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.
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.
- 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:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
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
Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing.
- Beal University – Bangor, ME
- Northeast Technical Institute – Bangor, ME
- Northern Penobscot Tech Region – Lincoln, ME
- Southern Aroostook Vocational – Staceyville, ME 04777
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.
- Northern Maine Community College – Presque Isle, Maine
- Central Maine Community College – Auburn, Maine
- Eastern Maine Community College – Bangor, Maine
- Kennebec Valley Community College – Fairfield and Hinkley, Maine
- Southern Maine Community College – South Portland, Maine
- Washington County Community College – Calais, Maine
- York County Community College – Wells, Maine
University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering
Maine Maritime Academy – Power Engineering Technology
- High-Pressure Boiler Operator Training Permit
- High-Pressure Boiler Operator License (after 6 months with the training permit)
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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