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3rd Class Engineer

Posted: 11-28-17 Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell Location: Lowell, MA

UMass Lowell

3rd Class Engineer
Lowell, MA

Incumbents of positions in this series operate boilers and related equipment; read meters and gauges at specified intervals; open and close valves and adjust controls; check/monitor operating systems to detect faulty operating equipment.

Operate boilers and related equipment; clean, maintain and/or lubricate power plant and related auxiliary equipment.

Record data and maintain logs on such matters as temperatures, fuel consumption, steam usage including State mandated operators log books. Perform minor repairs and/or adjust power plant and related auxiliary equipment using hand tools in order to ensure proper and safe operation.

Perform related duties such as maintaining cleanliness and appearance of work areas.

Perform related work as required or as instructed by the Chief Engineer.

Mandatory overtime, work in a dusty, hot environment. Work with high pressure steam generating and water pumping equipment where metal temperatures can exceed 500*F.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.



  • Possession of a current and valid 3rd Class Engineer license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, pursuant to Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups


Required Applicant Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of three references


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

*3rd Class Engineer: Grade 17 - Step 1; $22.30/hr. ($1,783.92 bi-weekly) - Step 14; $31.44/hr. ($2,514.83 bi-weekly)


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Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary Commensurate with Qualifications 


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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