Stationary Engineer

Stationary Engineer I operates, repairs, and maintains stationary equipment including boilers, generators, refrigeration, and turbines in buildings, plants or industrial facilities. Ensures that equipment is operating safely and within established limits. Being a Stationary Engineer I conducts monitoring and failure analysis of meters, gauges and controls to determine the need for repair or replacement of parts. Performs preventative maintenance and documents completed procedures. Additionally, Stationary Engineer I requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires completion of apprenticeship. Typically requires applicable Stationary Engineer’s license for the state and EPA Universal certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Stationary Engineer I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience.

Stationary Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Stationary Engineer to join our team.


  • Works rotating shifts, weekends and emergency calls;
  • Implements standard trade practices and procedures including appropriate safety precautions;
  • Maintains records of operating conditions and actions taken;
  • Hearing sufficient to clearly hear voices, alarms, bells and horns;
  • Constant standing, walking, stooping. Constant reaching, handling products;
  • Maintain a current status board of all usual or unusual conditions;
  • Valid Driver’s License and be able to drive OHSU vehicles on and off campus;
  • Assist Lead Engineer with the annually tear down, clean, and reassemble each boiler with new refractory and gasketing as required;
  • Exposure to the weather conditions;
  • Climbing ladders and staircases multiple times per day as needed;
  • Analytical ability to resolve complex mechanical problems;
  • In and out of doors several times a day;
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 lbs to approximately shoulder height;
  • Exposure to heat and cold, dust, pollen, fumes;
  • Maintain a high degree of cleanliness for a pleasant working environment.


  • Desired experience with utility plant systems and associated operations;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
  • Minimum 5 years of on the job or military equivalent experience with plant operations, industrial equipment and controls;
  • Background check;
  • HS Diploma or GED;
  • Drug Test;
  • Ability to regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds;
  • Understanding of preventive maintenance and work order system, preferably MP2;
  • Valid California Driver’s License;
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos;
  • Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement;
  • Journeyman level field service experience in industrial electrical and/or refrigeration;
  • Three (3) years of related experience and/or training.