Located in Willimantic, CT, Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) is one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning and the state’s designated public liberal arts university. Our mission is to provide high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs to a diverse population of talented students.
We have a vacancy for a full-time Stationary Engineer. This position is responsible for supporting 24/7 operations of the Heat Plant. Hours are Sunday 7am to 3pm, Monday off, Tuesday 11pm to 7am, Wednesday 11pm to 7am, Thursday 3pm to 11pm, Friday 3pm to 11pm, Saturday off.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: LaShawn McBride, HR-Recruitment@easternct.edu, (860) 465-5220.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involved in the operation of a moderate or large sized heating or power plant or for working as a technical maintenance or repair expert on powerhouse, high pressure steam and allied facilities and equipment; may be in complete charge of a small heating plant.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Upon taking over a shift, receives operating instructions from outgoing shift engineer; inspects boiler room gauges, indicators, charts and records of operation, and the actual operating of the boiler room mechanical equipment and boilers, and issues any necessary instructions to subordinate(s); acts similarly in regard to generating equipment if any; makes various periodic and special tests and checks of facilities and equipment, making necessary adjustments; maintains and repairs mechanical equipment, including tightening loose bearings, packing glands, and bolts, replacing wearing rings, replacing and repacking condenser tubes, renewing gaskets, renewing valves and stuffing boxes, and renewing value parts; inspects operation of, maintains and repairs generating equipment, ice machinery, hot water heaters, laundry equipment, pumps, fans, compressors, electronic equipment, and other miscellaneous mechanical service equipment; makes or supervises the making of simple boiler water analyses and determines necessary treatment; calculates and records operating data; may assist in general building maintenance and repair; 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.
As engineer in charge of a heating plant and related minor utilities, performs and supervises maintenance and repair of boiler and boiler room equipment including feed pumps and fuel injectors or stokers; supervises tending of boiler by others, issuing instructions, inspecting condition of equipment, and checking gauges and operation records; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of and ability to operate, maintain and repair boilers, generators and related mechanical equipment; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of steam boilers or of significant auxiliary boiler room or power plant equipment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to 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 may be exposed to significant levels of dust, noise and heat; may be exposed to 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.
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.