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Louisiana Operating Engineers License

No State Jurisdictional Boiler & Refrigeration Operator's License Law at this time.

City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans
Department of Safety & Permits Mechanical Inspection Bureau
1300 Perdido Street, Room 7E05
New Orleans, LA 70122

Engineer's Licenses Cover both Boiler's & Refrigeration Machines.

6 months local residency is required to apply for the license.

Licenses from other jurisdictions are recognized.

An Operator is required to be in attendance during boiler operation.

The City of New Orleans has 4 licensing levels:

  1. New Orleans 1st Class Engineer
  2. New Orleans 2nd Class Engineer
  3. New Orleans 3rd Class Engineer
  4. New Orleans Special Operator's Certificate

New Orleans, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances: PART II - CODE, Chapter 26 ARTICLE One:

City of New Orleans Requirements for (having) an Operating Engineer

First Class Engineer License provides a license with Unlimited Boilers HP, Steam Engines and Internal Combustion Engines HP, Refrigeration and/or Chillers using Group A1, B2 Refrigerants - Unlimited Tonnage.

A Second Class Engineer License shall be required for any operator to oversee or manage any of the above equipment under the direct supervision and guidance of a First Class Engineer. The First Class Engineer must be continuously available to advise the Second Class Engineer(s) whom he supervises. A Second Class License is required for Boilers up to 150 horsepower, Steam Engines up to 150 horsepower, Internal combustion engines up to 150 horsepower, and Refrigeration / Chillers using Group A1, B2 Refrigerants up to 200 tons, but not more than 15 systems. However, the Chillers using Group A1 Refrigerants; up to 200 tons but not more than 15 systems cannot have a size of any individual unit over 60 tons.

A Third Class Engineer License shall be required for any operator to oversee or manage any of the above equipment under the direct supervision and guidance of a Second Class Engineer. The Second Class Engineer must be continuously available to advise the Third Class Engineer(s) whom he supervises. A Third Class License is required for Boilers up to 75 horsepower, Steam engines up to 75 horsepower, Internal combustion engines up to 75 horsepower, and Refrigeration and/or Chillers systems using Group A1, B2 Refrigerants, up to 100 tons.

City of New Orleans Operating Engineer's License Qualifications

A first-class engineer shall have four (4) years of practical experience in the management, operation or construction of steam engines, boilers, internal combustion engines, refrigeration or air conditioning equipment except that those who are graduates of a recognized technical college or a graduate of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship training school, who are only required to have two (2) years of practical experience.

A second-class engineer shall be an operating engineer, having at least three (3) years of practical experience in the management, operation or construction of steam engines, boilers, internal combustion engines, refrigeration or air conditioning equipment; except that those applicants who are graduates from a recognized technical college, trade school or a graduate of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship training school, are required to have one and one-half (1½) years of practical experience.

A third-class engineer shall have at least 2 years experience as an apprentice or junior engineer or fireman, etc., except that graduates of a recognized technical college, trade school or a graduate of a U.S. Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship training school, are required to have one (1) year of practical experience.

A Special Operator license to operate boilers, steam or internal combustion engines specified in this code, shall be an operating engineer, having at least 2 years practical experience as an apprentice in the operation of steam engines, boilers, or internal combustion engines. Applicants for a Special Operator licenses coming under the classifications of this Code must, to the satisfaction of the Director, establish their familiarity with the operation of the equipment in their care.

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