American Society of Power Engineers, Inc.

Establishing National
Standards for Power Engineers.

Facility Operating Engineer Second Class


  • Minimum age - 19
  • Education - High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent
  • Experience - One year 
  • Note: One year time in grade as a Facility Operating Engineer 2nd class may be used for the 2 years experience for the Power Plant Operating Engineer 3rd class
  • Minimum time in previous grade - One year
  • Maximum Boiler Size (Unsupervised) HP - 110 BHP / LP - 450 BHP
  • Maximum Refrigeration or Air Conditioning (Unsupervised) - 100 ton

Curriculum at the Minimum:

  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • Intermediate Electrical Theory AC and DC and Electrical Equipment
  • AC and DC Motors
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • Advanced Combustion Theory
  • High Pressure and Low Pressure Boilers Types and Construction
  • High and Low Pressure Boiler Safety Fixtures
  • Gas and Oil Fuel Systems Maintenance and Operation
  • Boiler and Steam System Operation
  • Advanced Burner Safety and Operating Control Systems
  • Boiler Inspection and Maintenance
  • Steam and Hydronic Systems
  • Boiler Water and Feedwater Treatment
  • Facility Potable, Cooling and Make-up Water Systems Piping and Valves
  • Facility Boiler Auxiliary Systems
  • Basic Steam Turbine types and Operation
  • Steam Plant Accessories
  • Steam Heat Exchangers and Condensers
  • Pump Types and Operation
  • Facility Plant Thermal Efficiency
  • Facility Intermediate Building Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Facility Refrigeration Systems
  • Air Compressors
  • Facility Pneumatic and Electrical Controls Operation and Maintenance
  • Facility Air Pollution and Ecology
  • Facility Plant Safety
  • Facility Maintenance Management Systems