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Operating Engineer
Plant Maintenance - HPLT
Full-Time Staff
$51,352 - $64,190

Who we are

If you want to join a values-driven organization that transforms the lives of students, Anne Arundel Community College is the place for you. We provide opportunity for faculty and staff to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Every move we make is done with the intention of helping our students achieve academic excellence and remain engaged with their educational goals. Innovation and creativity are at the center of what we do at AACC. We’re looking for forward-thinking individuals who are ready to thrive and grow with us to join our team.

 We have a great opportunity for you

We also want someone who understands and supports equity and fairness in the workplace, and the positive impact those standards can have on an organization.

More specifically, the Operating Engineer is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of the equipment /systems within the Physical Plant, as well as, monitoring of the main campus buildings for emergency response and climate control. In addition, the Operating Engineer is responsible for assisting maintenance and custodial personnel as needed. This position is designated as Essential Personnel. The incumbent is required to assist in meeting the operational needs of the College during emergencies and college closures, as well as, ensure continuity of strategic services. The employee is required to work 52 weeks per year including holidays except for earned annual and sick leave.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Arundel Community College has acted - and continues to act - with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the highest priority. All employees must attest to their vaccination status. Those who are not fully vaccinated may be required to submit proof of a current negative COVID test result weekly prior to reporting to work on campus. New employees must complete the Employee Vaccination Certification within three (3) business days of their start date.  Prospective or new employees may seek an accommodation for religious or medical reasons to both vaccination and testing.  More details to follow on the accommodation process.  Email questions to

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.




  What you will do in this role

Perform the duties and responsibilities of an Operating Engineer:
       -Operate and maintain the Physical Plant equipment.
       -Monitor and respond to the fire alarm systems.
       -Complete a physical tour of the campus to monitor all building operations.
       -Provide a comprehensive written log reflecting all events during assigned shifts.
       -Review logs from previous shifts in order to address/monitor ongoing issues.
       -Assist in performing repairs as needed.

 Ensure that the boiler room is maintained in a clean and orderly manner at all times.    

 Perform all duties in accordance with applicable safety codes and procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment as necessary.

Respond to requests for emergency and routine facilities services, including maintenance and custodial services, during each shift.

Respond to complaints, if unable to resolve notify the Lead Operating Engineer, Assistant Director or Director of the issue.

Consult with maintenance mechanics concerning any changes to building HVAC systems, and note changes in the log.

Assist Fleet Services with the issuance and/or return of college owned vehicles during off hours. Assure vehicles are fueled, secured, cleaned and parked as necessary.

Assist Facilities Maintenance & Operations with vendors, contractors and/or deliveries during off hours.

Function as liaison between Facilities Maintenance & Operations and appropriate vendors to ensure maintenance of HVAC and fire alarm systems.

Provide Facilities Maintenance & Operations emergency support as needed.

Assist with snow removal around the Physical Plant and as needed.










What you will bring to this position

High School diploma or the equivalent is required.

A minimum of five (5) years of related experience in electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling and general maintenance and repair is required.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Maryland First Grade Stationary Engineer and currently holding an active license is required.

The ability to operate and maintain all equipment, e.g., chillers, boilers, pumps, motors, variable frequency drives, etc. within a physical plant is required.

A working knowledge of computerized building automated systems is required

Ability to work flexible hours and accept the Essential Employee designation.

Demonstrated ability to work under the following conditions and meet the following physical requirements:

      Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. throughout an 8 hour shift.

      Ability to work outdoors in varied weather condition, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and slippery conditions.

      Ability to work on uneven surfaces.

      Ability to utilize lifts, ladders and/or scaffolding to work at elevated heights.

Possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record as determined by college policy.



And maybe a little of this too (our preference, but not required)


Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with students, faculty, staff and the public.


We love our benefits, and you will too!

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions.  AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
College Statement on Diversity
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.