Title Code: 6305
Steam and Chiller Operator
Skill Level: 7
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
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
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.
Work performed in monitoring, adjusting, and repairing boiler and chiller systems
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Lights off and shuts down boilers
Monitors gauges, charts, sight gauges
Adjusts pump pressures and flow rates
Performs major and minor maintenance on boiler and chiller including oiling turbines and pack pumps
Mixes hazardous chemicals for boiler treatment to prevent corrosion of tubes
Periodically lubricates and services pumps
Operates chillers using automatic system
Uses common hand tools, plumber's tools, and power hand tools
Maintains daily log of all boiler operations and procedures
Receives all maintenance calls after hours
Performs other duties as assigned
All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.
These functions may vary by institution.
Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.
Employees work under general supervision. Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.
High school diploma or GED; or four years experience as a high pressure steam boiler operator plus three months cumulative experience in painting/priming of boilers and associated equipment; or heating course (which includes boiler troubleshooting techniques) and three years experience as a high pressure steam boiler operator plus three months cumulative experience in painting/priming of boilers and associated equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics
Knowledge of pipefitting procedures
Knowledge of boiler equipment
Knowledge of chiller repair and maintenance
Ability to operate high pressure boilers
Ability to troubleshoot boiler problems
Ability to explain and demonstrate methods and procedures
Ability to schedule and plan the work of others
Skill in the use of tools and equipment common to the painting trade
Ability to use proper painting/priming techniques
Ability to keep records and make reports
Ability to safely use cleaning chemicals
Ability to act as group leader for employees performing routine tasks
Ability to install and repair plumbing fixtures
Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions
Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information
Date Skill Evaluation
5/2004 7 642023214
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.