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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.

Manager, Central Energy Plant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3041

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 51-1011

Pay Grade: 25

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Supervises and coordinates the work of staff in the Central Energy Plant within the Physical Plant department.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


9 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Energy conservation principles and practices.
  • 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.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • 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:

  • Plan, supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of skilled or semi-skilled employees.
  • Maintain records, budgets, and prepare reports.
  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawing.
  • 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.
  • Manage energy conservation.
  • Maintain standards of power plant operation within emission standards.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze statistical data.
  • Provide instruction and assist in the safe, efficient and reliable operation of power plant equipment, controls, and systems.
  • Perform inspections and make necessary adjustments.
  • Interpret Central Energy Plant operational data and make service decisions.
  • Determine maintenance requirement 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:

Coordinate daily operations including supervision of staff; make and/or supervise normal and emergency repairs, modifications, or replacement of equipment and systems.

Instruct and/or assist in the safe, efficient and reliable operation of an industrial coal fired, high pressure steam generating and air-conditioning facility; establish principles of operation in compliance with nationally recognized standards and equipment manufacturers' recommendations, preventive maintenance programs, and instruction and training of personnel to maintain those standards and related equipment.

Manage energy conservation; compile acceptance and performance tests on systems, specific fuels, and water chemistry to ensure compliance with specifications.

Collect and prepare statistical data of power plant operating parameters, maintenance records, fuel consumption, and coal shipments within mandated Department of Environmental Quality operating permit parameters including coal specifications and emissions compliance.

Assign work schedules; confer with other managers, Physical Plant administrators, and customers to discuss operations and coordinate work projects.

Hire, train, supervise and evaluate support staff including personnel record keeping such as vacation and sick leave balances.

Inspect departmental work and ensure compliance to specifications, budget, and industry standards.

Prepare operational and personnel budget recommendations and monitor expenditures.

Maintain inventory records; order supplies, equipment and tools as needed.

Develop project estimates to determine man-hours and materials needed to complete projects.

Confer with architects and engineers regarding remodeling and new construction; review and discuss construction drawings and specifications.

Prepare and write specifications and order forms; maintain related records.

Maintain safe work area; ensure compliance with all safety regulations; respond to emergency situations at any time of the day or night.

Supplemental Functions:

Attend technical and management seminars; keep abreast of new developments in designated trade.

Participate in project work as needed.

Working Conditions:

Office environment; occasional exposure to electrical, mechanical and chemical hazards, confined spaces and adverse weather conditions.

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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