Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Operating Engineer 2 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Operating Engineer 2


$2,104.00 - $4,307.00 Monthly

$12.14 - $24.85 Hourly

$2,104.00 - $4,307.00 Monthly


Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, LA

Job Type



McNeese State University

Job Number



10/28/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

The Facilities and Plant Office invites qualified applicants to the 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 comes with 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 can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

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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.

For more information about this posting, please contact:

Benita Malbrough

Office of Human Resources



Smith Hall on campus



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.