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Stationary Engineer Senior (Nights)- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Stationary Engineer Senior (Nights)- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe

Stationary Engineer Sr

Job Description

Facilities Management, Central Plant, seeks a Stationary Engineer Senior for the Central Plant to monitor, operate, repair and perform preventative maintenance on boilers and/or chillers and related equipment.  This Central Plant is a 24/7 operating facility.

Job Family

Skilled Trades

Department Name

FDM FM Central Plant SS



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$28.10 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

30- August-2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week until filled.



Essential Duties

  • Monitor, operate, repair and perform preventative maintenance on boiler, chillers, plant equipment and associated equipment.
  • Utilize computer interface to operate the Distributed Control System (DCS)/PLC
  • Collect water samples and perform test on plant loops.  
  • Read plant gauges and maintain logs. 
  • Utilize hand and power tools wrenches, ratchets and sockets, shovel, squeegee, broom, vacuum, pallet jack, manual hoist, cleaning/paint tools, voltage/refrigerant/calibration meters, gantry, tap, dies, drills, grinders, pressure washer, tube cleaning machine, saws, mechanical hoist and impact wrench.  
  • Evaluate systems for effective energy usage and conservation; make, adjust, repair, replace as needed.
  • Use software and hardware in computers and microprocessors for system troubleshooting, adjustment, and repair.
  • Modify existing systems and programs, troubleshooting, and maintenance for the objective of creating an optimum system of operation.
  • Perform database uploads and down loads to provide DDC controllers with current programs.
  • Operate and monitor control system equipment. Detect source and nature of system problems.
  • Make adjustments to change operating parameters of the system due to emergencies, malfunctions, and change requirements or to optimize operations. Perform emergency corrections to neutralize alarm conditions and restore proper operation.
  • Verify correct system and control sequence operations.
  • May perform scheduled and unscheduled remote start and stop of equipment.
  • Review, modify, and implement programming changes to plant control system to ensure efficient and effective system operations and conformance with standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and adjust control loops for optimum performance.
  • Calibrate, repair, and replace plant control system sensing devices to specifications.
  • Study plans, drawings, specifications, and work order requirements. Troubleshoot power supplies, controllers, transducers, transmitters, flow meters, sensors, actuators, and take corrective actions.
  • Communicate to perform the essential functions of the job.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  9:00PM – 7:30 AM  Wednesday- Saturday.  This position will initially report to day shift, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for several weeks of training before being placed on the night shift.

Minimum Qualifications

Six years experience in the operation of boiler and/or chiller equipment and related systems which includes two years experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR, Completion of a four year federally approved technical training stationary engineer program AND two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of boilers and/or chiller equipment and related systems; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions in this classification may require Chloroflourocarbons Certification upon employment. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications


  • in operating and maintaining large (>1000 ton) centrifugal chillers   
  • with a primary-secondary and/or primary-variable campus distribution system and control parameters (temperature, flow and  pressure)
  • with a Siemens DCS SIMATIC S7 Advanced Controllers and DESIGO workstations or equivalent
  • using MS Word and Excel for trend analysis and analytical reports

Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • operating and maintaining high volume steam boilers and steam plant components
  • integrated heating and cooling plant normal and emergency operations, energy efficiency techniques, which include utilizing a thermal energy storage system, and applying sustainability practices as appropriate to large campus distribution system
  • the refrigeration cycle and how it applies to large (> 1000 ton) centrifugal chillers
Evidence of:
  • EPA /CFC certification
  • Effective Communication Skills

Working Environment

Work in noisy environment, varying temperatures and confined spaces.  Wear personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, gloves).  Bend, lift and carry objects above the shoulder up to 75 pounds (e.g. valves, actuators, small pumps, pipes, ladders, manhole covers, cooling tower fill panels, resin medial cylinders, electrical starters, electrical motors, etc.). Work off ladders to open/close valves, change lamps, repair boilers and chillers, and test safety alarms.  

May be exposed to hazardous and dangerous materials, tools, and equipment which will require safety precautions and/or specific process to be followed, and may include the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) (e.g. safety glasses, hearing protection, negative pressure and positive pressure respirator).  Use of PPE may require medical clearance prior to use. Drive a University vehicle

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff.  This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more.  For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at  https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee. https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Central Plant on the ASU Tempe Campus.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Must possess EPA/CFC certification, or be able to obtain within six months of employment.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment to include audiogram, asbestos worker clearance, respiratory clearance questionnaire and respiratory fit test.

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated. 

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.  

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. 

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.   

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s