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Maintenance Repair Helper, Stationary Engineering



Stationary engineers are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, pumps, gas compressors, generators, motors, air conditioning systems, heat exchangers, refrigeration equipment, hot water generators, and a wide range of other industrial equipment.

Career Details


Students in Maintenance Repair Helper, Stationary Engineering are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn the use of trade-related hand and power tools, and maintenance and operation of refrigeration units, along with safe handling in the storage, recovery, reclaiming, and recycling of refrigerant;
  • How to identify, adjust, and replace wall thermostats;
  • Troubleshooting and repair of electrical components; boiler service and repair; pump installation and repair;
  • Working with fire suppression systems and automated fire control units.
  • Students also learn how to read blueprints and schematics, and work with electricity with a heavy emphasis on safety.

Career Options

Career Options

Students in this program are trained to become entry-level workers in the field of stationary engineering, including plant control room operators, and engineers first class.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative

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