The Boiler Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining boilers, chillers, and related equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Conducts regular inspections of facilities to check gauges, turn boilers on/off, set temperatures, and treat water with chemicals.
Cleans water filters to allow unobstructed flow of water into treatment tanks and adjusts the flow of water by regulating valves. Records gauge readings, such as pressure and temperature.
Collects samples of water and performs simple chemical tests, using meters to monitor condition of water and bleeds water and gas regulators as needed.
Cleans chemical feeders, adjusts flow gauges, and fills with proper chemicals to be added into water. Checks oil and grease levels on pumps.
Performs minor maintenance on boilers and other equipment.
Changes filters, bearings, belts, and oil in various heating and cooling systems.
Cleans boiler rooms and paints boilers as needed.
Assists in the disassembling and reassembling of boilers and air conditioning equipment for inspection, cleaning, and minor maintenance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the maintenance and operation of low pressure boilers. Ability to evaluate operating and maintenance problems with boilers and related equipment and determine solutions. Ability to perform minor maintenance on boilers and heating/air conditioning equipment.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in boiler operations or a related field.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must be certified as a Low Pressure Boiler Operator by the Department of Labor