Operating Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/3/2020 9:12 PM)
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Macalester College seeks to hire an Operating Engineer to work in its Facilities Services Department during the academic year. This position will be responsible for monitoring, maintenance, and operation of the central heating plant high-pressure boiler system and central chillers during the academic year, September thru May.


As the Operating Engineer, you will be part of a team that makes up a 3 shift around-the-clock operation monitoring and maintaining our high-pressure boilers during the heating season.  This position is a 3rd shift position (11pm-7am) On a rotating day pattern, 7-on, 4-off, 6-on, 2-off, 7-on, 2-off. During times that the boilers are not operating, other maintenance duties will be assigned.

  • Testing, monitoring, maintenance, repair, and operation of high-pressure boilers and related equipment.
  • Monitor boiler water quality and administer chemical treatment as indicated through testing.
  • Monitor building automation systems to ensure proper temperature control and alarm response to campus buildings and equipment.
  • Follows accepted process for adjustments to boiler plant equipment. Project schedule awareness, knowledge of and adherence to accepted best practices
  • Perform preventive/predictive maintenance as directed.
  • May perform testing, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of equipment and systems related to heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing issues in campus buildings.
  • This position will be part of the maintenance on-call rotation list
  • Provide Central Plant support for special events on campus, which may include weekends and/or holidays.
  • Follow safe work practices and all environmental, health and safety policies and procedures
  • Engaging in and promoting Macalester’s culture of diversity and inclusion, encompassing individuals of any heritage, identity, status or orientation.


  • Minnesota First Class B Boiler Operator's license
  • Possesses exceptional knowledge of high-pressure steam boiler operation, principles, applications, techniques, procedures and dangers of such systems.
  • Must possess knowledge and skills in electricity, HVAC, and plumbing in sufficient depth to perform testing, maintenance, and repair of systems.
  • Significant work experience with building energy management computer systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.  

Application Guidelines

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities website. All inquiries about this position should be directed to:


Ashley Ellingson

Talent Acquisition Manager



Macalester College strongly encourages people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees.