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Boiler Operators

Boiler Operators - Preparation

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.

On-the-job training

Many stationary engineers learn their skills informally on the job. You learn skills from an experienced worker. Training usually takes several years.

Military training

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.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.