AECOM Stationary Engineer in La Jolla, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144860BR

Position Title Stationary Engineer

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City La Jolla

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

We provide single-source, life-cycle solutions for Fortune 500 clients in industrial markets—oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, manufacturing, food, beverages, and life sciences. We’re a market leader in facility management and hold world-class expertise in numerous process engineering areas for oil/gas processing and refining. We provide facilities maintenance and management services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and commercial sites worldwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, 3 weeks Paid Time Off, a 401k plan with company match, employee discounts, and much more – and your benefits start the same day you do. Come join our team!

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking Stationary Engineers for a pharmaceutical complex in La Jolla, CA! Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday; various hours may be required based on business demand.

These Stationary Engineers / Central Utility Plant Operators report directly to the Chief Engineer and are responsible for providing an advanced level of expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and providing predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance on facility equipment and systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the care and maintenance of all power plant equipment such as piping, boilers, chillers, compressors, reheat units, motors, etc. that are typically found in central utility plants (CUP) and associated equipment within the buildings.

The Stationary Engineers must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required. May also assist specialized technicians in other facility maintenance trades and services as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies and corrects problems with the CUP equipment such as boilers, chillers, chilled water and condenser pumps, air compressors and cooling towers.

  • Properly maintains and operates building HVAC control systems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance, modifies, installs, and maintains company heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

  • Assembles, installs, operates, calibrates, troubleshoots, dismantles, and repairs a wide variety of heating / ventilating systems and humidity control systems and air balance systems.

  • Monitors building automation systems to ensure proper operation of air handling equipment and room temperatures including start up and shutdown, and normal operating conditions. Makes adjustments as necessary.

  • Takes daily chiller and boiler readings, submits reports as required to meet local and state requirements.

  • Performs water treatment chemical analysis

  • Maintains/performs Preventative Maintenance schedules and building tours.

  • Repairs piping systems including pumps, motors, and valves.

  • Troubleshoots electrical control circuits and demonstrates ability to read schematics.

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.

  • Complies with all governmental, company, and industrial regulations, codes, and standards, health safety practices, and permit systems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper company safety guidelines, such as lockout/tagout, confined space, and hot work procedures, and wearing PPE as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  1. High School diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  2. Five years of experience as a Stationary Engineer / Central Utility Plant Operator in an industrial setting, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  3. Qualified applicants offered a position must be able to obtain site specific security access including all applicable background checks.

  4. Qualified applicants must submit to and pass a Tuberculosis test prior to employment, or be medically cleared for Tuberculosis by a medical professional, and be able to maintain annual negative results.

  5. Qualified applicants must pass a medical evaluation for respirator use and be able to successfully complete a fit test for each type of respirator needed for the position or for an approved alternate respirator that provides equal or better protection from identified hazards.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. EPA Universal certification.

  2. Experience working with complex electrical and mechanical building equipment.

  3. Experience working with HPSI steam boilers and associated equipment.

  4. Experience working with chillers, cooling towers, AHU’s, air compressors, air dryers, heat exchangers, exhaust systems, VAV pneumatic controls, etc.

  5. Training or experience in building automation systems (BAS).

  6. Previous experience supervising vendors and on-site contractors.

  7. Experience working in a CMMS environment.

  8. Proficient with MS Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Other Attributes:

  • May be required to work overtime, variable shifts and 24-hour/7 days a week on-call as needed.

  • May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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