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Stationary Engineer (Nights)- Tempe campus

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Stationary Engineer (Nights)- Tempe campus


Campus: Tempe

Stationary Engineer

Job Description

Facilities Management, Central Plant, seeks a Stationary Engineer for the Tempe Central Plant. This is an entry-level position to assist in the monitoring, operating, repairing 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

$25.21 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

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



Essential Duties

  • Monitor various gauges, gas and draft meters, pressure and temperature indicators to verify operating conditions of automatically fired boilers, chillers, compressors, motors, turbines and/or other related equipment.
  • Prepare logs, charts and reports of operating conditions.
  • Clean, paint, lubricate, service and perform minor maintenance adjustments necessary to ensure safe and economical operation of all central plant equipment and submit reports to ensure efficient utilization of equipment and adherence to the preventive maintenance program.
  • Make chemical analysis of water samples and adjusts amounts of chemicals being used to protect equipment properly.
  • Operate data center and computer to question or verify specified operating conditions at various university facilities as required; initiate corrective action in trouble or emergency situations by notifying proper department or dispatching appropriate personnel to site.
  • Perform maintenance in disassembly, assembly, repair and cleaning of boilers, chillers or other related plant equipment as required.
  • Apply safety standards at all times and maintain good housekeeping practices to provide safe working conditions.
  • Report problems affecting plant safety to appropriate personnel. 
  • Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE:  Sunday – Wednesday   9:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.  (10 hour shifts)

Minimum Qualifications

Three years experience in the operation of boiler 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.Some positions in this classification may require a current Arizona driver's license upon employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:

  • using hand tools of the trade.
  • monitoring, operating and maintaining boilers and/or chillers. operating and maintaining large (>1000 ton) centrifugal chillers. using a DCS workstations or equivalent.
  • using Microsoft Word and Excel for trend analysis and analytical reports.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • boiler and/or chiller equipment, operation and maintenance.
  • the refrigeration cycle and how it applies to large (> 1000 ton) centrifugal chillers in pump performance characteristics (temperature, flow and pressure).
  • operating and maintaining high volume steam boilers and steam plant components of integrated heating and cooling plant normal and emergency operations, utilizing a thermal energy storage system, and applying sustainability practices as appropriate to large campus distribution system.

Evidence of:

  • effective communication skills
  • EPA /CFC certification

Working Environment

  • Work in noisy environment, varying temperatures and confined spaces. 
  • Wear personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, gloves, hearing protection). 
  • 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.

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.

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.

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


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 degree is equal to four years of experience.