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Board of Examiners of Stationary Engineers and Refrigeration Operators (SE-RO)

About the board

The Board of Examiners of Stationary Engineers and Refrigeration Operators of the City as provided for in Article XII of the Charter of the City of Rochester is responsible for:

  • Investigating and examining the knowledge and technical ability of each applicant for a license to engage in or perform the work of a stationary engineer or a refrigeration operator in the City of Rochester. 
  • The Board has the authority to determine the material on which applicants are tested.
  • The Board shall meet regularly at a time and place fixed by it and may adopt rules and regulations for the transaction of its business. 
  • The Board may adopt rules and regulations to govern its action in exercising its powers and duties and may amend such rules and regulations at any time.
  • A majority vote of the Board is required for the adoption or amendment of such rules and regulations.
  • A quorum for regular and special meetings shall be three members. The decision of the majority present shall prevail, except as otherwise provided in the adoption of the Board's rules and regulations and amendments thereto. 

Duties of the Board include:

  • Revoking, canceling, or suspending a license for cause.
  • Authorizing the issuance of licenses. The Board shall not limit the number of licenses issued.
  • Investigating charges preferred against a license holder.
  • Maintaining an orderly set of records and shall perform such other duties as required of it and as may be directed by ordinance of the Council.

SE/RO Licensing Information Online 

Appointment process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and are subject to confirmation by the City Council.  Board members will serve a 3-year term and may serve without limit to the number of terms.

SE/RO board membership requirements and length of term

This Board, which consists of 6 members, is as follows:

  • At least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • 5 members shall hold valid licenses in at least the first or second-highest classification, adequately representing the interests of stationary engineering and refrigeration operation.
  • 1 member will be the Commissioner of Neighborhood and Business Development or his/her representative.

Members shall be Monroe County residents, with preference given to City residents. Board members will serve a 3-year term and may serve without limit to the number of terms.

Current board members

Chance Sullivan, 
Chief Stationary Engineer/R1
William Perez    Chief Stationary Engineer
Walter DodsonChief Stationary Engineer
Lillie Wilson-Ladd, SecretaryChief Stationary Engineer
Vacant Seat(Need to fill for Guy Pietrantoni retirement)
Casmic Reid    City Ex-Officio

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