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Stationary Engineer - SIGN ON BONUS $5000


Chicago, IL, US


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Job Title: Station Engineer

Hours: Rotating 5:48am-6:18pm and 5:48pm-6:48pm (please see attached schedule). 2-week rotation. 2 days on 2 off, 3 on days & 3 on nights. 7 days off (once per month) 3 on nights 2 off. 2 on days. 2 off. Built in overtime. When overtime is needed, associates on the 7 day off rotation are the last to be called.  During training this may be different. The team will want them to be exposed to different situations that may occur in those 7 days.


***$5,000 sign-on bonus to be offered to successful candidates in exchange for acceptance of a 2-year commitment. Relocation assistance also available based on candidate's individual circumstances***


The Role: 

The Stationary Engineer is responsible for the operation and of all plant centralized utility systems including high pressure boilers, turbine generator set, gas high pressure compressors, centrifugal refrigeration chillers, cooling towers, centrifugal air compressors, and HVAC systems. The Stationary Engineer must have multi-craft skills (mechanical, welding & electrical) and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs to a wide variety of equipment. The Stationary Engineer is expected to complete preventive maintenance on equipment and identify/implement continuous improvement opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Operates building HVAC equipment, including high pressure boilers, all heating and ventilating equipment, assuring a properly-controlled climate. Responsible to maintain the safe and efficient operation of equipment including boilers, chillers, centrifugal air compressors, cooling towers, turbine, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, steam and cooled water coils and HVAC system.
  • Have mechanical, electrical, controls expertise to identify and repair equipment problems.
  • Follow safety/LOTO procedures.
  • Conduct routine audits of operating equipment.
  • Maintain an open and professional line of communication with associates in both the production and SAR areas.
  • Maintenance - routine activities; responsible for: Troubleshoot, adjust and initiate repairs to equipment in all SAR areas.
  • Inspect and monitor the condition of equipment.
  • Identify and follow-up on improvement opportunities.
  • Enter planned work orders into the MIS system.
  • Complete preventive maintenance and/or planned work orders.
  • Provide maintenance assistance during routine shut-downs.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on the mechanical HVAC production and distribution systems, lighting, life safety systems and electric machinery.
  • Maintains inspection and testing records.
  • Evaluates the condition of electrical systems and recommends repair or replace actions.
  • Documents off normal incidents.
  • Coordinates maintenance with outside contractors.
  • Responds to emergency malfunction events, assesses situation and takes action to stabilize situation to avoid further damage and make safe. Documents off-normal incidents.
  • Traces out proposed utility service shutdowns to identify affected areas and activates service shutdowns and reactivations.
  • Reviews the building systems installation by outside contractors and records deficiencies on punch list.
  • Participates in system start-up, training and commissioning.
  • Utilizes and maintains tools and instruments associated with the HVAC operations and maintenance trade.
  • Records time and materials expended on computerized SAP system.
  • Following manufactures and regulatory specifications reviews and updates building systems and equipment preventive maintenance records and schedules.
  • The position actively follows regulatory agency compliance requirements, supports the Company and goal objectives, the department quality improvement and operating goals, as well as principles goals, individually and as an effective team member.


  • Be a resource during project installation.
  • Assist in the startup of new project.
  • Work with Engineering resources and/or other associates to implement continuous improvement.
  • Training.
  • Assist in training other associates as required.
  • Assist operators to develop basic preventive maintenance and repair techniques.
  • Responsible for own personal development.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A high school or trade school diploma or equivalent with coursework in math, science, reading blueprints and equipment schematics is required. 
  • MUST HAVE Current City of Chicago Stationary Engineering License.
  • A minimum of two (2) years previous experience as a licensed stationary engineer engaged in the operation of high-pressure boilers is preferred. 
  • Experience in a manufacturing or comparable institution is preferred.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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