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Stationary Engineer

Baltimore, MD, USA Req #10
Friday, May 29, 2020
With 13 networks in 10 major cities, Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering energy investment, infrastructure and management to municipal, commercial and institutional customers with mission-critical energy needs. Our 450+ skilled engineers, operators and energy experts have a singular dedication to our customers’ success and a relentless focus on delivering efficient energy, resilient management and operation of cooling and heating networks, the production of green energy and carbon footprint reductions for the customers and communities in which we serve.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain safe working conditions and identifies and corrects or reports unsafe conditions in work area 
  • Perform assigned duties in accordance with all published Company operating and safety policies 
  • Stands watch as Lead Control Operator, Control Operator, or Auxiliary Operator, as assigned, and oversees assigned personnel, if any, and equipment 
  • Control, maintain, and monitor pressure, temperatures, and flow of steam and chilled water systems, including boilers, chillers, feedwater, and distribution system 
  • Take effective action to reduce the effect of equipment casualties 
  • Ability to recognize, report, mitigate or correct equipment and system anomalies 
  • Controlcooling tower, boiler and feedwater quality, taking steps to assure that prescribed water management procedures are being followed 
  • Oversee fuel oil and natural gas transfer and storage at assigned plant 
  • Writes work orders for identification and repair of plant equipment 
  • Maintain required records of operations in a clear and precise manner 
  • When assigned a Control Operator watch, oversees the operations at either a peaking or remote plant during the watch 
  • During backshifts, weekends, and holidays, may act as the primary representative for contact with customers and the public requiring accurate logging of complaints and resolution of the problems or passing of the information on to the appropriate supervisor immediately 
  • Perform assigned maintenance and housekeeping 
  • Oversee completion of all prescribed records and logs at assigned plants 
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations, including proper operation of steam plant outfall(s) as well as cooling tower blow down 
  • May be assigned to other facilities on a seasonal basis 


Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience: 

  • ​Maryland First Class Stationary Engineer's License 
  • ​Five years of experience in operating stationary or marine boilers 
  • ​Effective understanding of the principles and regulatory requirements for overseeing operations involving water management quality, outfall controls, fuel systems, asbestos controls, and metering 
  • EPA – CFC Technician Certification – Universal or Type II ​and​ Type III minimum 
  • Demonstrated maturity, reliability, and judgement to stand watch as a Control Operator 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing concerning routine paperwork 
  • Valid driver's license and insurable by Company's vehicle insuranccarrier 
  • Admit to Company required alcohol and drug screening program 


Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to climb and tolerate heights up to 75 feet and to tolerate confined spaces 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

Vicinity North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Baltimore, MD, USA