Brown University — Water Treatment Technician

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The Water Treatment Technician performs tests and maintains proper chemical level and heating systems, steam generators and AC water towers. This position is considered essential.  Personnel may be required to respond to campus emergencies both during and off shift.

Job Qualifications & Competencies

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
  • Providence Boiler Operator’s License for the City of Providence.
  • Must maintain required licenses as a condition of employment.
  • Two years’ experience in chemical water treatment and actual boiler operation.
  • Some academic background in chemistry or training in the practical application of chemicals preferred.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
    • A thorough knowledge of closed heating systems, steam generator stations, and A/C water towers
    • Background in mechanical injection systems
    • Must be able to follow standard procedures, read and understand blueprints.
  • Must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • Ability to perform physical activities that require frequent, talking, hearing, seeing, color identification, reading, writing and considerable and repetitive activities using arms and legs and moving entire body, such as reaching, standing for long periods of time, walking, kneeling, fingering, grasping, feeling, climbing (including ladders), lifting (up to 50lbs), bending, balancing, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Must have the physical ability to walk throughout the campus and to climb stairs for the duration of the work period.
  • Must be physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and staging heights up to 100 feet.
  • May be required to have the ability to work in areas needing a respirator
  • This position is classified as on-site
  • Position is subject to pre-employment screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

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Job Posting Title:
Water Treatment Technician

Facilities Management

Facilities Union Rates

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
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