Ascension Health Power Plant Operator II in Kalamazoo, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Title:Power Plant Operator II

City, State: Kalamazoo, MI

Location: Borgess Medical Center

Department: Plant Operations 001

Additional Job Details:Full-Time Rotating,40 Hours Weekly

Rotating Swing Shift, Weekends and Holidays

Why Join Ascension?

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

The Power Plant Operator II is responsible for maintaining and operating the gas or oil fired boilers and related auxiliary equipment in the Medical Center. Repairs and maintains all Medical Center property and equipment through scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance procedures. Maintains a continuous flow of steam to the Medical Center. Must have knowledge of physics, mechanical drawing, and blueprint reading as well as the analytical skills necessary to operate boiler and the repair of specialized systems such as water treatment systems and related equipment.


  • Records all pertinent and required data in order to provide an accurate history of preventive maintenance, equipment problems, and their solutions. Reports all malfunctions or unusual situations to the work leader or management.

  • Answers telephone calls and responds to emergency situations.

  • When assigned, assists other maintenance personnel in performing their work.

  • Performs assigned preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis. Locates and eliminates malfunctions in non-routine situations. In doing so, ensures that affected departments are prepared for and minimally inconvenienced by work performed.

  • Make rounds of buildings and equipment on a scheduled basis. Cleans and maintains water softening equipment and de-alkalizers. Tests boiler water, makeup water, cooling towers and treat accordingly.

  • Assist with the training and/or orientation of new Power Plant Operators.

  • Responsible to be knowledgeable in usage of Building Automation System for control of Air Handlers and Associated Equipment.

  • Responsible to have knowledge and understanding of the Pneumatic Tube System to assist maintenance mechanics with troubleshooting system problems.

  • Capable of performing chiller start-up and shut-down as needed to maintain appropriate building temperatures

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • CertifiedFourth ClassEngineerobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

  • Preferred Credential(s):

  • CertifiedThird ClassEngineer.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

  • Two (2) years of boiler related work experience is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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