Stationary engineers operate and maintain boilers, fans, pumps, air compressors, electric motors, engines, turbines, generators, refrigeration and HVAC systems, diesel engines, and heating systems in commercial and industrial buildings. They monitor boiler water levels and burners, temperatures and pressures, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Stationary engineers also perform work as custodial engineers and as wastewater and water treatment engineers.
Step 1: Verify Eligibility
- 18 years of age
- High School diploma/GED
- Physically able
Step 2: Apply
- Contact local Training Coordinator to obtain list of approved employers
- Once employed, complete interview with Apprenticeship Committee
- Submit Application for Apprenticeship
- Provide transcripts, DD-214
- Begin apprenticeship
Step 3: Start with local 286
- 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
- Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through local union office and community colleges.
- Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
- Prior experience may qualify apprentice to start above 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
- Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
- Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.