Emory University Stationary Engineer (Yerkes) in atlanta, Georgia



  • Operates, maintains and services boilers and other equipment associated with a power plant in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards.

  • Operates valves and controls and other steam plant equipment to control the flow of air, gas, oil, water and steam while maintaining temperatures and pressures at designated levels in accordance with the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) instructions.

  • Overhauls boilers, feed pumps, valves and piping systems.

  • Samples, tests, analyzes, mixes and injects chemicals to maintain boiler waterside conditions and blow downs. Inspects the steam plant to check meters, charts, pressures and temperatures.

  • Maintains steam plant operating logs to record operating conditions and unusual events.

  • Ensures a clean boiler room to prevent fire hazards. Operates hand and power tools.

  • Takes the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals and materials and power equipment.

  • Uses personal protective equipment as required.

  • Drives utility vehicles to and from work sites and safeguards against vandalism and theft.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Work Schedule to be discussed during the interview. However, WEEKENDS ARE REQUIRED.

  • The general schedule is - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with the option of choosing a four day 10-hour shift, such as 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Friday (or Monday and Tuesday).


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Four years of experience in a multi-boiler high pressure steam plant.

  • The ability to obtain a Second Class Power Engineers License issued by the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, Inc. (NIULPE) within 18 months of employment.

  • A working knowledge of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes for power boilers.

  • Some positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

  • Some positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 60 pounds and to bend, stoop and twist.


  • Operates, maintains and services steam and hot water boilers.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and repairs to HVAC systems, emergency generators and other mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.


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Job Number 15194

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: O&M Main Station

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with animals.

Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322