Boiler Engineer – HVAC Technician (Anticipated Vacancy)

Augusta, Maine, United States | Maintenance and Operations | Full-time

Apply by: Jan. 27, 2020


Boiler Engineer – HVAC Technician

 (Anticipated Vacancy)

3rd Shift:  11:30 PM – 7:30 AM, Saturday through Wednesday

CLASS CODE:   8262             PAY RANGE:   16 - $23.67/hour*

*Salaries include 23% Stipend

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:   January 9, 2020

CLOSES:  January 27, 2020



 Are you an experienced Oil Burner Technician tired of getting called for service at all hours?

Are you a recent trade or technical school graduate looking to begin a career?

Do you have prior military or Coast Guard experience in heating systems or boiler operations?

The State of Maine Division of Property Maintenance is seeking a Boiler Engineer to join its skilled maintenance team.  This position offers a consistent schedule, the ability to work independently and a great benefit package.

The Property Management Division is willing to train the right candidate.  We can assist you in obtaining a Boiler Operator Training Permit and will pair you with an experienced, licensed Boiler Operator for your probationary.  At the end of your 6-month probationary period, you will be eligible to apply for a Boiler Operator license.


The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of stationary steam and hot water boilers and their auxiliary equipment, plumbing, pneumatic, low voltage electric controls, air handling equipment and emergency generators.



  • Cleans, inspects and performs necessary repairs to all types of oil burners in order to maximize their efficiency and safe operation.
  • Participates in the maintenance and skilled plumbing of steam lines, water and drainage lines, and other related plumbing on buildings within the complex.
  • Performs emergency acetylene and arc welding repairs to broken or worn equipment such as pumps, piping, radiators, etc.
  • Participates in the repair, installation, and calibration of pneumatic/ low voltage control systems and air compressors that control air handling units, steam valves, and temperature control systems.
  • Participates in the testing and treating of boiler water.
  • Coordinates, instructs, and assists assigned personnel in routine cleaning and repairs on boiler and air auxiliary equipment.
  • Performs inspections and charts the operations of various boilers within the Complex.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all heating plant equipment.
  • Promotes safety, responds to accidents and fills out accident forms.



  • Knowledge of wiring and schematics.
  • Knowledge of the operation of stationary steam and hot water boilers.
  • Knowledge of auxiliary equipment, plumbing, pneumatic controls, air handling equipment, and emergency equipment.
  • Ability to coach the work of subordinate employees.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot circuits.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to make recommendations concerning equipment operation.
  • Ability to perform emergency and arc welding repairs.


The ability to obtain a valid Stationary Engineer’s license within the first six (6) months of employment.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a current Stationary Engineer’s license as issued by the Maine Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels.  


  • All positions require a Stationary Engineer's license as issued by the Maine Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels or the ability to receive license within six (6) months after hire.
  • All positions require a valid State of Maine Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Some positions may require a license as a Propane and Natural Gas Technician with appropriate endorsements.
  • Some positions may require a Master Oil Burner Mechanic’s License for 15 gallons and above.



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.47%

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly. 

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly
  • Level 2:    95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3:    90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4:      85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly


*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.