Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Stationary Engineer (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190806-7550FM-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Lead Stationary Engineer,  Position # CV 99078.  This position is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Power Plant-Porter Hall, Middletown, CT  06457.  This position is 2nd Shift, full-time, forty (40)  hours per week position.  The schedule is as follows:  Monday thru Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 Midnight, rotating weekends off.

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  If selected for further consideration, State Employees may be required to provide their last two (2) Service Ratings and Non-State Employees may be required to provide two (2) Letters of Reference.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or


In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Stationary Engineers engaged in the operation, maintenance and repair of high pressure steam heating and power plants and auxiliary utilities in a moderate sized state institution or for acting as chief assistant or technician to a Supervising Stationary Engineer in a large state institution.


Plans plant workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of heating, generating, hot water and refrigeration equipment and possibly such related or allied equipment as used in electrical distribution, laundry, fire fighting, and sewage disposal for the purpose of ensuring continuous operation; establishes and maintains plant procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; may prepare budgets and make recommendations as to equipment purchases or contractual repairs; may act as the Supervising Stationary Engineer in his/her absence; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may inspect and repair steam traps fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to operate, maintain, inspect and make running repairs to boiler and engine room, generating and related mechanical equipment; knowledge of and ability to maintain building utility equipment including power, light, water, steam and plumbing lines; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam heating and generating equipment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have included the independent performance of the full range of tasks involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam heating and generating equipment.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of Stationary Engineer.


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


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be exposed to significant levels of noise, dust, heat and risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.