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LP Gas and Oil Burner Technician A

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Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday off UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY. OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (05/15/2017) THROUGH (05/21/2017). Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title LP Gas and Oil Burner Technician A
Department Equipment Maintenance Shop
Position Number 0400301
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Position Purpose

Installs, services and repairs furnaces and their controls in College facilities. Troubleshoots high and low pressure boilers, incinerators, and multi-stage boilers. Adheres to annual cleaning and service schedules. Maintains records of furnaces cleaned to the best of his/her ability.

Skills & Knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of high and low fire burners and controls.
  • In-depth knowledge of high and low pressure boilers associated with one and two pipe steam distribution systems.
  • Significant skill in pipefitting, gas fitting, and hydronic heating systems.
  • Knowledge of the LP gas and oil burner trade including burner controls, proper firing rates, wiring, applicable codes, and safety and environmental regulations.
  • NH Electrical license preferred, but not required.
  • Willingness to work overtime when requested.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Proficient troubleshooting skills of LP Gas and Oil fired equipment.
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.

Must have successfully completed the following training prior to performing work to which the training relates:

  • Driver Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Respirator Training
  • Confined Space, Asbestos, Fall Protection, PPE, Safe Electrical Practices.
Minimum Experience
  • Ten years of relevant experience with both oil burners and LP Gas equipment/appliances.
Minimum Education
  • High school graduate
  • Graduate of a technical school with training in oil burner maintenance, preferred.
  • Current NH/VT LP Gas Certification for installing, cleaning and troubleshooting LP Gas systems.
  • Must be qualified under the terms of the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.
SEIU Level O
FLSA Non-Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Todd French
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday off

UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING. AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING, IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY, IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY.

OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (05/15/2017) THROUGH (05/21/2017).

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Job Duties

  • Cleans, services, and maintains burners to ensure proper operating efficiency.
  • Maintains records on furnaces serviced and repaired.
  • Replaces furnaces when necessary, including hot water systems designed for specific apartment complexes. Installs burner in furnace opening. Seals space around burner with gasket. Installs barometric dampers in chimneys.
  • Performs series of tests such as pump pressure, transformer, and safety control tests to determine problems. Uses Backarack kit to determine efficiency. Examines flue draft, using draft-a-stat, and changes balance weight to adjust damper.
  • Assembles and positions oil storage tank between furnace and wall of building. Drills hole in wall and affixes oil inlet and outlet pipes from storage tank through holes to outside of building. Connects pipe to storage tank and burner to convey oil.

Working Conditions

  • Works from ladders, scaffolds, and platforms.
  • Work requires bending and kneeling, standing, and climbing and working in stretched, cramped or awkward positions.
  • Work involves regular lifting and carrying, or holding, objects weighing up to 150 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors, outdoors, in bad weather, in areas that are dirty, or smoky and where fumes are present.
  • Is exposed to cuts and bruises and more serious injuries while working on ladders, scaffolds, etc.
  • Work involves wearing special or protective clothing such as aprons or Tyvek overalls, gloves, goggles, heating protection and respirator.
  • Is exposed to hazardous materials such as asbestos.
  • Working around or near live, pressurized LP gas sources and potential Carbon Monoxide exposure.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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