Stationary Engineer

NYC Dept. of Sanitation

The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables — each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also a leader in environmentalism — committing to sending zero waste to landfills.

Stationary Engineer, based within the Bureau of Building and Maintenance, operates, maintains and adjusts boilers, furnaces, engines, pumps, heat exchangers, generators, motors, chillers, cooling towers, equipment for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting and associated equipment in public buildings, municipal pumping stations and incinerators; Makes periodic inspections of equipment and minor repairs to such equipment. Performs preventive maintenance; Takes responsible charge of a watch, and while so engaged is responsible for and directs subordinate personnel; May operate control consoles in control rooms; Prepares requisitions for materials and spare parts. Instructs and trains subordinates and other personnel; Reads meters, gauges and other recording devices, and logs the data; Keeps records and makes reports; and as directed, inspects low pressure boilers in accordance with a unified inspection procedure instituted by the New York City Department of Buildings.

Minimum Qual Requirements

A valid license for High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer issued by the New York City Department of Buildings. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Preferred Skills

• A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York.  This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
• A valid Refrigerating System Operation Engineering Certificate issued by the NYC Fire Department; and
• A valid Universal Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Certificate issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Additional Information

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs.  You may check the eligibility for programs and how to apply at

To Apply

Must apply via or city employees apply via Employee Self Services

55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.


To Be Determined / 40 Hours Per Week

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position