- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate's Degree
- Equipment Repair
- Mechanical Knowledge
- Driver's License
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 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 Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage within the five boroughs of the City. This includes 14 wastewater treatment plants, sludge dewatering facilities, collections facilities (pumping stations, combined sewer overflow retention facilities, regulators, tide gates, etc.), wastewater laboratories and harbor vessels.
Wastewater utilities are moving from handlers of wastewater to managers of sustainable resources and watershed-scale environmental leaders seeking the least-cost/highest return environmental and social solutions. We are embracing best practices and collaboration to ensure a sustainable future that minimizes waste, maximizes resources, protects our ratepayers, improves the community and embraces innovation. We have therefore been transforming from an agency that conveys and treats wastewater to a manager of valuable resources that is recognized as an essential partner in local economic development and an important member of the watershed community seeking to deliver maximum environmental benefits at the least cost to society.
Under general supervision, the selected Stationary Engineer Electric (SEE) candidate will operate, inspect, repair and adjust high and low voltage electrically powered equipment, including diesel engines, generators, motors, transformers, pumps, heat exchangers, converters, rectifiers, controllers, switchboards, motor control centers, circuit breakers, heating systems, HVAC, air compressors, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and related electromechanical equipment. The SEE will operate and maintain emergency equipment, including portable generators. The SEE must be able to demonstrate the ability to read and interpret inflow and infiltration drawings, and blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, and ladder logic prints as they pertain to existing and new equipment installation. The SEE must read, develop and understand Energy Control Procedures, use lock out tag out procedures and prepare standard operating/safety procedures.
The SEE may be in responsible charge of a wastewater treatment plant or collections facility. As a supervisor, the SEE will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of Oilers, SSTWs and other employees, conduct and review performance evaluations, maintains, creates and/or reviews staffing schedules, and creates, schedules and prioritizes Preventative Maintenance and Critical Maintenance. The SEE will coordinate and schedule vendor and contractor repairs. The SEE may interact with the public and must do so in a professional manner, and may maintain working relationships with Con Edison and other NYC agencies.
There are physical activities performed by Stationary Engineers (Electric) and environmental conditions experienced, including: working on or near high voltage (600 v or more); lifting and carrying objects weighing approximately fifty pounds; using power driven and regular hand tools; working with one's hands at arms-length overhead while standing on a ladder; working in restricted spaces on surfaces such as metal gratings; may also be required to work in temperatures ranging from 0 to 105 degrees F in varying atmosphere conditions, such as high and low humidity; working in the presence of toxic and/or corrosive chemicals; and moving parts of machinery and equipment.
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT: Candidates appointed to the Wastewater Treatment Plants operated by the Department of Environmental Protection must obtain certification as a Grade 3A Operator of Public Sewage Treatment Plants by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation within eighteen (18) months of appointment. This certification must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: candidates must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates selected to fill an SEE position from this posting will be appointed on a provisional basis. As a provisional employee, you will be required to take and pass the next SEE civil service examination and be given a list number by the NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services in order to be considered for probable permanent employment in this title. Anyone who does not take and pass this examination, or who is not reached on the established list, will be terminated as a provisional SEE.
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.
The selected candidates may be required to work rotating shifts, around the clock, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and double shifts.
Appointments are subject to OMB approval.
For additional information about DEP, visit www.nyc.gov/dep.
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 of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered under the 55-a Program. This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates serving in the permanent incumbent (civil service) title as indicated in the job posting notice under Civil Service Title.
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40 hours per week / day
Various – Citywide
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.