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Stationary Engineer 2nd Class

Stationary Engineer 2nd Class

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Trades (CUPE)
5505 - Plant Operations-Central Plant
Job Status 
Regular Full-Time
Hiring Range 
$35.51 per hour

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The Second Class Engineer may make decisions concerning the operation and adjustment of equipment to maintain an efficient operation, and the best response to emergency situations, communicates, reports, advises and receives instruction from the Chief Engineer or the Group Leader concerning costs, manpower requirements, priority of work and breakdown maintenance. Coordinates the work of employees assigned to assist with tasks


Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Second Class Engineer is assigned to the safe, efficient operation, and maintenance of Central Plant and satellite equipment used for heating and cooling and other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum of a grade 12 vocational education, a Second Class Provincial Certificate 


  • Five (5) years recent experience as an Operating Engineer including
  • Operation and monitoring the utility plants, building automation and fire systems,
  • Performs maintenance as required to keep equipment such as boilers, pumps, air compressors, water softeners, chillers and deionizers operating in a safe and efficient manner
  • Responds to emergency calls of various types such as fire alarms and selecting an appropriate response
  • Maintenance of satellite equipment and ammonia-based refrigeration units
  • Requisitioning materials
  • Determining an appropriate course of action in maintenance and emergency situations
  • Experience is required in the operation and maintenance of oil and gas fired boilers, chillers, water softeners, air compressors and ammonia based refrigeration units and related auxiliary equipment

The Second Class Engineer also provides training, instruction and work direction to others as required. The Engineer does the work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill and code requirements.