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State of Massachusetts 3rd Class Power Plant Engineer - CoGen in Wrentham, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Wrentham Developmental Center (WDC), is seeking a motivated, experienced and licensed candidate for the position ofThird Class Power Plant Engineer Co-Gen.

The Power Plant Engineer is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing high pressure boilers and auxiliary machinery. The Engineer ensures that each assigned power plant is operated safely and efficiently.

_Job Responsibilities:_* (The duties and responsibilities stated are general summary and not all inclusive):*

  • Operate a second class co-generation power plant under the supervision of the Chief Engineer.

  • Operate, maintain, repair and clean Power Plant equipment such as three Cleaver Brooks boilers, Jenbacher gas generator, HRSG, Selective Catalytic Reduction system, deaerator, feedwater and condensate pumps, receiver, and surge tanks, etc.

  • Observe the operation of the plant and make necessary adjustments.

  • Respond to emergencies and equipment breakdown.

  • Read meters and gauges at specified intervals to insure proper temperature, pressure, water levels, etc.

  • Keep Power plant logs by recording readings, steam and power generated, fuel usage, maintenance performed and similar data to keep accurate records.

  • Responsible for testing boiler water, and returns. Adds chemicals when necessary for proper mix to insure correct balance.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Possession of a Third Class or higher Stationary Engineers License based on the standards established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General laws.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical generating equipment.Understanding of pipe fitting techniques.

  • Skilled using power tools and equipment required in maintaining and repairing power plant equipment.

  • Ability to understand and follow written or oral work instructions.

_Agency Requirements:_

Candidate must possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or equivalent license from the state in which you reside.

_Special Requirements:_

  • Requirement of this position will be to work various shifts at times to fill the need of the department.

  • “This position is in a program that operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need.”

  • Designated as an “EMERGENCY” Position in the Department of Developmental Service’s Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, you will be required to report to work.

_Schedule Information:_

Full Time – 40 hour weekly position

1st and 2nd Shift

Schedule – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Days Off – Sunday and Monday

Requirement of this position will be to work various shifts at times to fill the need of the department.

Please Note: The work location for this position is in Wrentham, MA.

_About the Agency:_

  • The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

_Pre-Offer Process:_

  • A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired.

  • In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

  • Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records

For questions, please contact Human Resources’ Field Office staff at 508-866-8803.

For any issues with the electronic system/MassCareers please contact the Employment Service Center at 617-979-8500.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Possession of a Third Class or higher Stationary Engineers license based on standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety and pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: 3rd Class Power Plant Engineer - CoGen

Location: Massachusetts-Wrentham-Emerald Street

Requisition ID: 2000068Y