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DuPage County Seeks Stationary Engineer

Salary- $74,500.00 Annually
Location – Wheaton, IL
Job Type-Full-time
Job Number- 24-00080
Department- Facilities Management Department
Opening Date- 05/31/2024
Closing Date- 7/1/2024 11:59 PM Central
Thursday – Monday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with weekends and holidays as scheduled


We are pleased to offer the opportunity to work as a Stationary Engineer for the DuPage County Facilities Management Department.

This position is assigned to the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399 BARGINING UNIT POSITION

The salary for this position is $74,500 plus a $1.25 per hour shift differential for all shifts scheduled to begin work between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Responsibilities include:

  • Operates, maintains and repairs all Power Plant, tunnel, and County owned or leased facilities, and related equipment (e.g. high temperature and high pressure hot water generators, high and low pressure steam boilers, centrifugal and absorption chillers, air conditioning units, high voltage electrical distribution and emergency electric power generators, air compressors, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, pumping systems, air handlers, vacuum and circulating pumps, hot water systems, circulating and ventilating fans, water softeners, steam traps, and other mechanical, steam, pneumatically or electrically powered equipment).
  • Performs power plant stationary engineer duties as required.
  • Responsible through specific assignment for a County facility or group of facilities to provide stationary engineer duties for preventive maintenance, repair and installation of facilities’ HVAC equipment.
  • Provides response to facilities’ occupant environmental requests.
  • Checks equipment operation for proper functioning of equipment.
  • Maintains records of work performed.
  • Maintains inventory and recommends ordering of stock and materials to supervisor.
  • Reads gauges and manipulates valves to control water levels and pressures in boilers and other vessels.
  • Draws water samples from various systems.
  • Tests samples by established procedures and adjusts chemical feed according to results.
  • Conducts hydrostatic pressure tests to ensure sealed gaskets.
  • Packs valves, changes filters and oil, greases pumps, motors, bearings and valve stems.
  • Performs scheduled rounds and records pertinent readings and data to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Notifies appropriate staff of emergencies.
  • Completes scheduled preventive maintenance and emergency work orders.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs equipment that controls other equipment such as pneumatic and electronic (DDC) thermostats, controllers, and limit and safety control devices.
  • Moves items such as pallets of water softener salt, compressed gas cylinders and other supplies to and from designated storage areas, racks or shelves.
  • Provides assistance to other labor trades classifications.
  • Maintains and repairs various types of mechanical equipment of the HVAC system, such as feed pumps, vacuum pumps, circulating pumps, air compressors, refrigeration compressors, condensers, evaporators, hot water generators, circulating and ventilating fans, and similar mechanical, steam or electrically operated equipment.
  • Power plant assignments on a rotating basis or as needed for coverage.


Requirements include the following experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience:

  • Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent.
  • Four (4) years’ experience as a licensed Stationary Engineer; operating, repairing and maintaining high-pressure vessels and related equipment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Licensed as a registered Stationary Engineer by the City of Chicago or other equivalent license.
  • Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois driver’s license.

A post-offer physical is required.
A pre-employment background check is required.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for medium work.WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, in cramped or confined spaces, and with potential hazards high temperature hot water/steam, chemicals, refrigerant, and low temperature walk-in refrigerators.
Agency-County of DuPage
Address-421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois, 60187
Phone-(630) 407-6300

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