Careers: Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

This job is right for you if….

Operating or maintaining boilers, stationary engines, and other mechanical equipment interests you.

Fast Facts:

The forest products industry contributes approximately $1.8 billion each year to Maine’s economy.

What They Do:

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

Basic Skills:

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

They Do Well At Jobs That Need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
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Median Hourly Earnings:


Job Types Include:

  • Boiler Technician 
  • Building Engineer 
  • Operating Engineer
  • Utilities Operator 
  • Plant Utility Engineer

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

Entry-Level Education 


Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing. 

Maine Community College System

Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to prospective Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators like a 16-week Boiler Operator Course.

University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering

Maine Maritime Academy – Power Engineering Technology

Post-Secondary Education
  • High-Pressure Boiler Operator Training Permit
  • High-Pressure Boiler Operator License (after 6 months with the training permit)


Professional Training 

Fourth Class Stationary Steam Engineer


Boiler and pressure vessel safety program licensing for stationary steam engineers. After one year of operating experience holding a high-pressure boiler operator license, qualify to take the test. 


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