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Power Plant Assistant Superintendent

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Physical Plant Program Manager II
  • Job ID: #16215
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Power Plant Assistant Superintendent

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in Facilities – Power Plant beginning on or before March 1, 2020. The working title for this assignment is Power Plant Assistant Superintendent with an official title in the Physical Plant Program Manager title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance. The starting salary range will be $56,000 to $60,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • General computer and keyboard skills
  • Three years of experience working with and maintaining high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment
  • Experience developing maintenance procedures.
  • Boiler license from a nationally recognized organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • High level of dedication to quality service by interacting directly with students, staff or other external customers
  • Able to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information
  • Demonstrates commitment to equity and inclusiveness; able to bring diverse perspectives and experiences together



  • Graduate of Building, Utility, or Maintenance related program with related working experience
  • Experience training employees in operation and maintenance of boilers
  • Experience ordering parts for boiler systems
  • US Navy experience as a Machinist Mate, Gas Turbine System Technician, Engineman, Machinery Repairman, Nuclear Field rate
  • Experience calibrating instrumentation
  • Knowledge or ability to learn relevant software and/or computer languages to operate preventive maintenance, work order, time reporting, and inventory control programs
  • Knowledge of essential job functions and the ability to safely perform the duties with minimal supervision


DUTIES: Under limited supervision of the Power Plant Superintendent, the Power Plant Assistant Superintendent will perform a full range of heating plant duties in a large, complex heating plant that is operated on a year-round basis. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and/or monitoring and maintenance of high-pressure steam boilers, utilizing coal, #2 ultra-low sulfur oil, and natural gas as fuels. Provide uninterrupted high, pressure steam for area heating, domestic hot water, and process steam through the central distribution system to all major buildings. Because of the complexities of these boilers, ongoing decisions must be made to prevent damage to heating plant equipment and other campus buildings, as well as preventing disruption of classes and research experiments. The Power Plant Assistant Superintendent will also direct the plant maintenance program, assist the Plant Superintendent, order supplies, and maintain records. Other duties may include shift relief for vacancies in the operator pool as well as general housekeeping duties.



  • Implement and direct the Heating Plant maintenance program to ensure preventive and corrective maintenance gets completed in a timely manner.
  • Perform complex maintenance on plant equipment and control system ensuring calibration of all plant instrumentation.
  • Maintain records documenting maintenance history and building reports for plant operations
  • Maintain Plant calibration program.
  • Order Supplies.
  • Assist Power Plant Superintendent to ensure continuous operations of the plant in the absence of the Plant Superintendent.
  • Other duties as assigned.


UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.


The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: . You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Power Plant Assistant Superintendent position (Job ID # 16215) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three references


Please direct requests for additional information to:

Greg Falkenberg;


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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