Aug 09, 2022

Utilities Plant Operations Shift Supervisor

  • North Carolina State University
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
Full-Time Facilities

Job Description

NC State University

Facilities Division


Utilities & Engineering – Central Utility Plants


Utilities Plant Operations Shift Supervisor


The 900+ positions of the Facilities Division service the students and staff of the University's teaching, research/administrative space and 2,240 acres of infrastructure. The Facilities Division provides design and building services, maintenance, custodial, landscape, solid waste removal, utility, mail, and motor pool services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The goal is to deliver cost effective services to the University, ensure completed projects and maintenance that conform to codes and regulations, while minimizing University liabilities and disruptions caused by the maintenance, repair, building, and equipment modifications to the University.


Further information on the department can be found at:


The Position:


This position serves as a central utility plant shift supervisor and is responsible for the supervision of a team of personnel that operate electrical generation, steam production, chilled water production, hot water production equipment, and conduct routine maintenance.


The shift supervisor directs the operation of the plant equipment; boilers, chillers, combustion turbine generators, steam turbine generator, heat recovery steam generators, steam plant auxiliary equipment, steam turbine driven chillers, cooling towers, thermal energy storage tank, primary/secondary pumping systems and auxiliary chiller equipment, and water treatment systems. In addition, the shift supervisor is required to monitor and adjust equipment to maintain emissions within regulatory requirements.


This position is directly accountable for safe, reliable, and efficient operations of all equipment and provides training and direction to lower level utility plant operators who are assigned to the shift. Operation of the combustion turbine generators and heat recovery steam generators are critical to campus operations and efficiency and provide required utility budget energy savings.


Required Qualifications:


The successful candidate will possess the following:


• High school diploma or equivalency and four years of experience in applicable utility operations, of which one year is supervisory; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

• Must be able to communicate effectively verbally with supervisors and the general public and understand verbal and written instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.

• Must serve as customer service center and answer and re-direct phone calls from all of campus after hours and on the weekends when on those shifts.

• Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Experience in a central plant environment.


Preferred Qualifications:


• At least 5 years' experience with combustion gas turbines/cogeneration.

• At least 8 years' experience in steam production (natural gas/fuel oil fire tube and water tube boilers up to 100kpph).

• At least 8 years' experience in chilled water production (electric driven/turbine driven up to 2000tons).

• At least 3 year's experience in a central plant environment.


Why you should apply:


NC State University is ranked as one of the and recognized among the best universities in the country in many Forbes annual survey of America's best employers by state places NC State as the best large employer in North Carolina. NC State embodies a culture that values collaboration, creativity, innovation, diversity, and teamwork. We provide a team-oriented culture, work/life balance, and work that makes a difference in our community, the state, and beyond.


This position is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Raleigh area is routinely recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life, strong economic growth, affordable housing, and great weather, all in close proximity to the mountains and the seashore.


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Interested in joining our team?


All applications must be submitted online through the NC State employment website. To view the full job posting, application instructions, and to submit an application please visit:


The following positions are also available in the Central Utilities Plant: Utility Plant Operator - Position #103068; Utility Plant Operator - Position #62075; Utility Plant Operator – Position #103067.


These positions may be found at:


If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at 919-515-2135 or [email protected]


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.



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