Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Stationary Engineer (37.5 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220621-8070TC-001

Introduction


If you are looking for a chance to continue helping our State's veterans, then we can help!

ABOUT US 
For over 140 years, The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVAhas been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served." This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

The DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA: 
  • Residential Facility: offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut Veterans to independent living in the community; 
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center: a state-of-the-art medical facility that offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance. 
When you walk through the doors of the Healthcare Center (HCC), one immediately feels a sense of community, comfort, and camaraderie. The HCC stands apart from other 24-hour care centers with full time Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on staff. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them. 

THE POSITION
DVA is seeking two experienced and qualified Stationary Engineers to support their Skilled Nursing Facility. The reporting location is 287 West Street in Rocky Hill. These positions are full-time and 37.5 hours per week. The position numbers are 24106 and 2849. 

The selected candidates must have a strong commitment to safety and be able to maintain compliance regarding the inspection and maintenance of all plant equipment, fuel systems and other auxiliary equipment, in accordance with State and Federal Regulations. The schedule and shift for this position are rotating and will be determined at a later time. This role will be responsible for start-up, shutdown, managing operations, preventive maintenance, corrective repairs and responding to emergency situations.
    WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? 
    • We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year. 
    • We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees. 
    • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth. 
    • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work. 
    **This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022. 

    Selection Plan

    This position may be subject to Federal requirements of COVID-19 Vaccination. 

    TO APPLY
    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
    • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
    • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
    • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
    • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
    AFTER YOU APPLY 
    • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
    • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
    • NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
    • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
    • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
    CONNECT WITH US 
    • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. 
    • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jensine Tran at jensine.tran@ct.gov

    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.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience with central steam boiler plant system
    • Experience with water chemistry in a boiler system
    • Experience managing a hazardous materials program 
    • Experience with the maintenance of power plant equipment
    • Experience working for a 24/7 agency

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

    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 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.

    Conclusion

    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.