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Position: Manager - Central Plant

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
45 3EB – Department not found Full-time A98800

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director, the Manager - Central Plant will: supervise the operations, control, and maintenance of all heating and cooling for University buildings including Orem campus, Fire Science, Provo Aviation, Wasatch campus and all other buildings; maintain the University energy management system; keep all boilers, building air compressors, air handlers, chillers, and other equipment online and in good condition.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Oversee and manage the operations and computerized heating and cooling systems of both central plants and all buildings including Orem campus, Provo aviation Fire science, and Wasatch Campus.
  • Coordinate rotating shifts of HVAC specialists. Supervise and train personnel supporting various functions.
  • Analyze computer based energy management systems and implement needed changes with minimal impact to buildings and students.
  • Train employees so they can diagnose and repair potential problems.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a variety of systems and subsystems, interfacing with computerized energy management system. 
  • Coordinate and interact with personnel within the campus, outside vendors, and contractors to give direction as to designs, purchases, repair work, and planning. 
  • Manage the Central plant budget, including requisitions, Procard purchases, and the tracking of purchases made by departmental personnel.
  • Authorize overtime when needed and approves payroll.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Full- time Staff

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes and/or loud noises.

  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.


Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate degree and two years experience related to essential duties; or a combination of education and experience related to essential functions totaling four years.

  • Knowledge of all equipment associated with heating and cooling campus including air and water delivery methods.
  • Knowledge of computer programs used in the HVAC systems at the university (Iridium, PSI, VPN, Bacnet,)
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance.
  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance.
  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse group.
  • Ability to prepare engineering documents, specifications and cost estimates for projects.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to develop heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system modification plans.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Documents and tracks preventive maintenance activities.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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