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Boiler Tender - United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, CO

Government and Military

United States Probation Officer


Fort Carson, Colorado, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Boiler Tender - United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, CO


The primary purpose of this position is to tend to one or more boilers to produce high-temperature water for the USAF Academy project site. Incumbent is to perform various boiler tender functions such as, but not limited to:

  • Fire boilers, observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts which register various aspects of boiler operation. Adjusts controls to ensure safe and efficient boiler operation to meet demands for high-temperature water.
  • Maintain log in which various aspects of boiler operation are recorded.
  • Clean, oil, make minor repairs or assist in repairs to boiler room equipment.
  • Following prescribed methods, treat boiler water with chemicals and analyze boiler water for such things as acidity, causticity, and alkalinity.
  • Install and maintain low- and high-pressure pipe lines and equipment utilized in distribution of high temperature hot water. Maintain and repair of hot water boilers, and steam boilers. Determine location of heating units, pumps, steam hot water tanks, pipe fabrications, etc., as specified by written or verbal instructions, sketches and/or blue prints. Install low and high pressure assembles and bolts heating unit into place. Perform maintenance of hot water and steam boilers. Replace damage and/or worn out components as required by using hand tools or power tools and equipment. Observe boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and make repairs, such as changing burners and tightening pipes and fittings. Modify and maintain pipe systems and related machines and equipment required for the safe and efficient distribution of hot water/steam by cutting, welding, threading, and uniting pipe.
  • Operate a centrally-controlled, computerized (EMCS) Energy Management Control System utilizing Siemens software. Monitor, troubleshoot and adjust HVAC parameters in order to support HVAC craftsmen in adjusting HVAC systems during working and non-working hours. Provide information to Maintenance Workers – HVAC/Electrical, Mechanics, and Technicians utilizing alarm log and cold/hot calls from Production Control. Coordinates maintenance activities by ensuring that proper supervisors, skilled tradesmen and/or technicians are contacted regarding maintenance needs. After power failures occur, incumbent monitors and assures that equipment is restarted to preclude excessive demand on HVAC systems failures causing downtime and related maintenance time denoting changes in building temperature.
  • Respond to after-hour service calls as the Service Call Dispatcher for the USAF Academy utilities and various base-wide facilities such as roads, water, gas, electrical power outages, Fire Department and the Security Forces Department. Service Dispatcher determines whether a service call meets the Emergency criteria and directs the activities of the On-Call craftsmen to perform the appropriate function. Maintains a detailed Service Call Incident Log for all issues to Production Control to enter into the work order system.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience and/or formal vocational/technical training providing knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the duties as identified above.
  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. Technical school/certificate/degree preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (Tier 1) background check.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check.
  • Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must have practical knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Must be able to perform duties under adverse weather conditions (extreme cold / heat, etc.).
  • Must be able to perform stand-by duties when scheduled and report to work within one hour of notification.
  • Must be able to work alternate and extended shift schedules when necessary to meet the mission requirements of the customer to include weekends and holidays.
  • Physically fit to bend, stoop, and lift in awkward positions and able to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a team or alone and be able to change jobs on short notice.


  • Performs all assigned duties in accordance with established policies, procedures, and directives. Displays courtesy and skill in dealing with internal and external customers, coworkers, and management.
  • Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Accurately maintains and updates records to enable quick and efficient retrieval of information.
  • Follows up on suspense items to ensure timely completion.
  • Consistently produces quality products and service.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining quality performance.
  • Complete all training within required timeline.
  • Perform all work in a safe and secure manner.
  • Demonstrates dependability in all aspects of work.
  • Must be able to carry out oral and written instructions in an acceptable manner.
  • Must follow prescribed standards of dress, hygiene, and conduct while representing the company. Resolves problems promptly with minimal adverse impact on functional operation.

Hourly Rate: $32.78

Eligible employees will be able to select from a variety of benefit options to include: Medical, Dental, Vision Plans; Health Care Flexible Spending; Employee Assistance Plan; Disability Benefits; 401k Savings Plans; Holidays and Paid Time Off; Tuition Assistance Program.

Amentum will never charge a recruiting fee.


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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