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  • Full Time
  • St Cloud, MN
  • $38+ per hour starting DOQ USD / Year
  • Salary: $38+ per hour starting DOQ
  • Must pass background check, drug screen, and be a US Citizen

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Boiler/Power Plant Operator responsible for operation and maintenance of all equipment in power plant necessary for the operations, including:

1.   3 multi-fuel boilers (natural gas and #2 fuel oil), operating at 180 P.S.I.
2.  Steam turbine unit(s)
3.  4- 500 kW diesel generator units
4.  Electrical switchgear to sync our electrical generators to public utility
5.  3 steam absorption chillers = 2,400 ton total
6.  Multi-cell cooling towers for chillers
7.  2 steam driven turbine boiler feed water pumps
8.  Electrical multi-stage boiler feed water pump
9.  2 ground water wells for potable water system
10. Aeration gravel filter system for domestic water
11.  Maintain chlorine system for domestic water
12. 3 Zeolite water softeners
13. RO filtration system for boiler water
14. Brine reclamation system
15. 2 – 35 hp air compressors with filtration and dryers
16. Data acquisition system
17. Pumps and fans of various sizes


  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to the above equipment as needed.
  • Under direction of Power- House Chief or Assistant Chief, start up and shutdown boilers, turbine generators, and auxiliaries.
  • Monitor various steam, electrical, and building management system meters using computer-based tracking, and report abnormalities.
  • Test boiler water.
  • Blow down all boilers on every shift according to results of boiler water tests.
  • Mix chemicals and adjust feed rate for boilers.
  • Test safety equipment on all boilers (low water alarm, low water cut-off).
  • Make adjustments in the generation of electricity according to thermal demand for heating or cooling.
  • Take and record readings on all operating plant equipment, including boiler and chillers.
  • Record reading of all plant meters daily.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of domestic water system.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance as directed.
  • Responsible for general housekeeping, including sweeping and scrubbing floors, wiping down equipment, etc.
  • Effectively communicate pertinent operation, equipment breakdown, and maintenance needs, etc. during shift overlap, verbally and/or via entries into a daily logbook.
  • Required to conduct operational checks at wastewater treatment plant as needed.



High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minnesota First Class A engineer’s license
  • Valid US Driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts as assigned by the Chief Engineer or his designee.

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