BOILER OPERATOR REPAIRER
Under direction in a state department, agency or institution,
operates and makes repairs to stationary steam boilers or
steam generators and auxiliary boiler equipment serving:
(1) a building of public assembly and having the safety
valve set at fifteen pounds per square inch gauge or less
and having 499 square feet of heating surface or (2) having
safety valves set higher than fifteen pounds per square inch
gauge and rated over six boiler horsepower but not over
500 boiler horsepower or (3) having safety valves set higher
than fifteen pounds per square inch gauge and rated over
500 boiler horsepower but not over 1,000 boiler horsepower
on a shift under the general supervision of a properly licensed
engineer or (4) having safety valves set higher than 15 pounds
per square inch gauge and rated over 1,000 boiler horsepower
on a shift under the immediate direction of, and responsible to,
a properly licensed engineer in charge of the shift; performs
basic work involved in varied types of building maintenance
and repair tasks; does related work as required.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Fires stationary boilers used in generating power to supply
steam to heating plants, turbines, and other steam powered
Fuels boilers by regulating automatic stokers, hand firing,
and regulating the flow of oil in oil burners.
Manipulates valves to control the operation of feed pump
governors and pressure control gauges.
Sees that water is maintained in the boiler at the required
Maintains the fires in the boilers at the proper thickness
and regulates the draft to obtain the most efficient results.
Does the work involved in the repair, maintenance, and
installation of grate units, tubes, and caps, and in turbining
Tours the boiler room to observe operating equipment, meters,
and gauges, to ensure that equipment is operating according to
instructions; starts, stops, adjusts, and regulates the equipment
and regulates pump speed.
Participates in the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds,
and utility systems, including plumbing, masonry, carpentry, painting,
electrical work, refrigeration, air conditioning, and sheet metal,
mechanical, and automotive work.
Replaces worn or defective parts on equipment.
May repair and clean boilers, locks, appliances, fixtures, machinery,
circuits and generators.
Measures and records amounts of fuel used.
Washes boiler and pump rooms and does other work to maintain
the areas in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
Makes emergency repairs and does the work required to keep
the machines and equipment in good operating condition.
Makes simple tests of boiler water to determine the amount
of hardness, acidity, and alkalinity and may operate boiler water
conditioning apparatus and equipment.
Obtains, stores, safeguards, and properly uses equipment,
materials, and supplies.
Keeps essential records and files of the results of systematic
readings of fuel consumption, pressure, draft conditions,
temperature, and steam flow.
May operate, maintain or repair air conditioning and refrigeration
Sweeps and cleans furnace rooms, keeps flues clean, picks up
trash adjacent to furnace rooms and places in containers, and
keeps trash compounds clean at all times.
Becomes familiar with the normal operations of blowers motors
and regulators and reports promptly any that are not operating
Reports breakage of or damage to furnaces or heaters promptly.
Reports to the proper individual whenever the fuel supply is
Adjusts drafts, oils pumps, electric motors, and other boiler
Makes minor repairs to buildings and equipment, and/or
performs general building services.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information
systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
One (1) year of experience in general maintenance repair work
and work involving the operation of stationary steam boilers and
auxiliary equipment of a power plant or low pressure heating plant.
Applicants must possess a current, valid Black Seal Boiler Operator
License of the appropriate type (high or low pressure) issued by the
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the varied types of machines and equipment used
in a power plant and in a high pressure heating plant, including
the supplies, materials, and tools used in lubricating and cleaning
machinery and equipment.
Knowledge of the problems, methods, and techniques used
in repairing, maintaining, and installing grate units, tubes, and
caps and in turbining boilers.
Knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of firing
stationary boilers and the varied types of stokers and their
operation, including the several types of safety devices and
Knowledge of the proper levels for water in boilers to secure
the maximum in safety and efficient operation.
Knowledge of the problems, procedures, and methods used
in maintaining the fires at the proper thickness and the
regulation of the drafts so as to obtain the most efficient
Knowledge of the methods, supplies, and materials used
in washing and cleaning the boiler and pump rooms.
Knowledge of the methods used in obtaining, storing,
safeguarding, and properly using equipment, materials,
Knowledge of the maintenance of records and files showing
the results of systematic readings of fuel consumption,
pressure, draft conditions, temperature, and steam flow.
Ability to analyze steam boiler equipment operation and
maintenance problems, organize assigned work, and develop
effective work methods.
Ability to fire stationary boilers used in generating power to
supply steam to turbines and other equipment powered by
Ability to fuel boilers by the regulation of automatic stokers,
by hand firing, and by regulating the flow of oil in oil burners.
Ability to control the operations of feed pump governors and
pressure control gauges.
Ability to maintain the water in the boilers at the needed levels
and to regulate the draft to obtain the required results.
Ability to inspect and check safety devices and units and to keep
the machinery and equipment properly cleaned and lubricated.
Ability to repair, maintain, and install tubes, caps, and grate units
and in turbining boilers.
Ability to take and record on log sheets readings from
Ability to maintain the boiler and pump areas in a clean,
orderly, and safe condition.
Ability to prepare and maintain records and files showing the
results of systematic readings of fuel consumption, pressure,
draft conditions, temperature, and steam flow.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office,
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.