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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7055 

Occ. Group: 416.188 

Boiler Operator

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 supervision. Work performed in the operation, maintenance and servicing of boilers and performing related work as required. Supervision may be available on call. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Checks gauges to see that boilers are functioning properly at the required level.

Operates valves and adjust regulators to control flow of steam or water.

Operates valves to blow sludge and scale from pressure system.

Maintains and cleans boiler room.

Assists in performing service work on boilers when necessary.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of boiler operation and repair.

Ability to service and maintain pipes, valves and gauges on boilers.

Ability to maintain boiler operations at the desired level.

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. Successful completion of the tenth grade. Experience in boiler operations. 

  Date     Skill         Eval           
4/27/82     4      223023214

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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