University of Massachusetts Medical School Co-Generation Engineer II Operations in Worcester, Massachusetts


Under the general supervision of the Director or designee, the Operation Co-Generation Engineer II supervises the operation of 13,000 volt main circuit breakers and the production of steam, electricity, and chilled water.


  • Supervises the operation of an assigned watch for the production of steam power, electric power and refrigeration. Coordinates with Mass Electric when switching incoming power lines and generation of electricity.

  • Supervises and operates all high pressure steam boilers with superheaters, economizes and auxiliary equipment.

  • Supervises and operates all steam turbine generators, condensers, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries, synchronizing the generators when necessary, synchronizing Mass Electric’s cables with the generator when necessary. Logs observations. Supervises, performs minor electrical functions (changes fuses, bulbs, checks circuit breakers) etc.

  • Supervises power demand and consumption making required adjustments for power factor correction, frequency and voltage.

  • Supervises and operates four (4) electrical power systems, namely, the Uninterrupted Power System, the normal 13,800 volts power distribution system from the utility company, the emergency power system from the standby diesel generator.

  • Supervises and operation of all centrifugal compressors, motors, condensing steam turbine-driven, condensing water pumps and other related auxiliaries. Logs observations.

  • Supervises the operation of a large cooling tower and fans serving the turbine and refrigeration systems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance, cleaning and repair of all power plant equipment and instrumentation.

  • While in the performance of routine duties; may be required, as needed to perform all work associated with all maintenance trades of an equal or lower graded classification; where the work or task does not require a specific license.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Must hold a Massachusetts Second Class Engineer’s License or higher.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in modern power plant, operating turbine generators, or steam driven chiller experience.

  • Possess the theory and application of good safety practices around high pressure, high voltage systems (13,800 volts), and rotating equipment.

  • Possess the theory, application, and experience in the operation of maintenance of refrigeration and condensing steam turbine-driven centrifugals, compressors, evaporators, condensers, and related equipment.

  • Possess theory, application, and experience in the operation of maintenance of refrigeration and condensing steam turbine-driven centrifugal compressor, evaporators, condensers, and related equipment.

Working Title: Co-Generation Engineer II Operations

Requisition Number: 2017-28383

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Union Code: Union Position-W20-AFSCME Trades and Building Svc

External Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.