Boiler Operator Duties
This is skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and
servicing of high pressure steam boilers and related equipment
on an assigned shift.
Work involves responsibility for the operation, servicing, and
repair of high pressure steam boilers, pumps, motors, oil
heaters, gas controls, emergency power generators, coal stokers,
fly ash arresters, forced draft systems, safety devices,
turbines, boiler controls, and recording devices. Work is
performed according to established procedures under the general
supervision of a high level employee who reviews the work by
observing the boiler operation for achievement of desired
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operates and adjusts high pressure gas, oil, and coal fired
boilers in the steam generating plant.
Maintains maximum boiler efficiency by adjusting, reading, and
interpreting gauges, indicators, and steam flow meters.
Maintains oil heaters, pumps, oil storage facilities, and oil
Operates steam plant as situation warrants on natural gas, oil,
Observes boiler plant operations through use of electronic or
pneumatic controls, pressure gauges, and safety devices.
Supervises or performs the chemical testing and treatment of
boiler feed water.
Maintains various records and reports relative to steam plant
Exercises supervision over employees allocated to the class of
Boiler Operator I.
Makes regular checks of plant equipment and makes adjustments,
repairs, and services equipment as required.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and considerable
experience in the maintenance and operation of steam boilers; or
any equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of
high pressure steam generation plant equipment.
Thorough knowledge of steam plant safety standards and
Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams, written
orders, control gauges, manufacturer's operating instructions
books, and to record boiler plant information.
Ability to operate and regulate boiler plant equipment and to
make adjustments as required for plant output.
Ability to understand and follow complex oral or written
instructions on proper plant operation.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Skill in repairing and maintaining various types of steam plant