Job Description
Job Title:  Stationary Engineer, 1st Grade
Division:  Facility Services
Work Arrangement:  Onsite only
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  $67,704 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt


Operates and maintains stationary equipment such as steam boilers, air compressors, generators, turbines, and refrigeration equipment at the Central Plant. Operates Johnson Controls and Siemens building automation systems to ensure peak performance of the systems. Maintains climate controls of critical spaces in the complex which includes, but not limited to, animal holding rooms, computer server systems, and research sensitive areas where the climate must be at tolerable levels at all times.


Must be willing to work any shift. Available during shutdowns and on call on weekends and holidays.

Job Duties

  • Ensures that the steam boilers are running at peak efficiencies which include maintenance tear downs of each boiler annually.
  • Ensures that the Chilled Water Refrigeration System is running at peak efficiency.
  • Conducts routine rounds of the Central Plant and associated buildings to inspect auxiliary pumps and equipment.
  • Monitors the Pan Alarm System which monitors research units such as freezers, cold and warm rooms, and refrigerators to ensure that the proper personnel are notified in case of an activated alarm.
  • Performs chemical analysis of Steam, Chilled Water, and Cooling Tower Systems each shift.
  • Maintains Central Plant and ensures that it is neat and clean.
  • Responds to after-hours emergencies at Baylor.
  • Reads meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Performs inspection of equipment to detect routine malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication. Reports to supervisors any developments that appear to lead to an unsafe operating condition.
  • Performs small carpentry, plumbing or electrical maintenance work requested by departments.
  • May be required to perform work outside of scope if requested by BCM Administration.
  • May supervise an Apprentice Stationary Engineer.
  • Performs other job duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED with additional technical training.
  • Five years of relevant experience.
  • First Grade Stationary Engineers license from the City of Houston.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Requisition ID:  18766