Stationary engineers and auxiliary equipment operators perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Operate automated or computerized control systems, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, pumps, compressors, pollution control devices and other equipment to provide heat, ventilation, refrigeration, light and power for buildings, industrial plants and other work sites
B. Monitor and inspect plant equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, meters and other instruments to measure temperature, pressure and fuel flow, to detect leaks or other equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency
C. Analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunctions
D. Troubleshoot and perform corrective action and minor repairs to prevent equipment or system failure
E. Clean and lubricate generators, turbines, pumps and compressors and perform other routine equipment maintenance duties using appropriate lubricants and hand, power and precision tools
F. Maintain a daily log of operation, maintenance and safety activities, and write reports about plant operation
G. May assist in the development of operation, maintenance and safety procedures.
1. Paper manufacturing - 14.0%
2. Mining - unspecified - 9.0%
3. Health care and social assistance - 8.0%
4. Food manufacturing - 7.0%
5. Public administration - 5.0%
6. Wood product manufacturing - 5.0%
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. Completion of a regulated apprenticeship program in stationary or power engineering or On-the-job training and additional courses or a college training program in stationary or power engineering or building systems operations are required.
3. Provincial or territorial certification or licensing according to class (4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st class and an additional 5th class in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories) is required.
4. Certification according to class (4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st class for heating and steam engines and class B or A for refrigeration) is required in Quebec.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate.
2. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
4. Industrial Arts (Electricity)
The average hourly wages for Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators is $22.31/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.