Stationary Engineer (EPC)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Primate Center
EPC: O&M Main Station
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals.
Job Category
Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory National Primate Research Center:

Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu


Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with mechanical aptitude who is familiar with operating & maintaining steam boilers, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community. 


The Division of Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Main Station within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Stationary Engineer to join our team. Our work consists of maintaining and repairing building equipment in order to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable physical environment to the educational process at Emory National Primate Research Center.


The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and able to perform in adverse environments.  The Stationary Engineer will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with department members and center members. The Stationary Engineer will work to ensure the highest quality of equipment support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, contractors, state inspectors, and other support services.



  • Ensures safe and efficient operation of steam boilers (up to 350 BHP) and other equipment associated with steam and hot water supply in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards.
  • Operates valves and controls and other steam plant equipment to control the flow of air, gas, oil, water and steam while maintaining temperatures and pressures at designated levels in accordance with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) instructions.
  • Maintains and records entries in logbooks, operating logs, and regulatory reports.
  • Reads and interprets OEM Manuals; reads precision instruments.
  • Performs minor mechanical piping repairs.
  • Overhauls boilers, feed pumps, valves and piping systems. 
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance in accordance with engineering practices on utility systems.
  • Samples, tests, analyzes, mixes and injects chemicals to maintain boiler waterside conditions and blow downs.
  • Inspects the steam plant to check meters, charts, pressures and temperatures.
  • Maintains steam plant operating logs to record operating conditions and unusual events.
  • Ensures a clean boiler room to prevent fire hazards.
  • Operates hand and power tools.
  • Takes the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals and materials and power equipment.
  • Uses personal protective equipment as required.
  • Drives utility vehicles to and from work sites and safeguards against vandalism and theft.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as required.


  • High School Diploma & four years of experience in a multi-boiler high pressure steam plant OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • The ability to obtain a Second Class Power Engineers License issued by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc. (NIULPE) within 18 months of employment.
  • A working knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes for power boilers.
  • A valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.
  • The ability to lift 60 pounds and to bend, stoop and twist.


  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Five years of experience in a multi-boiler high pressure steam plant.
  • Holds a Third Class Power Engineers License issued by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc. (NIULPE).
  • A working knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes for power boilers.


  • Evening & weekend work may be required.
  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical boiler/mechanical room environment.
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat.


Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.


NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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