Lead Stationary Engineer (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220802-7550FM-001


Are you looking to put your amazing mechanical skills and experiences to work?
If so, then read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.  

At the Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), individuals receive services that assist them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible. We strive to promote recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe and caring environment.

We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Lead Stationary Engineer at the CVH Power Plant in Middletown. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, second shift, with a work schedule of 4:00pm to 12:00am, Monday through Friday and every other weekend. The position number is 99078.

The Power Plant provides all the electricity, heat, and hot water for the entire CVH Campus. The selected candidate must have a strong commitment to safety and 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. 

This role will be responsible for start-up, shutdown, managing operations, preventive maintenance, corrective repairs and responding to emergency situations. 

You will also discover the opportunity to:
  • Work on three 600 horsepower superior boilers that operate 150 lbs. of steam pressure; 
  • Engage and disengage breakers that feed with 4160 volts; 
  • Operate a 1200-kilowatt generator during power outages; 
  • Apply a blend of mechanical and electrical knowledge and expertise; 
  • Operate compressors, pumps, and boilers; 
  • Perform daily chemical tests on boilers, softeners and condensate return water and adjust chemicals, as necessary; 
  • Monitor electrical usage and make necessary changes; and 
  • Respond to calls regarding problems in regulating temperature. 
  • 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. 

Selection Plan

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

  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
  • 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
  • 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


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.