Power Plant Controls Inst Mechanic

Connecticut, United States
21 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus

When functioning in the controls capacity, provides mechanical services to the University power plants to include installing, diagnosing, servicing, calibrating and the repairing of pneumatic, electrical, and electronic control systems.

Essential Duties

  1. Diagnoses, services, calibrates and repairs pneumatic, electric and electronic control systems associated with controls and automation of the power plants and building utilities metering systems using prints and schematics. Retrofits and installs local electrical and pneumatic control and instrumentation systems including wiring and tubing. Diagnoses the above systems-related problems locally or via the controls and automation system. Maintains and installs controls and automation systems hardware and field equipment.  
  2. Reads, understands, uses and updates blueprints, drawings, schematics and procedures as outlined in service manuals with emphasis on instrument calibration procedures. Has working knowledge of systems being controlled. Uses application software and color graphics related to control and automation, problems and systems. Informs Plant Manager of all problems and field changes.
  3. Determines the manpower and material requirements and the means and methods to be used in accomplishing work assignments and recommends changes.  
  4. Maintains cleanliness of work areas.  
  5. Uses tools and tests equipment of the trade. 
  6. Maintains spare parts inventory and orders parts as required.  
  7. Coordinates with Watch Engineer when locking and tagging plant systems.  
  8. Performs related duties as required or assigned.  
  9. Observes safety standards and practices. 
  10. Observes and assists outside contractors for compliance with Yale standards.
  11. Trains new hires/transferees regarding proper maintenance and safety standards and practices. 
  12. Employees in this classification are subject to emergency call back procedures twenty-four hours a day, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of a facility. 
  13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Must have at least four (4) years of power plant controls mechanic and operating/maintenance experience and/or electronic technician with at least four (4) years experience with power plant controls and automation systems.
  2. High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to read, write and follow written instructions.

Required Licenses or Certifications

  1. Must have a L6 license.
  2. Must hold valid Driver's License. 3. OSHA 10 Certificate.

Physical Requirements

  1. Climbs and work from ladders and scaffolding in excess of eight (8) feet. 
  2. Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling and/or squatting. 
  3. Works in confined areas. 
  4. Sustained over head work. 
  5. Work in extreme temperatures. (indoors and out) 
  6. Moves both arms and shoulders in full and extended motion while working with tools. 
  7. Moves, lifts and/or carries equipment, tools and materials of up to 50 pounds without assistance.  This includes from floor to table and table to a height of six (6) feet.  (The reverse is also true). 
  8. Drives. 
  9. Work in dusty and dirty areas.

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Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver’s license.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


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