Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time



Seeking a team member that is committed the mission of the central heating plant to provide the entire campus with a constant supply of steam in the most efficient, reliable and safest way possible.

Job summary: monitors, operates, adjusts, maintains, and repairs a variety of technical equipment for the campus central heating plant.

ABOUT THE JOB: Heating/Cooling Plant Operator II (Standard Job Description)


Minimum / Required

Basic knowledge of boiler operation.

Basic knowledge of valves, pumps, compressors, fans, and piping systems.

Mechanical aptitude including the use of common hand tools.

Highly Desired

Boiler operation and maintenance experience.


This position will be operating and maintaining all equipment within the central heating plant.


The Central Heating Plant at University of Wisconsin – Stout has a total available capacity of 202,000 pounds of steam per hour. The plant is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, year round: with the exception of an annual shutdown period for maintenance. The Central Heating Plant has the capacity to burn two different types of fuels: natural gas and ultra-low-sulfer fuel oil: emergency backup fuel.

The Central Heating Plant is a sub-department of Facilities Management, who’s mission is to provide the university and community with the highest quality facilities and physical environment for learning, living and working, by maximizing available resources and technology.

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The starting hourly rate for this position is $25.00/hour with an increase to $26.00/hour after one year if qualified. A twelve-month probationary period is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing an essential job function test and reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted and may be reviewed as they come in. Applications submitted may be reviewed until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Brian Lorenz

Phone: (715) 232-1104


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Alexandra Bates


Job Family: Staff