Auxiliary Equipment Operator

Under the supervision of the Foreman and the direction of the Stationary Engineer, performs preventative maintenance and makes minor repairs to all building and related auxiliary equipment for the Steam Plant and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facility.

This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Duties
  • Starts, stops, and operates all steam plant and CHP equipment
  • Performs preventative maintenance and equipment inspections as assigned
  • Handles all steam plant chemicals for boiler water treatment
  • Cleans assigned auxiliary areas and equipment as assigned
  • Performs routine inspections and readings for proper operation

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical systems including compressors and pumping equipment
  • Minimum of 1 year or equivalent or related experience in operating steam plant equipment
  • Stationary Engineer`s license is required. Selected candidate must obtain license on their own time within 12 months.
  • Good knowledge and use of a PC are required
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good skills in oral and written communication
  • Ability to work weekend and rotating shift work
  • Complies with all Laboratory and Division ESH policies, work rules, and safe work practices

Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection

All activities, as they apply to work performed by self and working with others will be executed in compliance with Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

Argonne Core Values:

All activities, as they apply to work performed by self and working with others will be executed in compliance with the core values of Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Position Requirements

Job Family

Job Profile
Auxiliary Equip Operator

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

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