Periodically clean boilers inside and out, removing soot and other residue from floors, firesides, and boiler tubes, using electric tube cleaners, water hoses, and other hand tools. Inspect for excessive scaling, cracks or other defects. Disassemble and reassemble such parts as necessary to facilitate cleaning of the boiler and its working parts. Take boiler off the line preparatory to overhauling and places boiler back on line on completion of maintenance and repair.
Maintain freeze protection system. Maintain and properly respond to alarms from the automated system. May be required to evacuate a building in the event of a dangerous situation equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.
Check boilers on a day-to-day basis for proper functioning, detection of leaks or other problems, replaces or does minor repairs on defective or damaged parts. Make routine repairs on boilers, related equipment, and power plant fixtures. Replace packing, and some worn parts. Periodically overhaul solenoids, fans, and repairs leaks in water and steam lines and assists in major repairs as directed by superior. Perform various cleaning and maintenance duties such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, lubricating equipment, and painting floors, pipes, fixtures, and equipment in the power plant.
May relieve or substitute for other positions performing all routine duties regularly assigned to such positions, typically involving maintenance duties. Read and record information from various gauges and instrumentation devices; manipulate controls to attain desired level.
Must be able to change system from gas fuel to fuel oil when required by the gas company. Maintain chemical treatment of boilers to keep boilers and pipes from deteriorating and as energy efficient as possible.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school graduate or equivalent; demonstrated skills may offset this requirement.
Boiler Fireman's license or equivalent experience to obtain the license within twelve (12) months is required. (Six years of experience in this area normally required to maintain a city license).
Knowledge of heating boilers with ability to operate boilers and associated equipment.
Good physical health and physical coordination.
Central Plant/Chiller Experience
Full Time/Part Time
Full time position.
$18.20 - $24.11 per hour.
Sunday through Thursday, Midnight to 8:00 a.m.
Open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.
Under direct supervision, receives daily oral instructions and occasional written instructions on work to be performed
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