Boiler Mechanic

Posted on 2016-12-20

Description

Summary Maintains and repairs stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries by performing the following duties. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

 Cleans boilers and auxiliary equipment. 

 Inspects and repairs boiler fittings such as safety valves, regulators, automatic control mechanisms, and water columns, and auxiliary machines such as pumps, draft fans, stokers, and burners. 

 Repairs or replaces high pressure piping not including power piping. 

 Performs water pressure test by pumping water into system to determine location of leaks. 

 Performs all tasks of a mechanical nature necessary to test, calibrate, set-up, adjust, repair, overhaul, maintain, assemble or install all types of tasks assigned to the complete running of the boiler and steam system, including the de-aerator, softeners, and brine tank.  Is skilled in the light overhaul, operation, repair and maintenance of all types of pumps, and all other general mechanical equipment. 

 Obtains a working knowledge of motor generators, and diesel engines used as back-up sources for the boilers. 

 Understands and can explain the principles of combustion for different boiler fuels. 

 Obtains a working knowledge of boiler controls to maintain plant steam pressure and to maintain efficient boiler performance. 

 Shall be able to explain the function and operation of all controls on the boilers, and the de-aerator system.  He shall be able to light off the boilers, blow down the boilers, and shut down the boilers in a safe manner.  Shall be familiar with the rules in the Boiler Operation Manual regarding Attendance on the Boilers. 

 Shall know all possible methods of feeding water to the boilers, and shall know what will happen if the water was permitted below the lowest permissible operating level or what would happen if the water was carried too high. 

Obtains a working knowledge in proper procedures for the hydro testing of boilers and steam lines, and in the proper procedures for laying up boilers wet or dry. 

 Obtains a working knowledge of installation and repair of threaded pipe, flanges and valves (air or manual). 

 Understands how to administer tests for steam and water quality. 

 Responsible for the backwash and regeneration of water softeners. 

 Must be familiar with OSHA, PART 1910, SUBPART M: COMPRESSED AIR EQUIPMENT, and all applicable state codes and laws. 

 Be familiar with all welding techniques to facilitate boiler repair and associated equipment systems. 

 


Requirements

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.