Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 01-Mar-2022 to 01-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • Winthrop, MA, USA
  • 55.78 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

No Benefits: Work Schedule: To Be Determined

DIVISION: Operations


UNION/GRADE Non-union/Contract



Under the direction of the Manager, Power Generation, responsible for supervision of Third Class Engineer watch personnel. Coordinates set up, operation, adjustment and maintenance of Thermal Power Plant equipment as necessary to maintain critical required supply to heat and electrical power. Trains and mentors Third Class Engineers who are preparing to become Second Class Engineers.


Works under the general supervision of the Manager, Power Generation.


Exercises close supervision of assigned Third Class Engineer staff. Provides supervision to outside contractors providing maintenance services.


  • Supervises assigned shift of Thermal/Power Plant personnel in the proper operation of all Thermal/Power Plant equipment in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 146: high pressure boilers, steam topping turbine, combustion turbine generators, fuel oil and waste gas supply systems, pumps, blowers, compressors, water treatment cooling and heating systems, electrical distribution, instrumentation systems, burner management systems, central control systems, hydroturbines.
  • Works closely with Third Class Engineer/Second Class Engineer-in-Training. Provides mentoring, coaching, and training to help prepare Third Class Engineer to be prepared to acquire Second Class Engineer License.
  • Operates the boilers, turbines, and other plant equipment from the plant control room using a DCS (Distributed Control System).
  • Implements the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Thermal/Power Plant and the electrical distribution system.
  • Is responsible for casualty control training of assigned personnel.
  • Coordinates plant operation with contract personnel
  • Inspects engineering plant machinery and operation to determine efficiency and need for maintenance requirements.
  • Supervises the lubrication of equipment and machinery.
  • Communicates with other Thermal/Power Plant supervisors on the Thermal/Power Plant Operations.
  • Oversees equipment for Lock Out/Tag Out in the Thermal/Power Plant.
  • Ensures operating logs and records are properly maintained.
  • Ensures that safety policies are being followed and work environment is safe.
  • Writes the performance reviews of subordinates as per the MWRA evaluation system.
  • Attends all Toolbox Talks to ensure safety.
  • Monitors the chemicals and fuel oil consumption and reorders as needed.
  • Submits maintenance requests using the MAXIMO system
  • Ensures the completion of scheduled Preventive Maintenance and minor Corrective Maintenance including all shift, daily, weekly and monthly checks as required.
  • Performs light maintenance independently or as part of a team. Light maintenance shall include but not limited to:
  • Inspects and troubleshoots various systems and equipment.
  • Installs and retrofits/new equipment related to plant systems.
  • Modifies and/or aligns existing equipment to specifications.
  • With proper training sets up ladders, staging and rigging and utilizes hoists, jacks, dollies, lifts, etc. for proper access to job and to remove and install equipment.
  • Operates portable pumping and/or ventilation equipment to prepare work area for access.
  • Opens hatches.
  • Installs safety rails.
  • Removes snow from immediate work area.
  • Routine testing, lockout/tagout, operations (startup/shutdown) and adjustment of process equipment.


  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Basic technical and communication skills as normally attained through a high school education or the equivalent. Trade School or vocational training preferred; and
  • Four (4) to six (6) years of experience in the principles of operation of the Thermal/Power plant equipment, high pressure boilers, topping turbines and related auxiliary equipment, of which two (2) year must be in a supervisory capacity; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of operation of generating equipment, plant heating, electrical distribution systems, combustion turbine generators, and hydroturbines.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, train and assign duties to subordinates.
  • Ability to understand responsibility and work with minimal supervision.
  • Extensive knowledge of safety practices and application in the Steam Engineering and Wastewater facilities.
  • Ability to operate a steam plant from a central control room using a DCS (Distributed Control System) or similar type of control system.
  • Ability to work as a team to support the goals of the Deer Island Facility.


  • Required to respond to emergencies and provide overtime shift coverage as required.
  • A valid Second Class Engineer's License.
  • Complete productivity improvement competency-based training program related to ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES as outlined above and successfully demonstrates required competencies.
  • Annual completion of the following training: Right to Know, Confined Space Entry Refresher, Hazard Communications, and other OSHA training as required.
  • Completion of Adult CPR/AED/First Aid Training every two years.
  • Completion of MWRA Supervisory Training Program


Motor vehicle including forklift, power and hand tools, mobile radio, telephone, and beeper.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb, or balance, taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in precarious places and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud at work locations.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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