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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7057 

Occ. Group: 416.188 

Boiler Operator 2

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. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Reads and monitors gauges to see that boilers are functioning properly at the required level or range.

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

Operates valves to blow sludge and scale from pressure system.

Performs service work both inside and outside of boilers and bag house filter system.

Performs plumbing and repair of air, water, and steam lines.

Performs daily chemical testing on city and boiler water.

Maintains chemical balance on both city water and boiler feed water so as not to damage boiler or steam lines.

Services and maintains all conveyors, elevators, air compressors, gear boxes, etc.

Monitors steam flow and opacity charts to stay within state and EPA guidelines.

Operates various types of equipment such as a welder, acetylene torch, dump truck, front end loader, back-up generator, steam turbine, etc.

Trouble shoots equipment, repairing or replacing.

Paints boilers, equipment control panels, cat walks, etc.

Maintains and cleans heating plant inside and outside.

Hauls rocks for grounds crew as needed.

Drives front end loader to assist other shops as needed.

Performs other related duties 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 communicate effectively.

Ability to read/comprehend.

Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations. 

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             
09/01/96        5     333023214

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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