Boiler Engineer – HVAC Technician (2nd Shift)

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date


Boiler Engineer – HVAC Technician


2nd Shift:  3:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

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

*Salaries include 23% Stipend

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:   September 19, 2019

CLOSED:  Until Filled



To recruit a qualified candidate to fill a Boiler Engineer position for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services, Property Management Division, in Augusta, Maine.


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.
  • Assists, develops, and interprets blueprint specifications for new installations and repairs.
  • 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.
  • May instruct and coach semi-skilled laborers in methods of heating plant operations.
  • Participates in the maintenance of all shop equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all heating plant equipment.
  • Oversees the operation of State vehicles assigned to the heating plant.
  • 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 with little or no direction.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to make recommendations concerning equipment operation.
  • Ability to perform emergency and arc welding repairs.



Current valid Stationary Engineer’s license as issued by the Maine Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels, or 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% of salary for BU positions.  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.