Job Information

University of Utah High Temperature Water Opr Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/05/2022

Requisition Number PRN33150B

Job Title High Temperature Water Operator Technician

Working Title High Temperature Water Opr Tech

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Rotating Shift Work Position, Including Weekends and Holidays

VP Area President

Department 01742 - Central Plant

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.89 - $28.08

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Ensures the efficient, safe and proper operation of the High Temperature Water ( HTW ) Plants, water temperature distribution system and related equipment. Analyzes and treats various HTW problems for the campus.


Essential Functions:

  1. Ensures the HTW Plant remains operational 24 hours a day in order to provide continual heating, domestic hot water and steam for the University community.
  2. Monitors equipment, pumps, pressure gauges, blow down tanks and vessels.
  3. Monitors and records readings of water, gas, and electric meters.
  4. Opens and closes large and small valves in confined spaces. Lubricates gate and globe valves.
  5. Maintains and cleans the HTW Plant.
  6. Operates and Monitors the Solar Turbine and Waste Heat Recovery Systems.
  7. Monitors building automation systems throughout campus and communicates with proper personal to resolve issues.

Problem Solving:

Incumbents are to respond to service calls, assess needs or damages and make decisions regarding the course of action to be taken. They can make repairs or call on the required trades, as needed. They are also to advise the appropriate administration of the situation.

The incumbent ensures proper operational control of the HTW System during normal and emergency activities. This position is responsible for taking proper action by containing failure and restoring back to normal operating perimeters.


The employee will work a rotating shift and will receive a shift pay addition to his/her base salary.

In the event the worker leaves the rotating shift the shift pay addition will be removed from his/her base salary. This position has the potential for dangerous situations and the containment to the HTW Systems are imperative. Immediate emergency response is required, often times under difficult conditions. Will need to work in a continuous noise-producing environment.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years experience in a hot water or high pressure steam plant as a maintenance mechanic or systems operator, or equivalency; demonstrated communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Water treatment experience preferred.
  • Mechanical abilities and an understanding of thermodynamics preferred.
  • Experience in the operations and understanding of the Building Automation System is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 50Ibs.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.