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Associate Steam Utilities Mechanic - Distribution Systems

Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

The successful candidate for the Associate Steam Utilities Mechanic will learn to and/or perform tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of campus 125-PSI and 15-PSI steam systems, chilled water distribution systems, and natural gas distribution systems. Also, learn the utility tunnels inspection routes to support the maintenance of the equipment in the steam distribution system, equipment including condensate pumps, vacuum pumps, air distribution components, pressure regulating valves, safety relief valves, and steam traps. Will learn chilled water distribution system to be able to identify, maintain and operate equipment associated with the system. This role serves as a critical link between the WADE power plant and other facilities where utility production occurs and of the buildings on campus where utilities consumption occurs. Individuals in this position will be required to have basic/working knowledge of the aspects of the production, distribution, consumption and return of these utilities systems. This position is required to respond to utility upsets and leaks and perform emergency repair to satisfy campus needs. This position is subject to 24-hour callback, planned and unplanned overtime and flextime are required.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Experience in one of the following areas: industrial pipefitting, steam and chilled water distribution desired
  • Must have a high mechanical aptitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Ability to perform basic math equations consistent with job functions
  • Must be familiar with basic use of both hand and power tools
  • Ability to work under a variety of conditions, such as confined space (tunnels, pits), heights and hot/cold conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license


  • Three years of experience in one of the following areas: industrial pipefitting, steam and chilled water distribution
  • Experience with high-pressure utility systems

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • This position could be filled at the next higher level. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate
  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Occasional overtime may be required
  • This position is subject to 24-hour callback, planned and unplanned overtime, and flexible time
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligible: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Keywords: Purdue University, Fishers , Associate Steam Utilities Mechanic - Distribution Systems, Other , West Lafayette, Indiana

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