To work as a stationary engineer, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete long-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
No formal education is required beyond high school.
Many stationary engineers learn their skills informally on the job. You learn skills from an experienced worker. Training usually takes several years.
Some branches of the military train people to be powerhouse mechanics. Training lasts 12 to 24 weeks, depending on your specialty. Additional training occurs on the job.