Apprenticeship

"Your Key 

To The Future"

Operating Stationary Engineers JATC

313 Deauville Street

Las Vegas, NV  89106-3912

Office:  702-385-5005

Fax:     702-385-3255

Working Conditions


Stationary Engineers generally have steady year-round employment.  They usually work a 5-day, 40-hour week.  Most work one of three shifts and weekend and holiday work often is required.


Engine rooms, power plants and boiler rooms usually are clean and well illuminated.  Even under the most favorable conditions, Stationary Engineers are exposed to high temperatures, dust, dirt and high noise levels from the equipment.  General maintenance duties may cause contact with oil, grease, fumes, and smoke.  Workers are on their feet; they also crawl inside boilers and work in crouching or kneeling positions to inspect, clean, or repair equipment.  Because Stationary Engineers work around boilers as well as electrical and mechanical equipment, they must be alert to avoid burns, electrical shock, and injury from moving parts.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS

1.  Age                          18 years of age - and present a copy of legal state-issued birth

                                      certificate and photo I.D. at the time of application.


2.  Education             High School Graduate or G.E.D. or H.S.E. Certificate and present

                                      copy at the time of application


3.  Military                  DD-214 or military discharge papers and present a copy at the time

                                      of application.


4.  Health                    Physically fit for the work of the trade.


5.  Work Permits       All applicants must be able to comply with City, County, State or

                                      Federal requirements for work permits, health permist, licenses or

                                      citizenship, as required by law.


6.  Test                         Must meet requirement of a written test which includes reading,

                                      math, and mechanical comprehension.


7.  Interview               Appear before the JATC board for an oral interview.


8.  Language              Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.


9.  Drug Testing         Drug testing will be done by all employers at the time of dispatch.

Operating Stationary Engineers

Employment Prospects


The types of establishments in which the Stationary Engineer work range in size from giant electrical generating stations and large public buildings to small industrial plants.  Stationary Engineers work in many different kinds of establishments and industries; they are employed in all parts of the country.  Most work is in heavily populated areas where large industrial and commercial establishments are located.  Stationary Engineers are employed in such industries as: bakeries, breweries, canneries, dairies, food processing, hotels, laundries, ice and cold storage plants, meat packing/processing, schools, hospitals, and buildings.

Physical Demands


Stationary Engineers should be able to lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, reach, handle, touch, talk, hear, and see.

Nature of Work


Every community relies on power-generating equipment to run industrial and other machinery and provide heat, light, and ventilation to offices and homes.  Stationary Engineers operate, maintain, and repair this equipment, including steam boilers, high temperature hot water boilers, diesel engines, turbines, generators, pumps, condensers, and compressors.


Stationary engineers start up and shut down equipment in order to meet demands for power and to insure that the equipment is operating economically and within established limits.  They monitor meters, gauges and other instruments attached to equipment and make adjustments whenever necessary.  These workers must detect, identify and correct any trouble that develops.

Employment Prospects


The types of establishments in which the Stationary Engineer work range in size from giant electrical generating stations and large public buildings to small industrial plants.  Stationary Engineers work in many different kinds of establishments and industries; they are employed in all parts of the country.  Most work is in heavily populated areas where large industrial and commercial establishments are located.  Stationary Engineers are employed in such industries as: bakeries, breweries, canneries, dairies, food processing, hotels, laundries, ice and cold storage plants, meat packing/processing, schools, hospitals, and buildings.

Application Requirements

Applications are to be made, in person only, at the Southern Nevada Operating and Maintenance Engineers Apprenticeship Training Center during advertised application periods.  Applicants to be accepted for apprenticeship must meet the following requirements.