State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (40 Hour) (6295FM)

$52.77-$68.98 Hourly / $4,220.81-$5,518.36 BiWeekly /
$110,163.00-$144,029.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Children and Families, Development Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Transportation, the University of Connecticut and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities this class accountable for directing all physical plant operations.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

Physical Plant Operations includes:
  • All operational maintenance, repairs and alterations; 
  • Plant utilities including heating, power generation and wastewater treatment; 
  • Complete grounds and equipment maintenance.  
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, assignment includes the oversight of Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center South.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, assignment includes the oversight of Southbury Training School.  

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, assignment includes the oversight of Connecticut Valley Hospital.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative or executive direction from the facility head, administrative officer or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs employees in each of the following categories: Levels A, B, C and subordinate classes in Level D. (See Addendum)

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs the staff and operations of the physical plant;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in the development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact program activities;
  • Directs and coordinates maintenance shops on multi-trade projects;
  • Develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs;
  • Writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement project;
  • Develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies;
  • Maintains cost and estimate records;
  • Prepares budget and monitors use of allocated funds;
  • Serves as liaison between the agency and the Department of Administrative Services on major capital projects;
  • Responds to emergencies on a twenty-four basis;
  • May serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs;
  • May develop and administer security programs including training of security personnel;
  • May administer housekeeping operations;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities services and equipment;
  • Knowledge of
    • materials and methods of building construction;
    • preventive maintenance techniques;
  •  Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • read and interpret blueprints and specifications;
    • plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work;
    • utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

NOTE: Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprentice level.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Maintenance Supervisor 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(06)-SERVICE/MAINT (NP-2)

EEO

(8)-Service Maintenance

SALARY INFORMATION

FM 32

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FM 32 approved effective May 14, 2021. (Revised to modify Purpose of Class, Guidelines for Job Class Use, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Item No. 24-042

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/18/2024

ADDENDUM

DEFINITION OF INSTITUTION TYPE

MAJOR STATE INSTITUTION:

Encompasses a wide variety of large trade shops and very complex building utilities (power plant, wastewater treatment plant, etc.). Staff is large (usually 51-150 workers) and highly skilled. There is a heavy layer (usually 10-20) of subordinate administrative/supervisory personnel (Level D) and crewleaders and supervisors (Level C). Buildings are spread over a large area and provide a variety of services (e.g., cafeterias, auditoriums, armories, residence halls, administration buildings, classrooms, gymnasiums, hospitals, airport facilities, etc.).

LARGE STATE INSTITUTION:

Encompasses a wide variety of trade shops and complex building utilities (wastewater treatment plant, power plant, etc.). Staff size is moderate (usually 26-50) and is highly skilled. There is a layer (usually 4-10) of subordinate crewleaders and supervisors (Level C). Buildings are spread over a large area and provide a variety of services (e.g., cafeteria, auditoriums, residence halls, administration buildings, classrooms, gymnasiums, hospitals, etc.).

MODERATE-SIZED STATE INSTITUTION:

Encompasses a variety of small trade shops and basic building utilities (power plant and possibly a small wastewater treatment plant). Staff is small to moderate (usually 15-25) and is primarily skilled/semiskilled with a core of highly skilled workers. There is a thin layer (usually 1-3) of subordinate crewleaders and supervisors (Level C). Buildings are spread out and provide a variety of services (e.g., cafeterias, gymnasiums, auditoriums, residence halls, administration buildings, classrooms, hospitals, etc.).

SCALE FOR LEVEL OF SUPERVISION

LEVEL A - SEMI-SKILLED AND SKILLED WORKERS

EXAMPLES: Maintainer, Skilled Maintainer, Custodian, Boiler Tender

LEVEL B - HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS WITH SOME POSSIBLE ON-LINE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

EXAMPLES: General Trades Worker; Qualified Craft Worker, Water Systems Operator, Wastewater Treatment Technician, Stationary Engineer

LEVEL C - CREWLEADERS AND SUPERVISORS

EXAMPLES: Maintenance Supervisor 1 and 2; Lead Stationary Engineer; Supervising Stationary Engineer; Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor 1 and 2; Building Superintendent 1, 2, and 3, Lead Custodian, Supervising Custodian

LEVEL D - MANAGERIAL/DIRECTOR

EXAMPLES: Building Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Facilities Engineer 1 and 2


CLASS: 6295FM; EST: 7/24/1970; REV: 4/18/2024;