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Watch Engineer

Facilities Operations

Watch Engineer

  • 532956
  • Morningside
  • Facilities Operations
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 23 2022
  • PP: Watch Engineer
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: TWU - B&G
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary Range: $61.99 - $61.99 per hour
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

LOCATION: Powerhouse - Steam Shop
SCHEDULE:  Floating Shift - must be available for various shifts (6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a or 6a-230p), including holidays and weekends

Performs daily Watch Engineer assignments as required by Maintenance and/or job order by sketch, blueprint, and illustration of supervisor's oral or written directions in operation, preventive maintenance and repairs to dual fuel steam boilers, chillers, auxiliary equipment and associated systems. 


  • The Watch Engineer shall be proficient in employment of all tools, methods, and materials pertaining to electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls and instrumentation for steam generators (boilers), chillers and associated systems.
  • Shall be able to read blueprints, schematics, control diagrams and be able to work safely, independently and reliably from verbal or written instruction.
  • Specific duties will include assign, direct and check the work of other Powerhouse personnel in connection with assignment responsibilities.
  • Keep all necessary records and logs pertinent to his/her assignment.
  • Maintain the Powerhouse area in a safe, clean and workable condition at all times.
  • Must furnish necessary license, which must remain posted on premises.
  • Must be available for shift work including weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School/Trade School graduate or its equivalent.
  • Currently valid NYC Stationary Engineer License for High Pressure Steam.
  • Currently valid NYC Refrigeration System Operation's Certificate of Qualification.
  • Five (5) years operations experience with gas and oil fried high pressure steam boilers, absorption, mechanical and centrifugal chiller machines.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.


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