Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators:

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $48,540.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 531
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.44 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Install generating plant equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Weld metal parts and components
Weld metal structures
Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment
Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Connect electrical components or equipment

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate chemical processing or water treatment systems or equipment
Operate vacuum or air hose
Control HVAC equipment
Control operation of compressors
Operate pneumatic tools
Operate high voltage apparatus
Operate nuclear power equipment
Operate power generation equipment
Operate energy distribution equipment
Operate auxiliary power plant equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair production equipment or tools
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Clean production equipment
Tend boilers or related equipment
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Lubricate production equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Water Treatment
Boiler Operator License
Forklift Operation
Occupational Health and Safety
Refrigeration Technician Certification (e.g., CFC Type 2)

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