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Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators

Other titles : boilerhouse operator, mobile generator operator, power engineer, stationary engineer, plant maintenance


Description :

Stationary engineers and auxiliary equipment operators operate and maintain various types of stationary engines and auxiliary equipment to provide heat, light, power and other utility services for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and other work sites. They are employed in industrial and manufacturing plants, hospitals, universities, government, utilities, hotels and other commercial establishments.

Main duties :

  • operate automated or computerized control systems, stationary engines and auxiliary equipment such as boilers, turbines, generators, pumps, compressors, pollution control devices and other equipment to provide heat, ventilation, refrigeration, light and power for buildings, industrial plants and other work sites;
  • monitor and inspect plant equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, meters and other instruments to measure temperature, pressure and fuel flow, to detect leaks or other equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency;
  • analyze and record instrument readings and equipment malfunctions;
  • troubleshoot and perform corrective action and minor repairs to prevent equipment or system failure;
  • clean and lubricate generators, turbines, pumps and compressors and perform other routine equipment maintenance duties using appropriate lubricants and hand, power and precision tools;
  • maintain a daily log of operation, maintenance and safety activities, and write reports about plant operation;
  • may assist in the development of operation, maintenance and safety procedures.
  • Lanaudière
  • Centre-du-Québec
  • Laval
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Nord-du-Québec
  • Côte-Nord
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Montérégie
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Montréal


Secondary school


Mécanique de machines fixes

(Training program available in French only)

Program length : 2 years

Program Objectives

Acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour assurer le bon fonctionnement des installations de chauffage, de réfrigération, de ventilation et climatisation d’un bâtiment; pour la surveillance, l’entretien et la réparation d’équipements auxiliaires aux systèmes de chauffage, de réfrigération, de ventilation et climatisation; pour la supervision efficace d’une centrale thermique.  

Where this program is available