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Occupational Report for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (51-8021) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

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Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Employment Outlook for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. Employment in this occupation is expected to decline in this region between 2012 and 2022.

Despite declining employment, reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist due to the need to fill replacement job openings.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators There are 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Boiler Operator 7/28/14 Eugene $13.00/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $16.84 $20.13 $25.01 $32.69 $36.04 $26.05 $54,195
Multnomah / Washington 18.07 29.84 32.80 35.71 40.50 31.19 64,890
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 19.38 21.35 25.56 31.75 35.42 26.23 54,564
Lane 16.89 19.66 23.91 29.22 34.68 24.76 51,498
Jackson / Josephine 19.41 20.93 23.45 30.96 35.30 25.12 52,239
Klamath / Lake 15.39 16.29 17.79 21.04 23.75 18.73 38,972
Clackamas 17.23 20.85 28.31 34.30 38.12 27.82 57,857
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 461 458 -3 -0.7% 0 14 14
Morrow / Umatilla 122 27 -95 -77.9% 0 4 4
Multnomah / Washington 89 100 11 12.4% 1 3 4
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 37 38 1 2.7% 0 1 1
Jackson / Josephine 34 39 5 14.7% 0 1 1
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 31 33 2 6.5% 0 1 1
Lane 31 34 3 9.7% 0 1 1
Douglas 24 29 5 20.8% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 22 23 1 4.5% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 20 25 5 25.0% 0 1 1
Clackamas 19 20 1 5.3% 0 1 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 12 15 3 25.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 11 11 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 9 10 1 11.1% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 6 6 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 461
Total All Industries Private 393
Manufacturing Private 160
Food Manufacturing Private 12
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing Private 12
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 95
Sawmills and Wood Preservation Private 53
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Private 33
Paper Manufacturing Private 51
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Private 51
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 15
Real Estate Private 15
Lessors of Real Estate Private 12
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 123
Waste Management and Remediation Service Private 123
Waste Treatment and Disposal Private 123
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 70
Hospitals Private 61
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 61
Total All Industries State 23
Educational Services State 23
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools State 23
Total All Industries Local 24
Educational Services Local 20
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 18
Educational Requirements for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, long-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
  • Apply Alternating Current (Ac) Theory
  • Apply Basic Plumbing
  • Apply Electrical Principles
  • Apply Electronic Principles
  • Apply Emergency Non-Medical Procedures
  • Apply Heat Transfer Principles
  • Apply Knowledge Of Ventilation Systems
  • Apply Pressure Vessel And Piping Technology
  • Apply Properties Of Metals To Repair Activities
  • Apply Steam-Fitting System Technology
  • Complete Safety Reports
  • Diagnose And Correct Refrigeration And Hvac Malfunctions
  • Fit Bearings
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Install Electronic Meters
  • Install Generating Plant Equipment
  • Lay Out Large Repair And Maintenance Projects
  • Maintain Welding Machines And Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Monitor Temperature Gauges And Thermometers
  • Operate Boiler
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Refrigeration Units
  • Operate Turbines, Generators Or Condensers
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Read And Understand Operating Manuals
  • Read Plumbing Specifications
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Rebuild Power Machines
  • Repair And Maintain Industrial Production And Processing Machinery
  • Tend Boiler Or Furnace
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Acetylene Torch
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Calculus
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Pneumatic Tools
  • Use Pressure Gauges
  • Use Soldering Techniques
  • Weld Metal Parts
  • Work With High Voltage Apparatus
Schools and Training Providers for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Power Plant Operators 46%
Boilermakers 36%
Power Distributors And Dispatchers 31%
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 31%