Heat Plant Group Leader

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7087082 (Ref:BSU27599)

Posted: October 13, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under general supervision, direct, lead, assign and perform duties related to inspection, maintenance, repair, replacement, and operation of all heat plant equipment, insuring compliance with EPA, OSHA, and all appropriate operating regulations and codes.

The Facilities department has an opportunity for a full time Heat Plant Operator Group Leader on the beautiful Ball State University campus. This full time opportunity comes with excellent pay and a great benefits package that includes medical and prescription plans, dental, flexible spending and health savings accounts, paid time off,  holiday pay,  retirement programs, tuition discounts, employee discounts to the pools and workout facilities and much more. Additionally a 3rd shift premium of .35/hour will be added to the base wage. 

Job Function:

Under general supervision, direct, lead, assign and perform duties related to inspection, maintenance, repair, replacement, and operation of all heat plant equipment, insuring compliance with EPA, OSHA, and all appropriate operating regulations and codes.

Minimum Education:

1. High School diploma or equivalent (GED).

Preferred Education:

1. Vocational school training

Minimum Experience:

1.Successful completion of an apprenticeship program as Stationary Engineer as approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, or at least six (6) years of experience in operation and maintenance of a coal, gas, and oil fired boiler plant or related equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable job knowledge can be acquired as determined by Ball State University. 
2.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, University policies, procedures, and communications, and perform mathematical calculations. 
3.Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy. . 
4.Must be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
5.You must be 18 years or older.

Preferred Experience:

1.Successful completion of an apprenticeship program as Stationary Engineer as approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, or at least six (6) years of experience in operation and maintenance of a coal, gas, and oil fired boiler plant or related equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable job knowledge can be acquired as determined by Ball State University. 
2.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, University policies, procedures, and communications, and perform mathematical calculations. 
3.Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy. . 
4.Must be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
5.You must be 18 years or older.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test water samples with chemicals and equipment; adjust chemical supplies in water depending on results of test.
  • Record tests and treatment data.
  • Assign and perform work related to maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the Heat Plant equipment.
  • Train Heat Plant staff in procedures for operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment.
  • Inspect tunnels and equipment for condition and recommend maintenance projects.
  • Acts for supervisor when assigned.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on work performance of assigned employees.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of various job related chemicals, environmental concerns, and current technological improvements/advancements.
  • Read and comprehend blueprints, drawings, diagrams, and sketches to insure proper specifications are followed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7087082 (Ref:BSU27599)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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