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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources – Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Assistant Manager, Central Energy Plant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6236

UW Job Family: 61

SOC Code: 51-1011

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists in the supervision and operations of the Central Energy Plant within the Physical Plant department; participates in performing skilled duties associated with Central Energy Plant facility operations.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED and completion of associated apprenticeship or technical training program, or an Associate/Voc Ed degree


4 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic, routine and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable state and federal regulations and industry standards.
  • Training techniques.
  • Basic, routine and advanced mechanical principles, concepts and theories.
  • Basic, routine and advanced electrical principles, concepts and theories.
  • Coal-fired energy plants.
  • Commercial chillers.
  • Power plant engineering and operations.
  • Installation, repair and replacement of power plant equipment.
  • High temperature/pressure equipment and systems.
  • Theory of instrumentation and control equipment.
  • All applicable codes.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to safely and efficiently operate, repair and maintain associated tools, machinery, vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform effective departmental work inspections.
  • Conduct tests on equipment and systems to determine need for chemical treatment.
  • Supervise and perform repairs on power plant controls, instruments, equipment and systems.
  • Provide instruction on work methods and procedures.
  • Determine maintenance requirements for major systems within the Central Energy Plant.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assist in the supervision, coordination, daily operation and maintenance of the Central Energy Plant; give recommendations to Manager regarding plant operations, maintenance, staff, equipment, and supply requests.

Assist in planning and scheduling work assignments; train, supervise and advise support staff in work methods and procedures.

Inspect departmental work and report status of projects and quality of work performed.

Assist in preparing job cost estimates to determine labor hours and materials required; order parts as directed.

Read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, blueprints, logic ladder diagrams, and sketches to determine equipment, labor, and materials required and appropriate methods of installation.

Supervise or perform journey level work.

Maintain safe work area to ensure compliance with safety regulations; provide safety training.

Repair plant controls and instruments using a variety of hand tools and test instruments; make adjustments for safe and efficient turbine, chiller, generator and auxiliary equipment operation.

Supervise or assist with the maintenance and repair of plant equipment, tools and systems including cooling systems, pumps, electric motors, fans, air-compressors, ignites, water softeners, coal feeders, traveling grates, coal and ash handling equipment, pollution control, and all boiler instrumentation, controls and interlocks.

Conduct periodic tests on boilers, condensing towers and circulated water to determine need for chemical treatment.

File shift logs and communicate shift history to Manager; maintain plant operations, inventory, and maintenance records.

Schedule coal deliveries and ash hauls.

Supplemental Functions:

Receive University trouble calls before and after regular work hours; relay calls properly for the appropriate response.

Act as Manager in their absence and as requested.

May weld pipe and equipment.

Keep abreast of current technology and materials of trade.

Working Conditions:

Power Plant facility and in/out door environment; exposed to hazards associated with power and hand tools, dust, fumes, high pressure steam, high temperatures and confined spaces; regularly subject to external environmental conditions such as cold, heat, dust, snow, or noise and fumes from equipment or chemicals.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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