Careers: Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

Careers: 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.

Median Hourly Earnings:

$22.93

Occupational Group:

  • Skilled Production
  • Trade

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 

H.S/G.E.D

NOTES:

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

Maine Community College System

NOTES:

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

NOTES:

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)

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Professional Training 

Fourth Class Stationary Steam Engineer

NOTES:

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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