Assistant Watch Engineer

Boston, MA, USA Req #389
Friday, April 5, 2024

Vicinity Energy is North America’s largest provider of district energy solutions, offering low carbon energy to most of the iconic buildings you see in the skylines of Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia, Baltimore and many other cities in the US. As a member of the communities we serve, all of us at Vicinity understand the critical role we play in reducing the impacts of climate change and being a leader in decarbonization. We are committed to net zero and eliminating our reliance on fossil fuels, but we need the best and the brightest minds on our team to help us reach our goal, not only for us as a company, but for our customers, our communities, and our planet.



Operate and maintain plant equipment to assure system requirements are within specification. This is a full- time hourly position, reporting to the Plant Supervisor in Boston, MA. This position is a member of the Bargaining Unit Member of the IUOE, Local 877.




  • All activities covered under Control Operator. Uses all hand and power tools to maintain / repair equipment.
  • Determine appropriate loading of equipment.
  • Adds or shuts down boilers and auxiliaries as needed to maintain system reliability and efficiency.
  • Coordinates the Auxiliary Operators daily duties.
  • Schedule and coordinate fuel oil deliveries to specific tanks.
  • Keep work areas clean and orderly and maintain safe working conditions.
  • Schedule and coordinate fuel oil deliveries to specific tanks.
  • Review logs, charts and records.
  • Assist others as required.
  • All other related duties.


Qualifications and Experience


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have the ability to distinguish between different shades of color and transcribe numbers accurately.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to operate all Vicinity production equipment and associated auxiliaries.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and with a group of other operators and technicians.
  • Massachusetts Second Class Engineers License required.
  • Massachusetts Grade II Industrial Wastewater License
  • Valid Drivers License to operate company vehicle


Physical Requirements


  • Required to wear a half face respirator or powered air respirators (PAPR) or proper safety procedures warrant use.
  • Required to lift and / or operate machinery, tools, etc., weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted.
  • Required to work in confined spaces.
  • Required climbing ladders, and / or stairs.
  • Required to work in all adverse conditions, both indoors and outdoors all seasons.
  • Required to work in hot areas.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT Vicinity North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Other details

  • Job Family L877 - Boston
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Boston, MA, USA