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Operating Engineer B in Minneapolis, MN at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:
  • Operate and maintain energy plants for the University of Minnesota.

Essential Functions:
  • Removes bottom ash and fly ash from boilers and hoppers to ensure safe and efficient operation of the boiler and to comply with environmental standards.
  • Maintains coal bunker levels, chemical tank levels and oil tank levels to ensure proper operation of the plant.
  • Cleans coal handling systems and other areas as assigned on an ongoing basis to prevent safety and environmental hazards.
  • Inspects auxiliary equipment pertaining to coal and ash handling to ensure safe and continuous operations.
  • Assists in firing, operation and shutdown of high pressure boilers, turbine generator and other auxiliary equipment to provide steam to the customer.
  • Assists in boiler and water treatment analyses, as necessary, to ensure efficient plant operation.  Makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Assist in continuous monitoring of boilers and all plant equipment. 
  • Respond to plant problems in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Continually train in areas of safety and plant operations.

Secondary Job Functions:
  • Performs other related functions as assigned including, but not limited to, coal unloading.
  • Performs minor building maintenance to enhance a safe work environment.

Work Schedule:

  • Involves rotating shifts (8 or 12 hours) to include some weekends and holidays.
  • Overtime can be either voluntary or mandatory and includes scheduled overtime.

Job Requirements


  • High school graduate or equivalent.  
  • Vo-tech training or equivalent as a boiler operator.


  • One year of work in a large, high pressure steam heating plant or in high pressure boiler operation.

Second Class B or higher stationary engineer’s license; valid driver’s license.

  • Must successfully complete pre-employment physical after a conditional job offer has been made.
  • Must successfully complete drug and alcohol screening as required.

Probationary Period:  

  • In accordance with CBA Article 2.01, 60 days for a transfer to a new classification or promotion.