Stationary Engineer – The College of Wooster – Wooster Job # 251378658

  • Job Title

    Stationary Engineer – The College of Wooster – Wooster Job # 251378658
  • Job Description

    Department: Facilities          Location:  Powerhouse         Shift:  1st, 2nd, and 3rd as needed



    The Stationary Engineer operates and maintains stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as boiler feed pumps, circulating pumps, water treatment equipment, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, and natural gas fired steam boilers to generate steam and electricity for campus buildings. The Stationary Engineer is in direct charge of all stationary engines and mechanical equipment and responsible for the continuous uninterrupted (24 hour / 7 day) safe and efficient operation of all systems and equipment. Participates in the maintenance, repair, rebuild, and new installation of equipment. Makes competent decisions regarding normal operations of the Powerhouse as well as emergency situations that may occur.




    • Provides reliable steam and electrical supply to the campus by monitoring operating conditions, recording data, adjusting controls, inspecting and maintaining equipment.
    • Maintains continuous operation of Powerhouse under various load and seasonal conditions, to assure the safe and efficient operations of all equipment.
    • Performs water titration tests and adds appropriate chemical additives into treatment tanks to treat boiler waterside surfaces and distribution condensate return line.
    • Assists other Facilities Operations staff by performing miscellaneous plumbing, steam fitting, and mechanical work across campus.


  • Company

    The College of Wooster
  • Location

  • Job Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



    • High school diploma and three years verifiable experience operating and or maintaining boilers and boiler room equipment.
    • Minimum requirement of a current Third-Class Ohio Stationary Steam Engineer’s License.




    SKILLS: (Language, communication, reading and reasoning)

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with staff members and employees of outside contractors/service companies.


    KNOWLEDGE: (Math, Computer/Tech, May list soft skills)

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret charts and graphs.
    • Must give close attention to detail. 
    • Must have knowledge of the techniques, equipment, codes, and standards of the trade.


    ABILITIES: (Safety, Mission, Ethics and Code of Conduct)

    • Acknowledge and comply with all departmental SOP, safety, and college requirements.
    • Strong professional ethics and discretion with an attitude of respect for all employed at COW.
    • Commitment to COW’s mission, vision and values and demonstrated ability to create and sustain an organizational climate based on inclusion, social justice, and equity.        


    WORK ENVIRONMENT: (Describe the working environment)

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the staff member regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.  The employee frequently works in high, precarious places.  The individual occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally in close proximity to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is not part of the job posting but is needed for ADA compliance.)

    While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to use hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and work at heights above 30 feet; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and enter confined spaces; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk and is occasionally required to sit.  The individual must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.             



    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: