Applying To: Stationary Engineer

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  • Minimum: $55,354.00
  • Maximum: $76,076.00

City residency requirement may be waived for this position.

Incumbents who meet the minimum experience and training requirements will start at $55,354 annually. Incumbents with a Class I Stationary Engineer's License issued by the City of St. Louis will start at $60,866 annually.

This position is selected for the Hiring Incentive Program. The incentive shall be in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00). The hiring incentive will be paid (if funds are available) by the Department/Division which appoints the applicant.  The hiring incentive is not available to current City employees.

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.  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

Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following while employed by the City of St. Louis: a current Stationary Engineer’s License (Class II Restricted) issued by the City of St. Louis and a valid Missouri driver's license. Copies of licenses must be submitted with the Employment Application. If you apply online, please submit a copy of your Stationary Engineer’s License (Class I or Class II Restricted) and driver's license under separate cover to the Department of Personnel, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101, Attention: Devon Adams.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Two years of experience in the operation of high pressure boilers, 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 an oral swab "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.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3184
November 30, 2020

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