Facilities Stationary Engineer


May 4, 2021

The Role
The Stationary Engineer starts up, regulates, repairs and shuts down equipment. They ensure that equipment operates safely and economically and within established limits by monitoring attached meters, gauges, and computerized controls. As well, they manually control equipment and make the necessary adjustments.
  • Under the direction of shift supervisor, learn all systems necessary to effetely operate the plant during all conditions. This process, advanced theory of fire tube steam boilers and power generator operations and maintaining plant equipment.
  • Operates boilers, diesel generators and auxiliaries to include start-up and shut-down. Observes and records readings of required indicators and/or instruments for safe operation within prescribed limits.
  • Participates in the station's safety tagging and record maintenance, helps to ensure that plant operations follow regulatory and environmental requirements. Records maintenance actions taken on appropriate logs.
  • Makes recommendations for improvement of plant performance and operation safety relevant to assigned area of responsibility
  • Responsible for the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, service and repair, calibration, and installation of pneumatic and/or electric control instruments. Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots all mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, micro- processors, and electronic (solid state) sensing transmitting, indicating, integrating, recording, and regulating apparatus, equipment and circuitry associated with the plant.
  • Develops and conducts the plant's predictive maintenance program, administering and maintaining plant maintenance and inventory control; conducts plant performance evaluations and collects associated data.
  • Performs tests, calibrations, and repairs to instrumentation, including all equipment associated with environmental protection and monitoring in accordance with the standards and protocols of the plant.
  • Handles related electrical maintenance duties to include the wiring and disconnection of motors, replacement of thermocouples and fuses.
  • Installs, tests, removes and replaces motors, generators, rotating equipment, rectifiers, batteries, transformers, regulators, reactors, circuit breakers, disconnecting switches, instruments, control relays, communication equipment, lightning arrestors and other auxiliary equipment with control apparatus in the generating station and associated substation.
  • Performs mechanical maintenance installation and repair on plant equipment, structures and buildings- including incidental welding, brazing, flame and arc cutting which are not restricted by safety, boiler code or structural code requirements, as well as the more complex tasks involving compliance with codes and regulations.
  • Uses appropriate safety equipment and techniques in the daily performance of all work activities.
  • Reads and interprets complex blueprints, wiring and schematic diagrams, and performs both internal and external switching and tagging for mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all regulatory procedures and facility safety protocols.
  • Ensures adequate turnover of information between shifts, or between projects.
  • Maintains high standards of safety.
  • Cooperates and participates as a team member to accomplish plant goals and objectives.
  • Candidates for Tesla Stationary Engineer will contribute in day-to-day operations that may be outside of their normal skill set, such as equipment repair and training/exposure to work unfamiliar with the candidate.


  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Education and Experience as outlined below is desired but not a requirement for employment.
  • Education, training and experience equivalent to Associates Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering/Technology or other relevant academic discipline; and three years of relevant experience as a Combustion Technician (or the equivalent).
  • Experience with electric generating equipment and operations, to include the repair and maintenance of steam boilers and diesel generators, is required.
  • Self-directed with the ability to be resourceful, plan and organize work.
  • Provide excellent communication skills written and verbal.
  • Professional demeanor with outstanding customer focus.
  • Team player

Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts