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 Engineerinclude:
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 Time: 75%
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: 5%
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: 5%
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%
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: 5%
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: 5%
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 systems.
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.
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.
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,000 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.