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Penn State Health Central Plant Operator A (Part-Time) - Facilities Central Plant in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Part Time

FTE: 0.62

Shift: Varied

Hours: 8 hour


Responsible to perform a variety of duties to start, stop, operate, maintain and do repair work on high-pressure boilers, absorption and centrifugal chilling machines to include many types of pumps, air compressors, water softeners and related equipment. Periodically tour the facility to observe operations, and make necessary equipment adjustments. Log significant observations, record daily meter readings and maintain daily operating logs.


High School Diploma or GED required.

1 year of experience in boiler plant operations required.

Must pass a written and skills demonstration (hands on) test with a minimum score of 75%.


An understanding of chilled water systems, basic water testing and treatment, and basic mathematical skills required.

Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions, and basic computer skills required.

Must be capable of the simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules and wiring diagrams.

Operation of forklifts and other power equipment required.


Experience in chilled water systems is preferred.


Able to stand frequently; walk frequently; sit constantly.

Able to lift/carry 0-100 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-100 lbs occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping constantly.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained