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CUNY Stationary Engineer (Temporary) in New York, New York

Job Title: Stationary Engineer (Temporary)

Job ID: 21910

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under general supervision, is responsible for the operation, maintenance, adjustments, testing and repair of steam power plant, air conditioning, chiller plant, fire protection systems, electro-mechanical building equipment and related auxiliary systems in public buildings; performs related work.

  • Operates, maintains repairs and adjusts manuals and automatic gas and oil fired boilers, furnaces, steam reducing stations, engines, turbines , pumps, valves, heat exchangers, generators, motors, water treatment systems, cooling towers, condensers, evaporators, emergency generators and associated equipment for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and lighting in public buildings.

  • Performs periodic inspections of equipment and repairs of such equipment.

  • Schedules, performs and may oversee preventive maintenance.

  • Directs the work of oilers, high-pressure plant tenders and other subordinate personnel assigned to HVAC plant operations.

  • Takes responsible charge of a watch and while so engaged, supervises and directs subordinates personnel; addresses emergency repairs as required.

  • Operates control consoles in control rooms for building maintenance and building automation systems.

  • Adjusts HVAC systems water chemistry through testing, treatment, retesting and recording of readings.

  • Prepares requisitions for materials and spare parts in accordance with College procedures.

  • Orients, trains and monitors subordinates and other personnel on plant operations and job related safety.

  • Reads meters, gauges and other recording devices keeping logs of same.

  • Prepares and maintains records and makes reports of both a technical and informational nature regarding HVAC maintenance and repair.


Stationary Engineer




The Stationary Engineer (Temporary) at Baruch College will report to the Senior Stationary Engineer or Designee in Buildings and Grounds.

The University previously announced a civil service test for Stationary Engineer (CUNY) (Exam #0801) filing period ended on September 25, 2019. Candidates must have submitted an application to take this exam. When a civil service list is established, the College is required to make appointments from the certified list to fill all positions including those held by Provisional and/or Temporary employees. All Provisional and/or Temporary employees must take the appropriate civil service exam and score high enough to be reachable on the civil service list in order to be appointed. Candidates selected for this position will be required to submit proof of having submitted an application for this exam.


  1. A valid License for High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer issued by the New York City Department of Buildings.

  2. A valid certificate of qualification for Refrigerating Machine Operator (unlimited Capacity) issued by the New York City Fire Department and a Universal CFC Certificate issued by EPA for Handling Refrigerants.

For appointment in certain Colleges, candidates will also be required to possess one or more of the following:

  • A valid Citywide Standpipe Certificate issued by the New York Fire Department (S13)

  • A valid Citywide Automatic Sprinkler Certificate issued by the New York City Fire Department (S12)

  • A valid Interior Fire Alarm Certificate issued by the New York City Fire Department

  • A valid Pool Operator’s certificate issued by a Qualified Swimming Pool Water Treatment Operator Provider


  • Some of the physical activities performed by Stationary Engineers and environmental conditions experience are working in confined areas in a physical plant, including boiler room, heating and ventilating room, walking up and down stairs, climbing up and down ladders, handling chemicals, and being around hazardous materials such as asbestos and infectious waste.

  • All licenses and certifications must be maintained for the duration of employment.

The full specification is available on our web site at:


A valid Certificate of Fitness must be obtained within 90 days of hire.

•Certificate of Fitness for Storage and Handling of Corrosives and Oxidizers (C-42)

•Certificate of Fitness to Operate and Maintain Air Compressors (A-35)

•Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gases (G-60)

•Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Torch Operations (F-60)

•Certificate of Fitness for Fuel-Oil Piping and Storage System (P-98)




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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