Posted 3 weeks ago

Stationary Engineer – 2nd Shift

Company: Midwestern University
Category: Engineering, Maintenance

 Downers Grove

Type: Full Time

Midwestern University seeks a Stationary Engineer who will be responsible for operating and maintaining stationary engines and mechanical equipment such as steam engines, air compressors, motors, turbines, steam boilers and chillers to provide utilities such as heat and cooling for buildings and industrial processes. The Stationary Engineer reports to the Lead Stationary Engineer. The hours for this position are Tuesday-Sunday 3pm to 11:30pm. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators, to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, condensate systems and related equipment.
  • Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Maintains records such as temperature of equipment, hour of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, and analysis of flue gases.
  • Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment.
  • Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, and gauges, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components.
  • Oils and lubricates equipment.
  • Performs water titration tests and pours chemical additives, such as water softener, into treatment tank to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines.
  • Overhauls, disassembles and reassembles pumps such as feed, transfer, condensate, vacuum, chemical, and re-circulating pumps.
  • Performs yearly overhaul of fire tube boilers such as punching tubes, refractory repairs, and check and test safety equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electric and pneumatic boiler controls.
  • Applies safety standards at all times and maintains good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions.
  • Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators’ logbook.
  • Operate and troubleshoot BAS systems and controls.