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Central Heating Plant Mechanic
Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy, a residential school founded in 1781 by John Phillips, has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. Members of the employee community at Exeter share the Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence – a commitment that has made the school one of the finest in the country. We seek to understand the differences and similarities among us, and to appreciate the richness which diversity provides. We welcome your interest in a career at Exeter. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks. Please visit for a complete listing of current openings and to apply on-line.


Job Information
Post Date: Sep 25, 2018 Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a - Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New Hampshire - Exeter Job Reference: - n/a -
Categories: Installation, Maintenance and Repair

Job Details
Performs as a key player to the physical plant operation and maintenance of the Central Heating Plant (CHP) and steam distribution equipment on campus. Responsible for the overall maintenance of the CHP steam generation equipment, steam distribution system, steam hot water heaters and ice rink refrigeration system. Secondary responsibility includes CHP operator to cover shifts when scheduled operators are not available.   

Key Accountabilities

•Perform scheduled and emergent maintenance on steam generation, distribution and refrigeration equipment including but not limited to boilers, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, pipe, motors, compressors, steam vaults, steam hot water heaters and steam traps.
•Troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment using computers, PLCs, meters, portable welding equipment, hand and power tools.
•Use the GTAW and SMAW weld processes to make repairs to the steam generation & distribution piping and equipment.
•Perform the opening and closing of all boilers and cleaning for the annual inspections.
•Coordinate and monitor contracted repairs on CHP equipment and the steam distribution system by outside vendors, as necessary.
•Assist with routine daily and monthly preventative maintenance on all steam generating, auxiliary and ice rink equipment as outlined in the CHP Preventive Maintenance Program.
•Act as the backup to the CHP Lead Technician in their absence.
•As an operator, monitor, operate and maintain accurate logs on steam generation and refrigeration equipment and auxiliaries.
•As an operator, monitor, analyze and control manual and automated systems and perform boiler water tests.
•Regenerate water softeners as needed.
•Monitor, operate and maintain satellite and emergency boilers as required.
•Foster a safe working environment and compliance with occupational safety requirements.
•Maintain clean work area.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Job duties includes working with a computer, i.e., boiler and refrigeration control systems, performing preventative and corrective maintenance work orders in the electronic work control program, completing assigned safety training modules and checking e-mail.

Skills & Knowledge

•Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
•Must be able to read and comprehend technical instructions and drawings regarding the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems.
•Must be able to efficiently operate computer and automated software, including PLCs & spreadsheets.
•Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
•Minimum of 5 years with GTAW and SMAW weld processes.
•Minimum of 5 years experience with steam plant


Contact Details / Apply for this Job
Contact Information
Phillips Exeter Academy
Name: Karla Ashenhurst
State/Province: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Ph: 603-777-3340

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