Operates and maintains boiler and refrigeration equipment and systems, and the process waste treatment equipment and systems. This includes but is not limited to: steam and condensate systems, air compressors, dryers, plant water and fire protection systems, and to provide utilities such as heating, cooling, air for industrial processes by performing the following duties.
Start up, operate and shut down of boiler, refrigeration and auxiliary systems.
Reads meters and gages or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
Records data such as temperature of equipment, hours of operation, fuel consumed, temperature or pressure, water levels, analysis of flue gases.
Records tank levels, chemical and lubricant supplies.
Records other readings in daily logs and sheets as assigned.
Adjusts manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment or systems, or to shut down equipment.
Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment, or lubrication.
Maintains equipment by tightening fittings, repacking bearings, replacing packing glands, seals, gaskets, valves, recorders, gages, and cleaning or replacing burners or other components.
Troubleshoots, repairs and welds equipment as needed to maintain operations.
Oils and lubricates equipment as specified or needed
Performs water titration tests and adds chemical additives, such as salt and chemicals into tanks to prevent scale buildup and to clean boiler lines.
Records operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operators logs as assigned.
Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must read, write and communicate in English.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. With personal protective equipment the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, occasionally works in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.