Louisiana Department of State Civil Service OPERATING ENGINEER 2-WAE in Jackson, Louisiana



$2,104.00 - $4,307.00 Monthly

$12.14 - $24.85 Hourly

$2,104.00 - $4,307.00 Monthly


Jackson, LA

Jackson, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number



12/8/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Job Number: ELMHS12.1.16OE2

The vacancy is located at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Jackson, LA. ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

This position will be filled as a WAE, temporary appointment.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered or 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.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)925-1914 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Operating Engineer 2-WAE and job number ELMHS12.1.16OE on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application.

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 Status Message

What it Means

Application received

Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score

We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience

Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration

You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Referred to hiring manager for review

Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled

Someone has been selected for the position.

Position cancelled

The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Jennifer Palmer

ELMHS- Human Resources Department

4502 Hwy 951

Jackson, LA. 70748


You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all of the job titles that you are interested in.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.

Your application status can be checked online. If your status reads that you have been placed on the eligible list that means that your application has been forwarded to the hiring supervisor.

Keep in mind that the hiring supervisor has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hire.



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.