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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Boiler Mechanic
Classification Code 60420
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Boiler Mechanic
Position Number 132370
Pay Grade 9
Department Power House Operations - 40330
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; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Employees in this class are under general direction. Work performed in supervising the daily operations of the steam plant; performing necessary inspections, maintenance and repair of the boilers and related equipment and performing related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge of the materials, methods, and principles used in the maintenance and repair of boilers and related equipment. – Knowledge of the use, care, and maintenance of required tools and equipment both specialized and common. – Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. – Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. – Ability to assign, supervise, and inspect the work of others. – Ability to use and operate a variety of tools and equipment required in the performance of duties. – Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions. – Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly. – Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in the operation and repair of high pressure boilers.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date March 2007

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty

Insures that the proper chemical balance in the water is maintained.
Cleans and directs others in cleaning boilers and auxiliary equipment, using scrapers, wire brushes and cleaning solvent.
Inspects and repairs boiler fittings such as safety valves, regulators, automatic control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.
Replaces damaged boiler tubes and plates.
Repairs or replaces high pressure piping.
Performs other work as assigned.

Job Duty Type Essential