Title:  Central Heat Plant Operator

Application Deadline Date:  10/10/2023
Req ID:  47647
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.37


Buildings and General Services (BGS) at the State of Vermont has and dynamic opportunity with room for growth as a Central Heat Plant Operator in the historical Montpelier complex. The Operator will be part of a team helping to maintain the bio mass boilers and its components within the Heat Plant Facility. This position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of multiple background checks.


During the non heating season, the shift is Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm. During the heating season, roughly October 1 through mid-May, it is a swing shift and the hours are: Sunday through Tuesday, midnight to 8:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8am to 4pm, with Wednesday and Thursday off.  


At BGS, you're contributing to a team that provides safe and healthy working environments for those that live and work in Vermont. Please watch this brief video to learn more about working for BGS.

Who May Apply

This position, Central Heat Plant Operator (Job Requisition #47647), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jonathan Rutledge at jonathan.rutledge@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are typically performed in a heating plant facility and may involve varying work shifts. Need for overtime may occur. Operation and servicing of mechanical equipment and high-pressure systems poses some potential of on-the-job injury.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) years or more of experience or training in a mechanical, building maintenance or equipment repair field.


Successful completion of the BGS Boiler Room Training Program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience related to heating equipment.

Special Requirements

A valid motor vehicle driver's license may be required.


Note: During non-heating seasons, incumbents of this class will assist in routine building/equipment, or grounds maintenance functions as assigned.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier