Southwestern University has an immediate opening for a Central Plant Operator.  This position works 40 hours a week, shift work (including weekends) while maintaining contact with the switchboard operator and handling Facilities Management emergency calls that come in after normal hours of operation.  This position reports to the Supervisor of Central Plant and includes the University’s full benefit package.

Duties:  Chiller operations, along with monitoring building environments; conduct testing analysis of water for cooling towers, closed loop hot and chill water systems, and swimming pools and fountains and treat with chemicals as required; prepare and maintain charts and records and analyze data obtained; operate computerized energy management system; operate and monitor chillers, cooling towers, boilers, pumps, and related equipment and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Must have a high school diploma or GED and a general operating knowledge of chillers, mechanical equipment, boilers and air conditioning systems.  A minimum of one year of experience in central plant operator/mechanic environment is required with more than one year of experience preferred.  Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions, lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and the ability to work both independently, without close supervision, and also as a member of a team.  Current valid Texas driver’s license in good standing is required.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Applications may be obtained from our website: and returned to Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Cullen Building, at the corner of University and Maple Avenue, Georgetown, TX or emailed to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please no third-party submissions.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F