Supervising Stationary Engineer (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #221115-1850TC-001


Are you looking for an exciting leadership opportunity? If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity to join our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Southbury Training School (STS) is recruiting for one (1) current full-time job opportunity to join our team as a Supervising Stationary EngineerThis is a full-time 37.5 hour per week position, with a work schedule of 6:10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

At the STS, this position oversees the Power Plant on campus, which provides heat and hot water to all the buildings on grounds, through a high-pressure steam system. This position’s work is very specialized and functions in a potentially dangerous environment. In addition to overseeing operating and maintaining the machinery in the Powerhouse, the position provides supervision to the other staff that work there.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work/life balance!
About the State of Connecticut: 
Living in Connecticut allows you to live with mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. The state has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our school systems offer an outstanding education, and our communities are among the safest in the country. Connecticut experiences all four seasons, and gives you the option to choose living in sophisticated country-life or living in the center of a lively city. 

We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and #makeanimpaCT serving your state!

Selection Plan

Application Process:

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

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. 

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2 at 860-418-6143 or  

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at



In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising the operation, maintenance and repair of high pressure steam heating and power plants and auxiliary utilities in large state institutions.


In addition to the general duties and responsibilities identified for a Stationary Engineer the desired candidate at Southbury Training School will also:
  • Be responsible for the equipment throughout the Power House, including taking hourly reading on all operating equipment
  • Be able to start and operate the STS emergency generator, including shifting the utility power from Eversource to STS utility, and back to Eversource
  • Operate the drinking water transfer pump in order to maintain the drinking water reservoir at the proper levels. This includes watching the level of the reservoir closely to be able to notice if a leak has occurred in the drinking water distribution system
  • Be able to shift machinery in the event that a casualty has happened to the online operating equipment
  • Be able to notice any discrepancies in the hourly readings that they take throughout the plant
  • Be able to perform Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) on all operating equipment
  • Additional information on the general duties can be found here


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


Seven (7) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam heating and generating equipment.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Lead Stationary Engineer.


Preference will be given to those with the following:
  • License as DWDO C-2 Distribution System Operator
  • License as DWPO C-2 Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Experience operating commercial steam and electric powerplant equipment
  • Experience operating and monitoring drinking water distribution systems
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience utilizing various computer software systems


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, and heat and 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.



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