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Green Country trade jobs in demand

Posted at 6:51 AM, Nov 27, 2019

TULSA, Okla. — Trade jobs in high-demand across the country are getting harder to fill including some right here in Tulsa.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is in need of a first-class unlimited stationary engineer and they're not the only one.

This is a job many employers have been hoping to fill for more than a year, but are finding many people have never even heard of the job.

A first class unlimited stationary engineer's job is vital to hospitals, hotels, high risers and colleges.

Their main responsibility is to log and inspect high pressure boilers and other equipment several times a day to make sure it's running properly for the safety of the building.

Facilities Manager Nathan Huffstetler said it can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.

"Equipment could shut off, so you could run out of air conditioning or heating. Boilers are known to explode so there's always that possibility which is why we're license to operate those equipment," said Huffstetler.

One of the issues with filling the position is that you must have on the job training to learn how to operate the equipment.

The problem is many companies in years past eliminated apprenticeship opportunities.

The job requires a high school diploma or GED and a first class stationary unlimited license is required to apply.

We've provided a link to the job here.

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