Powerplant Operator I

Location US-TX-Austin
Job ID
Building Maintenance
Company Name
Medxcel Facilities Management


Medxcel Facilities Management is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results.


The Power Plant Operator I is responsible for the safe and proper operation of the power plant and associated control structures. The Power Plant Operator I will perform the duties for Medxcel Facilities Management throughout the assigned working location of Seton Medical Center - Austin, TX.


This position will operate, maintain and adjust boilers, furnaces, engines, pumps, heat exchangers, generators, motors, chillers, cooling towers, equipment for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting and associated equipment in the facilities. Power Plant Operator makes periodic inspections of equipment and minor repairs to such equipment; perform preventive maintenance; take responsible charge of a watch, read meters, gauges, and other recording devices and log the data; keep records and write reports; as directed, inspect low pressure boilers in accordance with a unified inspection procedure and may operate a motor vehicle.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of an accredited Boiler Operator learning program preferred.


  • Power Plant Operator, Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineer License Preferred. 


  • Two years of power plant experience operating, maintaining and repairing high pressure boilers required.
  • Experience in healthcare preferred. 


  • Computer skills: Has understanding and experience with the use of basic Windows program and Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook Email.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting and preventative maintenance is required.
  • Strong analytical abilities for understanding and interpreting building system documents, prints and layouts are required.
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic, electrical and mechanical systems and digital and pneumatic controls.
  • The ability to operate tools and equipment with a skill level that is typically acquired through trade and/or vocational schools.
  • Must have the ability to:
    • Calibrate systems.
    • Perform preventive maintenance and routine servicing of equipment.
    • Operate specialized machinery, equipment and tools utilized in the repair, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Communicate and follow up effectively both orally and in writing. Work cooperatively with others and also independently with little direction.
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decisive judgment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment. 


Power Plant Maintenance and Repair:

  • Monitor power plant equipment and indicators to detect evidence of operating problems.
  • Adjust controls to generate specified electrical power or to regulate the flow of power between generating stations and substations.
  • Control power generating equipment, including boilers, turbines, generators, or reactors, using control boards or semi-automatic equipment.
  • Regulate equipment operations and conditions, such as water levels, based on instrument data or from computers.
  • Make adjustments or minor repairs, such as tightening leaking gland and pipe joints.
  • Record and compile operational data by completing and maintaining forms, logs, or reports.
  • Receive outage calls and call in necessary personnel during power outages and emergencies.
  • Prepares equipment malfunction reports, makes inspections and from observation, determines whether equipment is operating properly.
  • Take regulatory action, based on readings from charts, meters and gauges, at established intervals.
  • Start or stop generators, auxiliary pumping equipment, turbines, or other power plant equipment as necessary.
  • Inspect records or log book entries or communicate with plant personnel to assess equipment operating status.
  • Control or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feed water heaters, filters, or chlorinators, to supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power.
  • Clean, lubricate, or maintain equipment, such as generators, turbines, pumps, or compressors, to prevent failure or deterioration.
  • Open and close valves and switches in sequence to start or shut down auxiliary units.

Special Projects:

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Assist and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



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