operation of all power equipment and hand tools; wears protective safety glasses, respirators, clothing and other safety equipment as required.
  • This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree; pushing and/or pulling; exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate with a diverse community
  • In collaboration with supervisor and other employees, must ensure 7 day-a-week coverage.
  • Works successfully with diverse others and upholds the College’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in order to help the organization, realize its commitment to excellence through diversity.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Fork Lift Operator’s License.
  • Pennsylvania Boiler Operator’s license


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.