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Grade 3 Stationary Engineer - 2nd Shift
Company: McDaniel College
Location: Westminster, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Expire Date: 10/17/2021
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Education, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Environmental, Writing/Authoring, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Grade 3 Stationary Engineer - 2nd Shift

Job Description:

Grade 3 Stationary Engineer is responsible for the operation, preventative maintenance, repair, replacement, and renovation of boiler systems and other mechanical systems on campus. This is a 2nd shift position that works Thursday - Monday from 1:30PM-10PM.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Perform duties to ensure that equipment is operating safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all regulatory/inspection agencies.
  • Provide stationary engineering support to ensure the boiler plant is well maintained and delivering the proper steam pressure to the campus.
  • Monitor, repair, and perform preventive maintenance of HVAC systems, heating systems, ventilation/exhaust systems, and refrigeration systems as required.
  • Provide excellent communication with students, faculty, and staff - both verbally and in writing.
  • This role requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies on an on-call basis as needed, as well as participate in department on call schedule. 

Specific Responsibilities:

The following are typical examples of the type of work performed under this job description. This list does not include all work to be performed and duties are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Director of Building Operations and Maintenance.

  • Observe and interpret readings from gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure boilers are operating properly.
  • Collect data and maintain boiler plant log consisting of:  Steam pressure, temperature, water level, fuel/water consumption, etc.
  • Test water quality, log results, and take appropriate corrective action to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.
  • Monitor and make adjustment/repair on boiler water, water softener, chemical, and fuel levels.
  • Check and maintain appropriate levels of boiler chemicals and softener salt.
  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, inspect, and report equipment, computer monitoring software, switches, valves, gauges, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions to ensure equipment is operating safely and efficiently.
  • Perform tasks for boiler inspections to meet MD DLLR codes and regulations.
  • Check fuel level and general status of emergency generators.
  • Perform maintenance duties such as:  Checking water level and skimming outdoor fountain, unclogging a toilet/sink/urinal/drain line, replacing ceiling tiles, resetting breaker, boarding up broken window, and other general maintenance tasks.
  • Repair and replace pneumatic steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate pipes.
  • Repair and replace components such as expansion tanks, valves, pumps, motors, compressors, etc
  • Repair and rebuild steam line regulator valves and controls.  Repair or replace leaking radiators.
  • Service, repair, replace residential gas/oil boilers, furnaces, and other heating system components.
  • Assist in the proper labeling of pipes and equipment to maintain compliance.
  • Work as part of a group to perform maintenance activities of a general nature such as window air conditioner installation and removal, commencement set up/tear down, etc.  There may be times during the year when time off is not available or limited.
  • Participate as part of emergency team to perform such tasks as electrical shutdown, start up, etc.
  • Work with contractors and construction staff to locate lines, valves, and other system equipment.  Perform shut down/start up as required.
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Clean equipment in related areas.
  • Perform snow shoveling/removal.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of general nature as necessary.
  • Perform related work in this classification routinely and work outside this classification on temporary, occasional basis.

Information Security Role: Data User

  • Follow the policies and procedures established by the appropriate Data Stewards.
  • Comply with federal and state laws and regulations as well as College policies, procedures, and standards associated with the College computing resources and institutional data used.
  • Use institutional data only as required for the conduct of college business within the scope of employment.
  • Implement safeguards prescribed by appropriate Data Stewards for Limited Access and Restricted Data.
  • Ensure the appropriateness, accuracy, and timeliness of institutional data used for the conduct of College business.
  • Report any unauthorized access, data misuse, or data quality issues to the appropriate Data Steward for remediation.
  • Accept and complete the confidentiality statement yearly if access includes Restricted data.
  • Report any suspected data breach to the CIO and the IT Help Desk as soon as possible.


  • Must possess and maintain current MD Grade 3 Stationary Engineer license with at least 1 year experience working with steam boilers at that level.
  • Must have working knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair.
  • Must possess and maintain EPA 608 CFC certification, Universal preferred.
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions, procedures, and service manuals.
  • Must have the ability to express oneself orally as well as in writing.
  • Must have the ability to learn departmental policies, procedures, and mechanical systems, proper use of tools and materials used to perform duties within a ninety-day probationary period.
  • Must have valid driver's license with two or less points.

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Must attend weekly in-service/departmental meetings.
  • Must be familiar with employee handbook.
  • Must be familiar with departmental policies.
  • Must attend in-service education as directed.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions such as heat, cold, snow, and rain, dirt, and steam.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Exposure to operating machinery consistent with working in a maintenance department. 

Physical Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Ability to work in noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, steam, and emergency situations.
  • Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 75lbs without assistance while kneeling, squatting, reaching above the head, the waist, and below the knees.  Must be able to bend at the knees.
  • Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to complete job activities.
  • Ability to stand a minimum of 6 hours during the workday.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.  

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately.

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About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

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