Program objectives

The Stationary Engine Mechanics vocational program prepares students for the profession of stationary engineer.

Stationary engineers work in real estate complexes, government or municipal establishments, health or educational institutions, service industries (surveillance, system maintenance and repair), thermal power plants that produce electricity or supply heating and air conditioning to various clients, or for companies that transform raw materials or produce finished goods. They are responsible for ensuring the correct installation and operation of heating and refrigeration systems, as well as ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings. They are responsible for stationary engines such as boilers, steam generators, steam turbines or engines, refrigeration devices, internal combustion engines, etc., along with any accessories and pipework. They control the operation of stationary engines to ensure the comfort of individuals who work or live in the facilities, and they must oversee the different production processes. The upkeep of these systems falls under their duties.

As they must operate and maintain pressure vessels, and because they manipulate dangerous substances, such as gas, stationary engineers must hold a certificate of qualification.

Program content

CodeStatement of competencyHoursCredits
867-412Determine their suitability for the trade and training process302
867-422Apply the rules of occupational health and safety302
867-438Perform inspection operations on boilers1208
867-442Communicate in the workplace302
867-457Analyze and treat the different fluids in heating and refrigeration systems1057
867-468Perform inspection operations on heating systems1208
867-478Start up and operate a refrigeration system1208
867-485Apply mechanical maintenance techniques for pumps, turbines and fans755
867-493Ensure that an air regulation circuit operates properly453
867-503Perform simple soldering, welding and oxygen cutting tasks453
867-516Apply techniques for maintaining fluid circuits, piping systems and accessories906
867-526Perform inspection operations on a refrigeration system906
867-538Maintain a heating system1208
867-544Ensure the proper functioning of a compressed air supply system604
867-556Inspect the electrical system and maintain emergency equipment906
867-564Ensure the proper functioning of an electric control circuit604
867-578Ensure the proper functioning of ventilation and air conditioning systems1208
867-584Maintain a refrigeration system604
867-593Interpret plans and schematics453
867-603Ensure the proper functioning of a fire protection system453
867-614Analyze and troubleshoot an operating problem in a power plant604
867-627Use centralized control software and preventive maintenance software1057
867-638Manage the energy efficiency of a power plant and building1208
867-641Use job search techniques151