BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY
invites applications for the position of:
Stationary Engineer (PCN 00140190)
January 25, 2021
March 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
JOB TYPE / SCHEDULE:
Unlimited Full-time; 40 hours per week September – May on a rotating 8-
hour shift; 30 hours per week June – August on three (3) 10-hour shifts
PAY / SALARY RANGE:
Depends on Qualifications; current pay range is $26.95 - $31.19 per hour
BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (BSU) invites applicants to join our team as a Stationary Engineer. The
Stationary Engineer ensures the rules and regulations set by the Minnesota Division of Boiler Inspection are
met regarding the operation of high- and low-pressure boiler plants and ensures the supply of steam to the
campus is maintained consistently at the recommended levels.
An offer of employment will be contingent upon a successful criminal background check conducted
through the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a driving history background check, and a
satisfactory physical assessment.
Responsibilities of the Stationary Engineer include:
1. Operating and maintaining the high-pressure steam heating plant on an assigned shift; checking water
levels and feeding the water pumping system; maintaining steam pressure at the proper range; operating
oil- and gas-fired steam boilers; keeping shift logs on all meters, temperatures, and pressures. Percent of
2. Inspecting boilers, boiler equipment, and boiler room appurtenances; making periodic inspections for
proper operation of equipment; making minor repairs or emergency repairs, as needed; reporting needed
replacements and major repairs; lubricating equipment according to schedules and manufacturer’s
recommendations. Percent of Time:
3. Operating the water conditioning and testing equipment so peak efficiency is maintained; testing boiler
and condensate water for hardness and concentrates; adding chemicals and adjusting blow down to keep
boiler and condensate water at prescribed levels after test results; maintaining all water treatment
equipment to ensure it is working properly. Percent of Time:
4. Keeping records as instructed by the Chief Engineer and maintaining a clean and safe environment;
updating and completing records on heating plant operations, as required; applying knowledge of hazards
and safety precautions; cleaning and painting all equipment and maintaining a neat working area;
performing other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Percent of Time: 5%
Job ID #43487 PCN 00140190
5. Assisting with other duties campus-wide during regular and emergency hours when additional help is
required by the maintenance department to ensure any undue hardships for students, faculty, and staff are
avoided, whenever possible; maintaining and repairing equipment, when needed, during emergency
hours; performing campus-wide maintenance duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer; assisting with
snow removal. Percent of Time:
6. Operating and maintaining Heating Plant HVAC equipment and plumbing systems; making periodic
inspections for proper operation of equipment; making minor or emergency repairs, as needed; reporting
needed replacements and major repairs. Percent of Time:
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
Preferred qualifications include:
- Current First Class B Grade Engineer’s license.
- Valid Class D driver’s license.
- Experience working with high-pressure gas and oil-fired steam boilers.
- Experience operating and maintaining a steam heating plant.
- Skills and experience working with maintenance tools, control systems, welding equipment, and HVAC
- Experience reading sketches and taking oral and written instructions.
- A knowledge of, an interest in, or ability and experience working with diverse cultures and populations.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate
fulfillment of the qualifications.
Other considerations include:
- All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of
- Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the American
Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bargaining unit, which can be
- In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety
Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall
be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MinnState's vehicle use criteria
and consent to a motor vehicle records check annually.
More than 20% of the time:
- BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces .
Less than 20% of the time:
exposure to weather; extreme cold; high, exposed places; moving mechanical
parts; noise, toxic or caustic chemicals.
carrying; climbing; crawling; crouching; firm grasp; kneeling; lifting above shoulder, lifting
above waist, and lifting below waist; pulling/pushing; reaching; sitting; squatting; standing; stooping;
twisting/pivoting; walking; depth perception; far, midrange, and near vision; field of vision; visual
Job ID #43487 PCN 00140190
accommodation; sense of touch; and talking.
Apply for Vacancy Posting 43487 on the Minnesota Management and Budget website:
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
Inquiries about the position:
Ricky Richter, Chief Power Plant Engineer
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application or bid, contact Teresa Hanson at
All employees must comply with department and institution procedures and policies, MinnState policies and
procedures, as well as local, state and federal laws, regulations, guidelines and business and industry standards.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty required of the position. It
is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees
under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held
to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar level of difficulty. In accordance with the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safely Program, employees driving on university or
college business, when using a rental or state vehicle, shall be required a Vehicle Use Agreement form and
consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check annually.