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Position Title: Plant Operations Manager  

Reports To: Facility Director 


SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates’ knowledge and experience alongside SSC’s extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors. 

SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider.  As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way.  As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world. 


This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus! If you know someone that is qualified for this role, please use the ‘job search’ in MyOpportunity to refer your referral and email them a link to apply. Your referral will be able to apply by clicking the link in the email then you can check the status under Careers in MyOpportunity by clicking on ‘referral tracking.’ For Employee Referral guidelines, FAQs and the Compass Employee Referral Policy, email Click here to view the step-by-step instructions to refer a friend to this position. 

Job Summary


The Plant Operations Manager is responsible for managing and performing highly skilled technical operations and maintenance work in the installation, service, and repair of central plant and auxiliary heating and air-conditioning systems and related equipment, medium voltage electrical distribution gear, exterior low voltage distribution and lighting, emergency generation systems, natural gas distribution, and supports other Physical Plant departments as needed. Responsibilities include the efficient operation and maintenance of the university’s utilities equipment, installation, troubleshooting, and repair of heating and air-conditioning systems, medium voltage electrical distribution gear, exterior low voltage distribution and lighting, emergency generation systems, and natural gas distribution equipment. Responsible for training plant operators in equipment operations, safe work practices, and plant water treatment requirements.



  • Operates chill water and boiler plant. 
  • Inspects and examines heating/refrigeration and air-conditioning, chillers, boilers, air compressors, heat exchangers, medium and low voltage switch gear, and all auxiliary equipment to locate defects in operations. 
  • Manages the addition of or adds chemicals to boilers, cooling towers, chiller, etc. 
  • Monitors and updates the Energy Management Controls System. 
  • Manages or performs preventive maintenance, installs, inspects, troubleshoots, adjusts, repairs and replaces rotating equipment (pumps, motors, etc., and associated units, parts, systems, etc.).
  • Manages or performs Inspections and tests refrigeration systems, safety devices, and controls for efficiency of operation and compliance with safety practices, laws and regulations. 
  • Troubleshoots and take necessary corrective action for major malfunctions and breakdowns of heating/refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, pumps, air heating/refrigeration and air conditioning units, coils, fans, subsystems and component parts, steam systems, etc. 
  • Observes prescribed work and safety rules.
  • Other duties may be assigned.        


  • Ten years of central plant or electrical distribution experience.
  • Job related vocational training or other education may substitute on a year for year basis for the required experience or graduation from a certified technical/vocation school. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to supervise work on utility plant mechanical and electrical systems and components. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public. 

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID:  241853




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