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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Boiler Operator 2
Classification Code 70570
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Boiler Operator 2
Position Number 133130
Pay Grade 5
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 supervision. Work performed in the operation, maintenance and servicing of boilers and performing related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of boiler operation and repair.
  • Ability to service and maintain pipes, valves and gauges on boilers.
  • Ability to maintain boiler operations at the desired level.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to read/comprehend.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the tenth grade. Experience in boiler operations.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods for performing assigned work.

Version Date March 2007
Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Reads and monitors gauges to see that boilers are functioning properly at the required level or range.
  • Operates valves and adjust regulators to control flow of steam or water.
  • Operates valves to blow sludge and scale from pressure system.
  • Performs service work both inside and outside of boilers and bag house filter system.
  • Performs plumbing and repair of air, water, and steam lines.
  • Performs daily chemical testing on city and boiler water.
  • Maintains chemical balance on both city water and boiler feed water so as not to damage boiler or steam lines.
  • Services and maintains all conveyors, elevators, air compressors, gear boxes, etc.
  • Monitors steam flow and opacity charts to stay within state and EPA guidelines.
  • Operates various types of equipment such as a welder, acetylene torch, dump truck, front end loader, back-up generator, steam turbine, etc.
  • Trouble shoots equipment, repairing or replacing.
  • Paints boilers, equipment control panels, cat walks, etc.
    Maintains and cleans heating plant inside and outside.
  • Hauls rocks for grounds crew as needed.
  • Drives front end loader to assist other shops as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Duty Type Essential