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East Tennessee State University

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


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. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

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

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.

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