Membership in the Chief Engineers Association is open to individuals who work within the industries of power engineering and/or real estate asset management and who serve in supervisory positions. Members pay a one-time petition fee of $30.00, and dues of $100.00 per year. Associate members pay $30.00 per year. All members receive an annual subscription to the Chief Engineer Magazine delivered monthly to their home or office; an invitation to attend monthly educational meetings where cocktails and dinner is always served and the opportunity to attend other social activities such as the annual picnic at no additional cost to active members and for a $50 dinner and drink fee for associate members. In addition, members have the opportunity of attending other Association activities such as the annual golf outing, the gala dinner dance and the association vendor fair.
The Chief Engineers Association has two types of membership, Active and Associate:
- Active Membership. Active membership is available to all Chief Operating Engineers, Assistant Chief Operating Engineers and Lead Operating Engineers who meet the following requirements:
- Chief Engineer: Must be an active Chief Engineer of a plant, building, school, hospital or other institution, with at least two (2) years experience as an Operating Engineer and be in responsible charge of a boiler or engineer room.
- Assistant Chief Engineer: Must be an active Assistant Chief Engineer of a plant, building, school, hospital or other institution, with at least two (2) years experience as an Operating Engineer and be in responsible charge of two (2) or more engineering personnel.
- Associate Membership . Company owner, Salesperson, Sales Engineer, etc. of a firm dealing with operating engineers. Company that this person is representing must be an advertiser in the CHIEF ENGINEER magazine, for a minimum of 6 times in a given year, 1/8th page or larger.
Both Active and Associate membership can attend a Educational Meeting and social events of the Association. Attendance of no charge meeting or social events are limited to the paid registered Associate members only. Additional company representatives wishing to attend on a regular basis must also be a paid registered Associate member.
Only Active chiefs have membership voting rights pertaining to Association business and procedure.
*The petition period typically lasts for less than 60 days. Upon approval new members will receive their onboarding packages and enjoy their new status as Members of the Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland.