What is a Stationary Engineer?


Listening — Intermediate Level
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  1. Stationary engineers make sure the vital systems   properly.

  2. They also   the building's electrical and fire safety systems.

  3. They need to be knowledgeable about running various types of   and electrical equipment.

  4. Engineers are called upon to   repairs.

  5. In newer buildings   run these systems.

  6. The engineer   the operations.

  7. Shifts include overnights, weekends and   .

  8. In some buildings there may be the risk of exposure to   materials.

  9. Stationary engineers need to guard against burns, electric shocks,   and moving parts.

  10. They learn their skills in   schools.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you think you would enjoy a job as a stationary engineer? Why or why not?

  2. What do you think are some pros and cons to being a stationary engineer?

  3. What is your dream career?


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