Stationary Engineer


Recruitment #221115-8070TC-001


Are you a self-starter? Are you looking to put your amazing mechanical skills and experiences to work? If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - Southbury Training School - has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Stationary EngineerAt the Southbury Training School, this position is responsible for the full range of duties of the job classification in order to operate the powerhouse. This is a full-time 37.5 hour per week position.

Position pc# 016293 schedule:
  • Rotating schedule across all three (3) shifts for a total of 75 hours/pay period, with OT available.
  • However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.
Southbury Training School is a large campus of over 400 acres with approximately 40 buildings that are provided heat and hot water from the powerhouse. The Stationary Engineer is an important position in assuring the safe and continuous operation of the powerhouse steam equipment and maintenance of the quality of facility water supply.

You will discover the opportunity to:  
  • Engage in rewarding work;
  • Showcase your mechanical talents;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  
We participate in a generous and competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

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This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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  • 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.
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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.


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 Powerhouse, 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.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • More information can be found here


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.


Three (3) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of steam boilers or of significant auxiliary boiler room or power plant equipment.


  • Experience operating, maintaining and repairing boilers, generators and related mechanical equipment.
  • Experience monitoring drinking water system.
  • Experience utilizing computer software.


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.



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