Central Plant Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises the central plant heating and cooling operation to ensure
maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
fourth in a series of four classifications. This classification
typically reports to the Assistant Director of Physical Resources.
Examples of Duties:
- Supervises and coordinates the work activities of
- Evaluates requests for repair and modifications of central
plant equipment and systems; determines the causes of
malfunctions, the extensiveness of repair or modification needs,
the procedures and methods of corrective actions, and the cost
feasibility, timetables, and priority in terms of central plant
capabilities, capacities, and usage.
- Coordinates the completion of repair/modification projects
with contractors, vendors, and maintenance support services.
- Develops long and short-term plans pertaining to manpower,
equipment, and maintenance project needs.
- Prepares specifications and designs for the repair,
modification, and/or installation of central plant equipment and
- Monitors maintenance and repair work; maintains accurate
daily logs and recordkeeping for the plant water laboratory, the
high quality water distiller, and emergency generator, in
addition to the boilers, refrigeration machines, pumps, towers,
and plant auxiliaries.
- Prepares capital and operating budgets for the central
- Coordinates with engineers, suppliers, contractors, and
other related personnel concerning existing and new equipment,
components, and/or parts related to the central plant operations
to insure objectives and needs of the central plant are met;
initiates purchase requisitions.
- Coordinates with management of other departments in
reviewing their facility utility requirements as it relates to
central plant operations in terms of equipment, systems, and
- Prepares various reports pertaining to central plant
operations and utility consumption for other University
- Interprets University and department policies to assigned
personnel and enforces safety regulations and adherence to
proper codes and standards.
- Programs control computer with load information.
- Inspects central plant equipment for proper and safe
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of operation, maintenance, and repair of high and
low pressure heating systems, cooling systems, and power plants.
- Knowledge of boiler and pressure vessel design,
construction, maintenance, and safety.
- Knowledge of management principles, practices, and
- Knowledge of budgetary practices and principles.
- Skill in the operation, maintenance, and repair of power,
heating, and cooling systems.
- Skill in managing others and establishing and maintaining
effective working relationships.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of high
and low pressure heating and cooling systems which includes two
years of lead or supervisory experience.; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions
in this classification may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification
upon employment. Some positions in this classification may require a
current Arizona driver's license upon employment.
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