Boiler Plant Operator
Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.
Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.
May be required to work overtime or varying hours to include shift work.
Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record.
Work in close proximity to and or in an ammunition and explosives demilitarization facility.
Boiler operators must perform routine maintenance on the equipment and systems in a facility as part of their job. They will use hand or power tools when performing tasks like replacing defective valves, filters, or steam gauges on a heating system. Keeping safety at the forefront, boiler operators will watch the system during operation and attend to any additional problems. Once all is in working order, they will record their assessments on a daily sheet and keep a written account of their watch, such as date and time of the round and any adverse conditions of the plant.
Maintain proper water temperature, steam pressure, and all equipment located in a gas, oil, coal fired high pressure steam or high temperature water boiler plant. Adhere to operating instructions, efficiency of work methods, procedural and safety regulations.
Operate all equipment to produce and control the amount of steam or high temperature water necessary to meet demands. Periodically perform visual inspection of equipment to ensure proper operation.
Maintain constant observation of flow meters and charts to determine level of steam production, ability to meet demands, fuel consumption, and evaporation levels. Determine the need for adjusting fires, using pressure reducing valves, starting and stopping water pumps, etc. Adjust firing controls for correct air fuel mixture, fuel feeds, and drafts for best combustion efficiency.
Operate auxiliary equipment such as automatic coal and ash handling systems, water heaters, and pumps, forced and induced draft fans, and de-aerating equipment. Assist boilermakers in the maintenance of boilers, auxiliary equipment, and machines. Follow Safety Data Sheet guidelines for handling, storage, and disposal of Hazardous Materials.
Perform other duties of the same or lower level of difficulty as assigned.
May be assigned occasional duties of a higher level of difficulty than those listed above.
This position is designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to the requirements of the HWAD Medical Surveillance Plan and Matrix and the HWAD A&D Program. As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, drug testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by 29 CFR and Army Regulations: AR 190-11, AR 190-13 and DOD Contractors Safety Manual 4145.26
Must be a United States or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD) site access.
Good writing and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to operate a computerized based terminal.
Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment.
Must maintain fitness-for-duty standards to perform the essential functions of the position, to include any HWAD drill, contingency and/or emergency requirement.
Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner. Perform safety sensitive duties.
Must be able to obtain and maintain all certifications as required by the Master Training Plan. Basic Qualification: Must be 18 years or older
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State driver’s license.
Must also be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of government security clearance as well as a clearance through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and be favorably vetted through the NCIC III System.
Two (2) years full-time experience in operation and maintenance of high pressure vessels or mechanical background preferred.
• Must be able to perform skilled to semi-skilled tasks including but not limited to operating and maintaining equipment, tools, vehicle and material handling equipment.
• Data logging, record keeping, laboratory, sampling, testing and filing skills are preferred.