The Stationary Engineer is responsible for the safe operation of multiple high pressure steam boilers, chillers, and related equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.


Turns on pre-heat blowers to prepare high pressure boilers and opens valves to provide power and regulate for operations. Inspects pipes, plumbing, and steam lines.

Checks temperature, pressure gauges and water levels to insure proper operating conditions for boilers, cooling towers, fan coils, heaters, pumps and feed water tanks.

Makes regular inspections of boilers, chillers, and other building systems, and records water levels, boiler readings, and temperature gauge readings.

Tests all cooling tower waters for the right chemical levels to keep out bacteria and algae. Checks and treats all chilled water and hot water closed loop systems.

Adjusts controls, as required, if readings indicate problems. Monitors and log readings of high pressure boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps and related equipment.

Operates and maintains equipment, such as air compressors, condensation pumps, blowers, steam air dryers, chillers, and related equipment.

Troubleshoots problems with high pressure boilers and related equipment. Performs minor maintenance to equipment and facilities. Checks all pumps, lines and fittings for safe and efficient operations.

Prepares boilers for maintenance inspections for boiler inspectors and secures buildings and equipment and performs security checks.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of state electrical and fire protection code procedures. Knowledge of multiple boiler operation. Knowledge of maintenance activities and various types of mechanical equipment. Knowledge of safety precautions in a boiler operation. Ability to maintain a regular maintenance schedule. Ability to recognize malfunctions in boiler and other mechanical equipment. Ability to make minor mechanical repairs.


Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus three years of experience in high pressure boiler operation and maintenance.


Must be certified as a High Pressure Boiler Operator by the Department of Labor

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