University of Massachusetts Medical School

Co-Generation Fireman - Operational

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 weeks ago(5/3/2024 2:56 PM)
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Non Exempt
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Union Position-W20-AFSCME Trades and Building Svc



Under the general supervision of the Director or designee, the Operational Co-Generation Fireman operates the boilers, turbine generators, turbo-motor compressors and all related auxiliaries of the Co-Generation Facility.



  • Responsible for the production of steam, power, electrical power and refrigeration
  • Perform repairs to mechanical, electrical and distribution systems
  • Operates 1100 psig heat recovery steam generator, two 1100 psig and two 250 psig steam boilers with super-heaters, economizes and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operates 7500 kw combustion turbine, 5000 kw and two 2500 kw steam turbine generators, condensers, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries. Logs observations. Performs minor electrical functions (changes fuses, bulbs, checks circuit breakers) etc.
  • Operates 4000-ton electric, 5000 ton and three 2500-ton turbine driven chillers, evaporators, chilled water pumps, condensers, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries.
  • Operates four (4) electrical power systems, namely, the Uninterrupted Power System (UPS), normal 13,800 volts power distribution system from the utility company and the Emergency Power System from the standby diesel generator, and the power generated by the power plant.
  • Operates all centrifugal compressors, motors, condensing steam turbine-driven, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries. Logs observations.
  • Operates six large cooling towers and fans serving the turbine and refrigeration systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance, cleaning and repair of all power plant equipment and instrumentation.
  • Ability to take readings on all Power Plant Equipment.
  • While in the performance of routine duties; may be required, as needed to perform all work associated with all maintenance trades of an equal or lower graded classification, where the work or task does not require a specific license.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Must hold a Massachusetts Fireman’s License.
  • Ability to learn and work on mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts.
  • Possess the theory and application of good safety practices around high pressure, high voltage systems (13,800 volts), and rotating equipment.
  • Possess the theory, application, and experience in the operation and maintenance of refrigeration and condensing steam turbine-driven centrifugal, compressors, evaporators, condensers, and related equipment.
  • Possess theory, application and experience in the operation of large condensing, extracting steam, and topping turbo-electric generating equipment, and related auxiliaries.
  • Possess the theory, application and experience in the operation of a combustion turbine, heat recovery steam boiler, and gas compressor.
  • Possess the theory, application and experience of large high-pressure boilers equipped with super heaters, economizers dual fuel systems, pneumatic combustion controls and flame scanners.


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