Powerhouse Operator - Oakfield

Posted: 09/26/2021

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.

Our employees are the backbone that supports our organization. That’s why we hire people for careers, not jobs. We offer benefits on Day 1, including medical and dental, paid sick days, and paid vacation and holidays. Plus, providing competitive pay and separate investment and retirement plans help secure our employees’ futures. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us – find out how you can join our team and build your career with USG: http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/about-usg/careers.html.

Job Description

Ability to be trained and follow procedures in all areas of powerhouse department including:

  • Operate boiler and work with steam
  • Operate turbine and work with high voltage electricity
  • Operate gas compressor and work with high pressure natural gas
  • Monitor and operate fire protection system including fire pump
  • Monitor multiple water supplies and make adjustments as needed
  • Operate plant water softening systems
  • Operate plant wastewater treatment plant


  • To work safely
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to do water test
  • Attention to detail with ability to react quickly and safely in emergency situations
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Monitor several data system within the area
  • Person will be required to be trained in CPR/ first aid / AED/ BBP
  • Will be required to make frequent rounds of entire plant in all weather conditions
  • Will need to have basic mechanical abilities
  • Will be required to work in confined spaces

EOE including disability/veteran

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are optional.


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Boiler: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Water treatment: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location