Stationary Engineer Relief/Plant Operator
St. Paul, MN 
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Job Description
Stationary Engineer Relief/Plant Operator

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Metro Plant - 2400 Childs Rd. St. Paul MN 55106, MN

Job Type

Environmental Services

Job Number

7/31/2019 11:59 PM Central


The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is accepting applications for a full-time Relief Stationary Engineer/Plant Operator in our Environmental Services Division.

Required to be Considered:
High School Diploma or equivalent AND 3 years of experience operating high pressure boilers, turbines and related equipment, 1st Class Grade A State of Minnesota Boiler License AND a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

This is a repost from 02/11/2019/ - 03/03/2019 and 04/23/2019 - 05/12/2019.
If you applied for this position during the above identified period please do not reapply.

Hourly Wages: $33.12. Wages are based on total shift hours, which is on a two week cycle. Employees who work overtime between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. will receive a $1.65 shift premium for each hour worked during those hours in addition to the employee's basic hourly rate.

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

An eligibility list may be created to fill potential vacancies within next 12 months from the date of the posting.

This position serves as a back-up stationary engineer on an as needed basis on shift (typically providing vacation relief). When not working as a back-up stationary engineer you will be working as a plant operator. This position will be assigned to the Solids Management Business Unit (SMBU) at the Metro Plant. The selected individual will operate and monitor the MCES Metro SMBU process systems.

Work Schedule: Treatment plants operate 24/7 year-round. It is expected the initial hire will work the week-end shift. Work shift assignments are determined through a job bid process. This position will work a 12-hour shift (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -OR- 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) on one of the following schedules:

  • First week: Monday - Wednesday -- Second Week: Monday - Thursday; OR
  • First week: Friday - Sunday -- Second Week: Thursday - Sunday

About the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Division:
Join an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment!
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council. MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and nine regional wastewater treatment plants. MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.6 million people in 110 customer communities. MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits. MCES also is nationally renowned for its superior work monitoring air and water quality, and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand.

To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information: and .

What you would do in this job:

Examples of Duties Performed as Stationary Engineer Relief

  • Monitors boiler room equipment. Performs walk-around inspections and testing.
  • Records all boiler and related equipment operating data on data sheets.
  • Operates turbine/generator; checks oil levels, temperatures and pressures on turbine/generator.
  • Checks reverse osmosis system for correct pressures, flow and water quality.
  • Tests boiler water, adjusts chemical distribution and performs boiler blow-down.
  • Checks de-aerator and receiver levels and temperatures.
  • Observes safety regulations and procedures during all assigned tasks.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties Performed as Plant Operator
  • Operates and monitors SMBU process control systems.
  • Performs maintenance work such as lubricating pumps and fans.
  • Generates work requests to initiate repairs or other maintenance activities.
  • Performs testing of emergency lights and eye wash stations.
  • Performs record keeping activities such as hourly/daily fluidized bed incinerator readings, centrifuge and cake pump readings, sludge tank readings, log books and daily process summaries.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties.
  • Attends meeting and training sessions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Required to be considered:
High school graduate or equivalent AND three (3) years of experience operating high pressure boilers, turbines and related equipment.

In addition to the education and experience you must posses a 1st Class Grade A State of Minnesota Boiler License AND a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state regulations and safety codes relating to boiler room equipment operation.
  • Knowledge of boiler equipment (gas/oil fired boilers, turbine/generator operation, RO systems, computers, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate computer systems.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to make decisions on a daily basis.
  • Ability to operate independently as well as in a team setting

What you can expect from us:
  • We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
  • We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
  • We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.

Additional information:

Union: Operating Engineers, Local 49
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Safety Sensitive: Yes, may be subjected to random drug test.

Working Conditions: Must possess the ability to work under adverse conditions such as confined spaces, loud work environment, heights, obnoxious smells, heat, cold, rain and potentially hazardous areas. Uses common hand and power tools to operate and maintain plant equipment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the physical capacity to safely lift and carry portable pumps, hoses, and other equipment weighting up to 50 pounds for short distances. Ability to climb ladders, and descend/ascend stairs, grasp, bend, kneel, and reach. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Physically and medically able to be certified on donning respirator and safety equipment.

What steps the recruitment process involves:

  1. We review your minimum qualifications.
  2. We rate your education and experience.
  3. We conduct a structured panel interview.
  4. We conduct a selection interview.

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only) and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.

If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please call Human Resources at 651.602.1398


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
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Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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