Bellefield Steam Plant Superintendent

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA ● Carnegie Museums - Bellefield Boiler Plant, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #781
Thursday, June 9, 2022

The  Bellefield Steam Plant Superintendent will be responsible for specifying and implementing plant maintenance work, inspections, and required testing to ensure safe and efficient plant operation. The incumbent will make recommendations to facilities administration for capital upgrades or repairs required for the steam plant and distribution system. This position will also identify improvements required to meet current and future steam demands; and identify energy conservation measures to reduce operating costs and/or improve system performance.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred, but extensive experience in steam/utility plant management and operations may be considered in lieu of formal education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the operation of large high pressure steam system and associated equipment
  • 5 years’ experience in management of an organized labor force preferred.
  • Strong background and experience in mechanical systems and management required.
  • Experience with boiler and emissions control systems and preventive/reactive maintenance systems for complex steam systems required.
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of large campus steam distribution systems preferred.
  • Experience in management and operation of central chilled water plants and distribution systems preferred. 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word, Microsoft Access experience/proficiency would be a plus.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • NIUPLE Class 1 Operators License or City of Pittsburgh Class 1 Operating Engineers License.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to cover the area under supervision. Must be able to climb, bend, stoop and walk the plant and tolerate temperature fluctuations.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Manages daily operation of the Steam Plant and Plant Operating Engineers and related distribution systems to ensure that the Plant and distribution systems are operating efficiently, effectively and safely.
  • Manages daily operation of the Bellefield Steam Plant.
  • Manages daily operation of the Plant and Plant Operating Engineers to ensure that the Plant is operating efficiently, effectively and safely.
  • Must be able to follow through on all aspects of work assignments including mobility to inspect their work and attend meetings.
  • Must be able to coordinate response to emergencies and ensure day to day buildings systems functions are carried out in a safe manner.
  • Must deal daily with vendors, contractors, suppliers and union officers. Also, occasional contract with governmental and regulatory officials. 
  • Responsible for effectively communicating with BBP personnel and coordinating interaction between BBP and Carrillo Street Steam Plant.
  • Responsible for union grievances and related issues of steam plant operations. Participates in union negotiations.
  • Develops Plant Operating Engineer work schedules, identifies and implements Plant maintenance work, inspections, and required testing to ensure smooth operation and maintenance of the Plant.
  • Prepares monthly reports to management of the plant’s operational status and any current projects.
  • Assists in the development of the Plant’s annual operating budget.
  • Makes recommendations to Facilities Administration of capital upgrades required for the Plant.
  • Interviews and makes recommendations on hiring new operators.
  • Must ensure safe, reliable and efficient plant operations, taking all necessary measures to ensure personnel safety, protect BBP property, avoid unscheduled outages, and operate the plant with optimal efficiency. Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, County, and local codes and requirements.
  • Responsible for the system steam distribution system.
  • Identify repair/maintenance work required to ensure that the steam distribution system is functioning properly and works with the steamfitters and operating engineers to make sure the maintenance is completed timely and effectively.
  • Make recommendations to Facilities Administration for capital upgrades or repairs required for the system.
  • Ensure proper operation of all steam meters and monitor steam usage for all buildings.   
  • Assist management in the development of long-range utility plans and identification of energy conservation projects involving the steam plant and distribution system.
  • Identify improvements to ensure the plant can adequately meet needs in the future and identify projects which would reduce energy consumption and/or operating costs.
  • Assists the Chairman of the Operating Committee in identifying trends and reasons for utility fluctuations.
  • Provides timely information on plant steam production and utility consumption.
  • Must be able to conceptualize the operational and control systems of large and multi-use buildings and infrastructure as they pertain to steam systems. Must plan labor needs, budgets, develop policies and procedures, and organize work assignments. Must review and evaluate performance and job descriptions, review and evaluate objectives, goals, and procedures and communicate with staff, supervisors and others.
Other duties as assigned by management.

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  • 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Carnegie Museums - Bellefield Boiler Plant, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America