Stationary Engineer

General Function

Assists in activities related to maintaining the safe and efficient operation of the steam plant

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Monitors operations; monitors and records functions status and conditions; makes any necessary adjustments; handles emergency situations.
  • Oversees staff; establishes schedules and assigns tasks; serves as informational resource.
  • Fills out and maintains records of all EPA required forms; fills out and maintains work logs.
  • Fires up, shuts down, and operates boilers and other auxiliary machinery.
  • May research cost and availability of items; may make purchasing decisions.
  • May assist with the removal and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Performs routine maintenance on boilers; makes any necessary repairs.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Steam Plant Supervisor

Direction Given: Occasional training and instruction of classified staff. May provide functional guidance to classified staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires nine months training in high pressure steam plant operations, a 3rd Class Stationary Engineer's License, and three years related experience. An equivalent combination may be substituted for education and experience requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of steam plant and boiler operations
  • Knowledge of computer
  • Basic mechanical skills

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of material weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Somewhat disagreeable working conditions. Some exposure to several unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable and could involve some health hazards and personal risk.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Stationary Engineer

Job Code


Classification Series

Stationary Engineer




Steam Plant


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013