Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Stationary Engineer (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190913-7550FM-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut's Facilities Operations Department, Avery Point Campus, has a job opening for a Lead Stationary Engineer.  Applicants must be highly proficient in the operation, maintenance, repair and monitoring of a Central Utility Plant’s heating and cooling systems. The heating and cooling systems located at the Avery Point Campus are described below: The heating equipment is comprised of three 400HP Cleaver Brooks natural gas fired steam boilers and associated deaerator and condensate return equipment to produce steam for comfort heating.  Medium pressure reducing stations are located at designated areas throughout the campus. The cooling equipment is comprised of two 700 ton York chillers. Chiller 1 is a VFD controlled electric driven unit and chiller 2 is driven by a natural gas fired CAT engine. The primary CHW loop is controlled by two VFD primary pumps. Heat rejection for the chillers is via two VFD equipped condenser pumps which supply the water to the two cooling towers located on the roof.

This a permanent, full-time, position, 40 hours per week.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half hour unpaid lunch.  The hourly salary is $26.95/hour and is non-negotiable. This position offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.    

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license.   Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays).    This position is categorized as “Open to the Public”; current UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references. In addition, current state employees will be asked to provide copies of the last two (2) performance appraisals.   

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.   

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted application:

  • State of Connecticut Trades License preferably a Plumbing License or a Heating, Piping and Cooling License.
  • Knowledge and experience working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) preferably AiM.
  • Proficiency and ability to work with BMS systems (JCI Metasys).
  • Ability to operate equipment such as skid steers, backhoes, lifts and hoists.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:  https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/

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AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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