Central Plant Operator

ID 2021-3910
Moses Cone Hospital
Work Location
Division : Name
Department : Name
MHC - Plant Operations
Position Sub-Category
Position Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Work Hours
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
12 Hour 2-2 3-2 2-3 Rotating Shift Schedule
On call Required
Sub Category
General Mechanic


Operate a Central Energy Plant consisting of chillers, boilers, pumps, variable frequency drives, hydronic piping systems, and cooling towers. The Plant Operator's primary responsibilities are to operate the plant safely and in a manner that optimizes plant and equipment efficiencies, minimizes energy consumption and operating costs, maintains system reliability and minimizes downtime. Other primary duties include developing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program for plant equipment and performing routine maintenance and repair work on plant equipment. Act as caretaker of the Central Plant site and building.


Operates and maintains mechanical equipment such as steam boilers, air compressors, electrical generators, motors, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, valves, and piping systems. Monitors operations; monitors and records functions status and conditions; makes any necessary adjustments; handles emergency situations. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication. Provides constant scheduled rounds of CEP, visually checks for equipment operating problems; monitors meters/gauges and maintains required records. Operates and assists in maintaining and repairing all power plant equipment with minor supervision.


Maintains records of all EPA required forms, maintains work logs. Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.


Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operations, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases, voltage load and generator balance.


Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment.


Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components. Installs/maintains/repairs complex systems of valves, piping and ?ttings associated with heating boilers and chillers. Performs periodic washing and cleaning of boilers, tubes, pumps, screens, pipes, burners and strainers, replacing broken sight glasses, worn gaskets, and defective meters, and keeps accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all repairs/breakdowns, required and performed maintenance via CMMS.


Performs water titration tests and pours chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines. Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operator?s logbook. Chemically analyzes boiler, cooling towers and all closed loop systems.


Adjusts operating systems, equipment and controls; determines need for shutting down or ?ring up additional boilers; and adjusts ?ring controls, fuel feeds and air drafts for best combustion e?ciency.


Monitors other engineering systems and takes emergency actions as necessary.




A high school diploma or equivalent



At least four years? experience in maintaining and operating a large Central Energy Plant.


Licensed Stationary Engineer


EPA 608 Universal certification

Valid Driver's License | If driving Cone Health vehicle, must have 5 years of driving experience and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.



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