Chief Operating Engineer
Tulane University Covington, LA Full-time Engineering
Posted on November 7, 2023
Manages all operations of all power plant equipment including remote auxiliaries, HVAC equipment, pumps, compressors, boilers and other mechanical equipment. Perform routine chemical testing on various steam and water systems as prescribed and add chemicals as necessary. Assists in operation and maintenance of wastewater systems. Keep accurate records and report any equipment malfunctions/problems. Supervises the personnel in the Power Plant. Identifies and implements safety measures as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned or become apparent. Must be available to work all shifts as needed: holidays, weekends, vacation and sick relief, and during hurricanes and power outages. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific cautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL POSITION. IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WORK DURING A CLOSURE, YOU MUST PROVIDE ACCURATE AND CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING COMMUNICATION WITH TNPRC. FAILURE TO REPORT TO WORK WHEN REQUESTED BY SUPERVISOR OR MANAGER WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION AS OUTLINED BY THE STAFF HANDBOOK.
The TNPRC maintains Biosafety Level 3 facilities and performs worn on diverse infections agents many of with can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed. Depending on agent specific risk assessments, individuals may be offered, or in some cases required to have, vaccinations against the relevant agents.
This position is assigned to work in BSL3 containment areas and there are additional minimum requirements including some or all of the following:
• Must pass a US Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for access to select biological agents and toxins.
• Ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection.
• Must participate in drug and alcohol program and be incompliance with TNPRC drug and alcohol policy.