Applying To: Stationary Engineer (Trainee)

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


BI-WEEKLY PAY RATE: $1,918.00 

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position operate, maintain and repair stationary engines and mechanical equipment to provide utilities or power for buildings and industrial processes under the training of a Class I licensed Stationary Engineer.  Work involves shift, weekend and holiday assignments; therefore, candidates must be available for shift work.  A shift differential is paid to full-time employees working evening and night shifts.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Stationary Engineer

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree in Building Maintenance, Building Systems Engineering Technology, or a related field with an emphasis on mechanical and electrical systems.  OR one year of experience assisting in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility.  OR two years of experience assisting in the operation and maintenance of industrial equipment.  OR an equivalent combination of  education, training and experience.

Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain a Stationary Engineer’s License (Class II Restricted) issued by the City of St. Louis by completion of the working test period. Applicants must also possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.  

Documentation of academic credentials (if applicable) must be submitted with the Employment Application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience assisting in the operation and maintenance of high pressure boilers and steam generators, chillers in excess of 500 tons, building automation systems, emergency generators or related equipment.

The Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application must be completed.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Employees assigned to St. Louis Lambert International Airport may be eligible for a commuting allowance of $141.00 bi-weekly.

A ten year background investigation will be conducted in accordance with FAA regulations for positions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 2816
August 08, 2018
Reopened 01/31/20

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