Title Code: 6045
Occ. Group: 413.845
 

BOILER MECHANIC

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT
to intellectual achievement is embraced.

DEFINITION

Employees in this class are under general direction. Work performed in supervising the daily operations of the steam plant; performing necessary inspections, maintenance and repair of the boilers and related equipment and performing related work as required.
 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

- Insures that the proper chemical balance in the water is maintained.

- Cleans and directs others in cleaning boilers and auxiliary equipment, using scrapers, wire brushes and cleaning solvent.

- Inspects and repairs boiler fittings such as safety valves, regulators, automatic control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.

- Replaces damaged boiler tubes and plates.

- Repairs or replaces high pressure piping.

- Performs other work as assigned.
 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

- Knowledge of the materials, methods, and principles used in the maintenance and repair of boilers and related equipment.

- Knowledge of the use, care, and maintenance of required tools and equipment both specialized and common.

- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

- Ability to assign, supervise, and inspect the work of others.

- Ability to use and operate a variety of tools and equipment required in the performance of duties.

- Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

- Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in the operation and repair of high pressure boilers.
 

  Date     Skill         Eval           
5/2004      9       633233224