State of Louisiana - Lake Charles, LA (30+ days ago)3.6

Supplemental Information
The Facilities and Plant Office invites qualified applicants to position of Operating Engineer 2.

This position is full time, 7:45 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. M-F with some required overtime as necessary. This position will work in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Shop in Maintenance. This position has a physical component and the successful applicant must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, stand for long periods, walk, climb ladders, reach above shoulders, lift medium to heavy weight, carry medium to heavy weight, and operate various technology and powered equipment.

This position will require a clean driving record and will be subject to drug testing at new hire and on a quarterly basis. An extensive background check will be performed to include criminal misdemeanor/felony convictions, previous work history, and education/credentials check.

The University offers excellent benefits to include comprehensive state retirement/government pension, supplemental benefit and insurance plans, 14 paid holidays per year, accrued sick and vacation, tuition assistance program, etc.

The preferred applicant should have a history of excellent attendance and punctuality, must be motivated and able to work with specific direction or independent and must be a team player. Excellent customer service is a high priority.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

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Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Benita Malbrough
McNeese State University
Box 91615, Lake Charles, LA 70609


Two years of experience in the operation, repair and/or maintenance of large commercial or industrial stationary engines or mechanical equipment such as air conditioning, heating, refrigerating, pumping, generating, chillers, or closely related systems.

Training in commercial air conditioning, refrigeration or diesel mechanics will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.

Incidental duties in operating or maintaining one's own heating, air conditioning or related equipment will not be considered as qualifying experience.

For those positions in which incumbents will be working with and handling refrigerants, possession of an appropriate EPA refrigerant recycling and recovery certification for technicians will be required (as required under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, 1990).

Additional information regarding technician certification requirements and programs may be obtained by calling the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Hotline at (800) 296-1996 (10am-4pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday except federal holidays) or by visiting the EPA's Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Web Site at www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/608.
Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To operate, regulate, monitor, service and maintain ventilation, refrigeration, heating and related machinery and equipment, including pumps and other utility systems.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a higher-level Operating Engineer or agency official.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Operating Engineer 1 by the presence of responsibility for Boilers or power plants of 150 horsepower or more.

Differs from the Operating Engineer Master by the absence of responsibility for serving as the sole operator on an assigned shift, for serving as lead-worker over Operating Engineers, providing direct-line supervision to one Operating Engineer position, or serving in a large institution with at least 100 buildings or more that has a computer operated centralized energy management system that includes: chillers that handle 11,000 tons or more of chilled water with a total of 4,500 horsepower or more and boilers having 50 tons or more steam capacity and a total of 5,000 horsepower or more.

Examples of Work
Performs preventive maintenance (oils motors, changes belts and filters, paints and cleans) on boilers and related equipment such as ventilating and refrigeration equipment, air conditioning machinery, generators, suction fans, pumps, and compressors.

Maintains a logbook that details the operation of boilers and/or pumping equipment and lists any maintenance work performed.

Starts and stops pumps.

Fires gas or oil fired boilers.

Adjusts fuel and airflow.

Regulates water level.

Reads gauges to check water level, steam pressure, and operation of valves and auxiliary pumps.

Performs minor repairs on boilers and related equipment.

Assists, if needed, skilled workers in performing major repairs.

Oversees wastewater treatment.

Ensures that pump station is properly maintained.