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Stationary Engineer

Website Western University

Full Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 40

Hourly Rate: $38.99, increasing to $42.15 upon completion of IMT certification, provided by Western.

About Western

Considered Canada’s most beautiful University, Western’s main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

About Us

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community. Our integrated team provides excellence in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community. Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in facilities management among research intensive universities worldwide.


The Stationary Engineer will manage, operate and maintain boiler plants, chiller plants, steam/condensate and chilled water distribution systems, bio-waste incinerators, emergency diesel generators, air compressors, auxiliary and associated equipment and other related processes.



  • Ontario High School Secondary diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of Power Engineering Program as recognized by an accredited post-secondary institution or equivalent is preferred
  • Certified and registered as a 2nd Class Stationary Engineer as recognized by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) or working to acquire and maintain 2nd Class Stationary Engineer Certification in the prescribed time frame
  • Certified and registered Gas Technician 1 (G1) as recognized by Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) or complete and maintain the Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) Gas Certificate as recognized by the Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) as developed for Western University


  • At least three years of experience as a 2nd Class Stationary Engineering or appropriate level of experience expected at 3rd or 4th Class level in the operation and maintenance of a Stationary Power Plant
  • Experience working in a first-class Stationary Power Plant is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the Stationary Engineer position
  • In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the Stationary Engineer position
  • Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
  • Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the role, including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required
  • Ability to perform tasks in emergency situations
  • Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
  • Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills, including ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
  • Dependable and co-operative, with ability to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
  • Organized with ability to order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site

Union Statement

Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university’s policy to give first consideration to qualified IUOE applicants.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit recruit.uwo.ca.

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