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Manager, Steam Production and Distribution Systems

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/21/2017
Working Title Manager, Steam Production and Distribution Systems
Job Classification Facilities IV
Department Name 74750-Facilities Management AVC
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0125928
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Manager for the daily operation of the Carrillo Street Steam Plant and the steam distribution system. The incumbent will be responsible for specifying and implementing plant maintenance work, inspections, and required testing to ensure safe and efficient plant operation. The incumbent will make recommendations to Facilities Administration for capital upgrades or repairs required for the steam plant and distribution system. This position will also identify improvements required to meet current and future steam demands for University and UPMC facilities; and Identify energy conservation measures to reduce operating costs and/or improve system performance.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred, but extensive experience in steam/utility plant management and operations may be considered in lieu of formal education.

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the operation of large high pressure steam system and associated equipment, with 5 years’ experience in management of an organized labor force preferred. A strong background and experience in mechanical systems and management is required. Requires experience with boiler and emissions control systems and preventive/reactive maintenance systems for complex steam systems. Experience with the operation and maintenance of large campus steam distribution systems is preferred. Experience in the management and operation of central chilled water plants and distribution systems is also preferred.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft Access experience/proficiency would be a plus. Must have strong organizational skills.

Required Licenses/Certifications

NIUPLE Class 1 Operators License or City of Pittsburgh Class 1 Operating Engineers License.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents