Lead Stationary Engineer (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #240208-7550TC-001


Do you have experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of steam heating and generating equipment? Are you looking to join an Agency that makes an impact on individuals lives? If so, we invite you to read more about this opportunity to become Lead Stationary Engineer!

At the State of ConnecticutDepartment of Developmental Services (DDSwe are recruiting for qualified applicants to join our team and fill one full-time vacancy as a Lead Stationary Engineer at the Southbury Training School (STS). 

What We Have To Offer!
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Outstanding work-life balance
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information
Your Role As A Lead Stationary Engineer
In this role, we would entrust you to act 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 at the Southbury Training School complex. Along with other duties as needed, we would have you:
  • Plan plant workflow and determines priorities;
  • Schedule, assign, oversee, and review work involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of the STS Powerhouse
  • Establish and maintain plant procedures
  • Provide staff training and assistance
Position Highlights
  • This is a first (1st) shift, full-time, 37.5 hours/week position
  • Schedule: Monday thru Friday: 6:15AM – 2:15PM
  • Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
  • However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency
  • Must obtain Water Treat Operator Class 2 and Distribution Operator Class 2 within 6-months working test period.
We encourage you to continue your career with us and see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DDS team!

Selection Plan

Additional Recruitment Information
Must obtain Water Treat Operator Class 2 and Distribution Operator Class 2 within 6-months working test period  

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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.

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.

Contact Information:

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, DDS EEO 1 at (860) 418-6148 or

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

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives 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;
  • Performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks;
  • Adds water treatment chemicals to boilers;
  • 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 their absence;
  • 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;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to utilize computer software;
  • 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 experience is interpreted at the level of a Stationary Engineer.


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


  • 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.
  • A physical examination may be required.


  • Incumbents in this class may be exposed to significant levels of noise, dust, heat and risk of injury from equipment.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.