• Dept. Of Enterprise Services
  • $107,060.00 -161,610.00/year*
  • Buckley, WA
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time
  • 27216 112th St E

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Stationary Engineer 3 (Rotating Shift)

At the Department of Enterprise Services (DES)you will join a team that encourages creativity and works smarter. We do not believe in the notion, \"this is how we have always done it\", instead we actively embody, \"how can we do it better?\"

As a DES team member, you are trained to listen to our customers and develop work processes around their satisfaction. We build and maintain a human centered culture, a work place where our customers are heard and matter and you are appreciated for the skills you bring to the team every day. We look for new team members who are dedicated to learning how we listen and understand our customer's expectations to create the solutions they need.

We are an agency passionately focused on \"The Big Three\":
1. Customer Satisfaction
2. Team Member Satisfaction
3. Financial Health

We measure our success and continually work to improve our performance based on these measures. We want to ensure both current and new team members see themselves in our Big Three, as well as our six key values, beginning with respect for people.

At the (DES)'s Buildings & Grounds Division, we are currently hiring a new Stationary Engineer 3 . A skilled journey-level operator that maintains and operates the Powerhouse to provide steam for heating, hot water generation; and chilled water for heating and cooling to the Capitol Campus facilities. As a senior-level specialist, applies advanced technical knowledge in the overall operation and maintenance of high pressure heating plant consisting of two or more boilers over 150 HP each.

In this position, you will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Powerhouse. You will ensure that all preventative maintenance and repairs to Powerhouse equipment and components are scheduled and completed in a timely manner. The position is also responsible for the monitoring the daily operations of the Capitol Lake Dam and to receive and dispatch after-hours emergency and non-emergency response for DES owned facilities within Thurston County.

We also offer:
  • Close proximity to downtown Olympia (where you have access to the water front, Farmer's Market, Capitol Lake and the Capitol Campus)
  • Agency-sponsored wellness activities (we have internal exercise classes that include Yoga and Boot Camp, etc.)
  • Bus service (including the DASH (free - shuttle)
  • Vanpool(commuting) opportunities
  • MANY more opportunities to promote within the agency.
  • Duties: More of what you'll enjoy doing:
  • Provide day-to-day maintenance and operations of the Powerhouse.
  • Operate the high-pressure steam heating plant, which provides steam heat, hot and chilled water to 14 buildings on the Capitol Campus.
  • Utilize the Metasys central control system to make adjustments to the campus steam and chilled water systems.
  • Maintain boiler water and feedwater test and treatment.
  • Ensure that steam and chill water is produced to support all buildings that are supported by the Powerhouse.
  • Make shift and work assignments to maintain Powerhouse coverage 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
  • Make mandatory walkthroughs for the boilers, chillers and other related auxiliary equipment.
  • Record all required readings in the maintenance logs and plant logbook at the time of the readings.
  • Work with the Powerhouse and Trade Supervisors to develop and implement communications plans for steam outages when required to perform repairs to the Powerhouse or the steam distribution system.
  • Identify individual training needs and requirements and works with management to obtain and maintain employee's licenses and certifications.
  • Prepare daily and monthly reports for management review and initiates supply and maintenance requirements.
  • Monitor the lake levels and ensure the Metasys control system is operating the Capitol Lake Dam properly, ensuring that the lake is at acceptable levels at both high and low levels.
  • Coordinate all required boiler inspections with the appropriate agencies to include, but not limited to high-pressure boiler hot and cold and regional air quality monitoring inspections.
  • Initiate incident reports when required and log these into the Mainsaver system and plant logbooks as appropriate.
  • Understand and follow DES safety policies and procedures.
  • Follow DES standards to maintain a safe work environment to include use and wear of appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Report injuries, accidents, or hazards to your supervisor immediately and complete accident reports within 24 hours of the occurrence.
  • Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

    **The Powerhouse functions are critical to the daily operations of the Capitol Campus. The Powerhouse must be staffed on a 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

    High school graduate or GED required;


    Four (4) years of experience in operations, maintenance and repairs of high pressure boilers and heating equipment;


    One (1) year of experience as a Stationary Engineer 2 in State service;


    Three (3) years as a Propulsion Engineer

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • Good working knowledge of Powerhouse standards and best practices, methods, tools and equipment necessary to operate and maintain high pressure steam boilers and associated auxiliary systems.
  • Knowledge of: boiler law; methods, fuels, materials, and tools used in operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment; boiler room safety; heating, lighting, ventilating, power, and other related mechanical equipment; standard types of automatic controls.
  • Ability to: test and analyze operation of steam boilers and auxiliary equipment; instruct and supervise others; keep records; make written reports; perform heavy manual labor; work under and withstand extremes of temperature.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, plans and sketches; estimate labor and materials required to accomplish the work.
  • Use of hand, power, precision measuring and specialized tools required to accomplish high-pressure boiler operations and repairs.
  • Supplemental Information: Please attach the following documents, failure to do so may result in not being considered for the position:
  • A letter of interest to describe why you are the best candidate and how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
  • Current resume , detailing experience, and education; and
  • A list of at least three (3) professional references with current telephone numbers.
  • By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

    NOTE: Prior to any new appointment into the Department of Enterprise Services, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

    Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded.

    For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

    We thank you and are grateful for your service

    The Department of Enterprise Services celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.

    Persons with a disability, who need assistance with their application or need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) ###-#### or toll free (877) ###-####. TTY users should first call 711 to access theWashington Relay Service.

    Should you have any questions regarding this position or the online application, contact Lolo Florentino Arevalo at (360) ###-#### or ...@des.wa.gov

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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