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Kansas City, MO, United States
28 days ago


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UMKC Campus Facilities Management, Plant Operations

Job Description

As a UMKC employee within the Boiler Maintenance Operator trade, y ou will perform skilled work primarily involving maintenance, repair, and operation of boilers and other equipment related to heating and cooling. There is never a dull, typical day on campus as we have a wide variety of buildings that range from over 100 years old to just under 2 years old, and some of our most iconic buildings have great history in Kansas City, for example Scofield Hall. This job could be just the refreshing change and new opportunity you are looking for, and we encourage you to apply and start a new adventure in your career.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform skilled work primarily involving maintenance, repair, and operation of boilers and other equipment related to heating and cooling. Review is accomplished through occasional spot-checking and observation of work for overall effectiveness. Functional contacts are limited primarily to co-workers with occasional contact with other University staff.
  • Periodically clean boilers inside and out, removing soot and other residue from floors, firesides, and boiler tubes, using electric tube cleaners, water hoses, and other hand tools. Inspect for excessive scaling, cracks or other defects. Disassemble and reassemble such parts as necessary to facilitate cleaning of the boiler and its working parts. Take boiler off the line preparatory to overhauling and places boiler back on line on completion of maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain freeze protection system. Maintain and properly respond to alarms from the automated system. May be required to evacuate a building in the event of a dangerous situation equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.
  • Check boilers on a day-to-day basis for proper functioning, detection of leaks or other problems, replaces or does minor repairs on defective or damaged parts. Make routine repairs on boilers, related equipment, and power plant fixtures. Replace packing, and some worn parts. Periodically overhaul solenoids, fans, and repairs leaks in water and steam lines and assists in major repairs as directed by superior. Perform various cleaning and maintenance duties such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, lubricating equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.
  • May relieve or substitute for other positions performing all routine duties regularly assigned to such positions, typically involving maintenance duties. Read and record information from various gauges and instrumentation devices; manipulate controls to attain desired level.
  • Must be able to change system from gas fuel to fuel oil when required by the gas company. Maintain chemical treatment of boilers to keep boilers and pipes from deteriorating and as energy efficient as possible.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent; demonstrated skills may offset this requirement.
  • Knowledge of heating boilers with ability to operate boilers and associated equipment.
  • Good physical health and physical coordination.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants will have experience operating and maintaining HVAC systems and experience with Building Management Systems, bring a positive attitude and willingness to take initiative on projects and who are flexible and responsive to emergent needs.

Full Time/Part Time

40 hours per week (1.0 FTE), fully-benefit-eligible as of date of hire, staff position.


Commensurate with expereince, education, and internal equity.


Night shift, hours are 12am - 8am, will be an occasional floater to provide time off coverage as needed. Eligible for $0.70 shift differential per HR-203 policy.

Application Deadline

Position is open until filled. Review of applications to begin immediately. Apply today!

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
  • EEO is the Law English Version
  • EEO is the Law Spanish Version
  • EEO is the Law Chinese Version

UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC's strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university's values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC's engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 63652449
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Position Title: Boiler Maintenance Operator, Campus Facilities Management, 54169
  • Company Name For Job: UMKC
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Part-Time
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