Stationary Engineer (Electric)

New York City DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION - New York, NY3.8

Full-time$500 a day
EducationSkills
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The New York City Bureau of Water Supply seeks to hire a Stationary Engineer (Electric) (SEE) for a position within the Water Operations Division, in the Source Water Operations Directorate, located in Wappingers Falls, New York. Under general supervision, of the Senior Stationary Engineer (Electric), the SEE will serve as member of the Highlands Test Operations Services (TOS) section and will be dedicated to operating, inspecting, and maintaining high and low voltage electrically powered plant equipment as well as diesel engines within the Highlands Region. They will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of electro-mechanical equipment. The SEE will be tasked with the maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of High and Medium voltage switchgear transformers and equipment located in substations and pump stations within the Highlands Region. They will perform inspections, maintenance, repairs and adjustments to equipment such as generators, pumps, transformers, electric motors, valves, sluice gates, fittings, etc. The SEE will be responsible for the inspection, operation, and maintenance of all HVAC equipment such as boilers and other heating/cooling apparatus. They will also be operating pump stations with 1000 HP or larger motor and pump combinations upon notification of need for such operations. The SEE will also be responsible to complete daily work orders and track the work order progress using Avantis, a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Specific duties include:

  • Receiving and reviewing work orders and with other assigned personnel, inspects, operates and performs preventive maintenance and repairs equipment such as generators, pumps, transformers, electric motors, valves, sluice gates, HVAC equipment, etc., in or on water operation facilities in the Highlands Region.
  • Providing input to the Highlands Senior Stationary Engineer (Electric) relative to work orders and procedures.
  • Preparing work orders and procures tools and materials. Assisting in maintaining and updating inventory counts.
  • Preparing, developing, implementing and maintaining the CMMS for all work performed by the selected candidate and subordinates.
  • Oiling, cleaning and making minor repairs to this equipment.
  • May be placed in responsible charge of watch.
(This is a brief description of what you do in this position and does not include all the duties of this position)

Some of the physical activities performed by Stationary Engineers (Electric) and environmental conditions experienced are: while working near high voltages (600 volts or more), lift and carry objects weighing approximately fifty pounds; use power driven and regular hand tools; work with hands at arm’s length overhead while standing on ladders; may stand for an extended period of time; work in confined areas and in restricted spaces on surfaces such as metal gratings. The SEE may be required to work in temperatures ranging from 0 degree Fahrenheit to 105 degree Fahrenheit in varying atmospheric conditions such as high and low humidity; work in the presence of toxic and/or corrosive chemicals and moving parts of machinery and equipment. The SEE will operate forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or other light equipment in a safe manner to move and stack materials.

Special Working Conditions: Stationary Engineers (Electric) may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience within the last 10 years in responsible charge of the operation of plants or facilities utilizing high tension electrical equipment (600 volts or more), including troubleshooting and repairing such equipment, in one or more of the following: electrical generating stations, electrical switching stations, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water pumping stations or high volume ventilation systems; or

2. A baccalaureate degree in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering from a college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and two years of fulltime satisfactory experience as described in “1" above; or

3. An associate degree in Science or Applied Science from a college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), with a major in Water Quality
Monitoring, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Environmental Health, Environmental Control, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1" above and; or

4. Two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1" above plus three years of full-time satisfactory experience as an electrician; or

5. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience within the last 10 years as an electrician, including three years of full-time satisfactory experience troubleshooting and repairing high tension electrical equipment (600 volts or more) such as that described in “1" above; or

6. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1", “2", “3", “4", or “5" above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that one year of experience will be credited for each 60 semester credits from a college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree in one of the disciplines described in “2" or “3" above. However, all candidates must have at least two years of satisfactory
experience as described in “1"" above, except for candidates who qualify under “5” above.
Preferred Skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to navigate CityTime; a timekeeping application.
  • Ability to learn how to use Avantis CMMS; a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Ability to learn how to use computer tablet to receive and create work orders, input data and closeout completed work.
  • Ability to work well with other employees on a one-on-one basis.
  • Familiarity of the National Fire Protection Association standards with a commanding knowledge of the National Electric Code, good supervision and communication skills.
  • A sound understanding of equipment operation and usage.
  • A sound understanding of HVAC equipment.
  • Organizational and record keeping skills.
Additional Information
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success or our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

Wappinger Falls is a Village in Dutchess County New York, approximately 70 miles north of New York City.
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Hours/Shift
40 Hours per week / Shift work may be required including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Work Location
199 River Road North
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is not required for this position.