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:


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 



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.