Description of Work
This position will manage, execute, provide functional expertise and training on water, wastewater and steam chemistry, environmental and chemical safety policies and training programs at the University’s two central utility plants and multiple stand-alone facilities including cooling towers, thermal energy storage tanks, renewal energy systems, and other campus facilities.
This includes developing and proposing program-wide operational and equipment plans, managing day-to-day plant water chemistry testing and treatment programs, functional supervision of staff associated with these programs, ensuring plant-wide compliance with all applicable safety protocols, and the acquisition and management of contracted services and supplies and equipment with these activities.
Must be available by telephone to address work related issues and may be required to perform work in addition to and outside of the normal scheduled shift 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This may include emergency situations, coverage of shifts, or other operational needs, either on short notice or with advance notice.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or other related technical discipline plus two (2) years of work experience in one or more of the following: institutional environment, power plant, large industrial production facility, marine engineer (2AE or higher), navy steam propulsion, plant chemist. Equivalent education/experience considered. Experience in water treatment testing techniques, analysis, diagnostics, and successful remediation including the operations of water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, softeners, polishers, iron filters, RO systems, chemical pumps, etc. necessary. Must have knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems associated with central heating/cooling plants. Must have ability to communicate effectively and apply the theoretical principles of chemistry and water treatment. Must be proficient at computer software and programs. Must be familiar with general safety and hazardous material management practices for industrial water treatment chemicals. Must have ability to develop and manage financial budget for chemistry and vendor contracts.
Must possess a valid driver’s license, which will allow legal operation of a motor vehicles in the State of Nebraska