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Stationary Engineer
Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/14/2021
Admin-Facilities Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Under designated supervision, operate, maintain, and repair heating, air conditioning, power, steam, and water systems. Be familiar with drawings and circuit diagrams of the boiler plant and auxiliary equipment in order to quickly troubleshoot and diagnose defects in the systems. Operate Computerized Building Automation Systems. Install and repair small to large systems that provide a variety of air conditioning functions where specific and critical climatic conditions are necessary.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities


  • Operate, maintain and repair heating, air conditioning, power, and water services. Collect water samples and perform test to determine acidity, causticity, and alkalinity, and from results determine the type and amounts of chemicals to add to the boiler water, for scale and corrosion control.
  • Operate, maintain, repair, dismantle, and reassemble air handling fans, chilled water pumps, impellers and condensing water pumps. Overhaul valves by adjusting or replacing gaskets, springs, floats, diaphragms, valve fittings, seals, and couplings. Align motor drive wheels.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all heating and air conditioning related equipment and systems.

Check pumps and gauges to assure proper operating conditions. Record temperatures and pressure for power consumption of all equipment; make adjustments to maintain temperatures and pressures. Make proper adjustments to fuel feeds and air drafts for maximum combustion efficiency.

Operate Building Automation System (BAS), to provide proper environmental conditions in buildings, and for proper operation of Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Air Handlers and associated HVAC equipment connected thereto. Make programming changes to BAS as directed by Chief Engineer.

Perform carpentry, electrical, painting, and/or plumbing functions requiring a level of skill and responsibility characteristic of work of at least an apprentice level.

May provide coordination of work of other employees.

May operate a motor vehicle to transport employees and material when required; operate snow plow and other related snow removal equipment both hand and powered.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

The primary and most important overall responsibility of all employees is to provide service in a pleasant, courteous, helpful, and effective manner to our students and other members of the College community. Engineers are particularly charged with the prevention of damage to facilities and equipment through proper operation of equipment.

Minimum Qualifications


High school diploma or equivalent.

Valid NJ driver's license.
Valid NJ Black Seal License or the ability to qualify for Black Seal License within 60 days of employment.
Computer literate or become computer literate within 60 days of employment.
Must be at least 18 years of age.

Additional Information

Conditions may arise where stationary engineers may alternate shifts, locations, and be required to work weekends.

At any time, the engineer may be in charge of the heating and cooling plant and be responsible for following instructions and direction from the chief engineer or from relayed written orders from previous shift.

Must have a working knowledge of the entire HVAC and chilled water/hot water distribution systems to troubleshoot and determine action necessary to maintain adequate heating and cooling production.

In the event of breakdown or malfunction of equipment, will be required to take responsible actions, make decisions, and relay all problems encountered to the Chief Engineer and the following shift’s stationary engineer.

Must have basic knowledge and experience with the operation of Computerized Building Automation Systems.

Generally works inside and outside in hot and cold temperatures. Will be required to work in confined spaces. May be exposed to danger of boiler burst, carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and gas and oil fumes. Scalds, cuts, bruises, and broken bones may result from accidents.

Handle and carry tools, equipment, and testing devices that may often weigh over 50 pounds. May make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the items worked on are in hard to reach or confined places. May be required to stoop, stretch, bend, kneel, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

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