Operating Engineer Apprentice

Operating Engineer Apprentice

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Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title
Operating Engineer Apprentice

Job Category
Staff & Executive - Facilities/Environmental/Maintenance

IPO-Facilities Utilities

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Operating Engineer Apprentice for Institutional Planning and Operations-Facilities Utilities. Under the direction of the Manager of Engineering and the instruction of an Operating Engineer, the Operating Engineer Apprentice operates, maintains, and repairs the stationary steam boilers and auxiliary equipment in the Newark Power Plant including the Cogeneration Plant, Stanley Bergen Building. New Ambulatory Care center, and the international Center for Public Health.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Operates, maintains, and repairs boilers, chillers, turbines, motors, pumps, generators, compressors, blowers, valves, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • Operates Power Plant at maximum efficiency at all times resulting in a minimum of energy consumption.
  • Periodically makes comprehensive tests, takes readings, and maintains logs of fuel consumption, water conditions, pressures, temperatures, steam flow, and other readings.
  • Adds chemicals to treat steam, water and fuel in accordance with requirements, as prescribed.
  • Responsible for compliance with all regulations.
  • Keeps work area clean and neat.
  • Makes continual inspections of equipment and systems in area of responsibility and reports conditions to Manager of Engineering.
  • Remains available for all Power Plant emergencies.
  • Completes all paperwork in a timely manner. Maintains the logs, records, and files of the Power Plants. Gives detailed exchange of information to relieving operator. Continually inspects equipment, uses knowledge of Plant layout, and learns alternate ways of maintaining continuous operation. Analyzes problems, both causes and effects, and takes corrective action, as needed.

Position Status
Full Time


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