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CHIEF ENGINEER (STATIONARY ENGINEER - CHIEF)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Nov 16, 2022
Location: 

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  20094

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  11/17/2022
Closing Date/Time: 12/05/2022
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $10,349.52 - $10,918.50 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kane  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   PR000  

 

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

 

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

 

While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. A prevailing rate employee desiring to transfer to the same position classification within the same Agency to a different geographical location shall file a request to transfer. The transfer form must be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number 10-81-20094

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Stationary Engineer Chief for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois. Will serve as the Chief Engineer and lead worker for staff in the Elgin Mental Health Center. Performs responsible administrative work in planning, organizing, evaluating, managing, and directing all phases of physical operation and maintenance for the Elgin Mental Health Center. Prepares request for expenditures forms for equipment and repair/installation needs for the DHS, Elgin Mental Health Center. Serves as designated lead worker. Makes rounds of the boiler and mechanical rooms to read gauges as well as making rounds of entire facilities to observe the operation of all equipment, systems, generators, and other machinery. Travels in performance of job duties.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Chief Engineer for staff in the Department of Human Services (DHS), Elgin Mental Health Center.
  2. Performs responsible administrative work in planning, organizing, evaluating, managing, and directing all phases of physical operation and maintenance for the Elgin Mental Health Center.  
  3. Prepares request for expenditures forms for equipment and repair/installation needs for the DHS, Elgin Mental Health Center.
  4.  Makes rounds of the boiler and mechanical rooms to read gauges as well as making rounds of entire facilities to observe the operation of all equipment, systems, generators, and other machinery.
  5. Serves as designated lead worker.
  6. Serves as compliance coordinator for engineering issues as they pertain to Health and Safety Committee, Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, Department of Public Aid, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State Fire Marshall, environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and all other applicable.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires seven years of experience in the operation of a commercial or institutional power plant or as a skilled craftsperson in the mechanical or building trades.
  3. Requires possession of a valid certificate as a Universal Technician under U.S.E.P.A Section 608 Rules.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Five (5) years of professional experience in the methods used in the operation of high-pressure coal, gas or oil-fired boilers and their appurtenances.
  2. Five (5) years of professional experience with regards to water and sewage treatment.
  3. Five (5) years of professional experience working with public health regulations and building codes.
  4. Five (5) years of professional experience diagnosing problems in mechanical, electrical, heating and air condition systems and the ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations and to make appropriate emergency responses.
  5. Five (5) years of professional experience directing the work of employees engaged in the maintenance of mechanical and building systems.
  6. Five (5) years of professional experience preparing and maintaining records.
  7. Five (5) years of experience following and expressing complex ideas clearly in both orally and written forms.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires stationary engineer license certificate for the City of Elgin or the City of Chicago.
  2. Requires the ability perform the physical functions and tasks associated with engineering including but not limited to ladder climbing, squatting, kneeling, bending, and walking.
  3. Requires ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds independently and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  4. Requires the ability to work shifts, including weekend and holidays.
  5. Requires the ability to serve on-call basis and to utilize agency supplied materials/equipment (e.g. pager, cellphone, etc.) for emergencies.
  6. Requires an appropriate valid driver’s license.
  7. Requires the ability to travel.
  8. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  9. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  10. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 7:00am - 3:30pm  

Engineering
Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Center

Trades
Agency Contact:
 

DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Facility/Fleet Management; Social Services  

 

About the Agency

Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

 

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

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Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

Prevailing rate employees desiring to transfer to the same position classification within the same Agency to a different geographical location shall file a request to transfer. Prevailing Rate Transfer Request Form:

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/work/Documents/pdfs/emp_transferPrevailingRate.pdf

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com