Operate three high-pressure, wood-fired boilers in a safe and efficient manner. Maintain proper steam pressure, water levels, and temperatures in boilers, surge tanks and deaerators. Monitor fuel-feed systems and smoke emissions. Accurately record boiler data to daily log sheet. Maintain an updated inventory of tools, chemicals, salt and other utilized items. Report any mechanical issues to Boiler Supervisor and/or shift Maintenance Team Lead.
High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency. Possession of/ability to obtain State of Maine High Pressure Boiler Operator's Permit, or possession of higher license or USCG Steam Engineer License.
Hours of Work 12 hour shifts including weekends and holidays.
Equipment High Pressure Boilers, Deaerators, Pumps, Valves, Filters, Strainers, Chemical containing vessels, hand tools, power tools, computers, automatic controls, local and remote machine user interfaces. Required to wear PPE as assigned.
Qualifications Must have the ability to execute the essential duties. Experience in a related industrial setting and experience operating and/or maintaining steam systems desired.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform preventive maintenance of boiler fans, pipes, fuel-feed systems, chemical lines, opacity meters, electrical systems, and air compressors.
Ensure vats are started per schedule and record temperatures in vat log.
Clean boiler fire back and ash hoppers per set schedule and as needed.
Empty ash collector wheelbarrows at least once per shift.
Maintain proper salt level in brine tank.
Remove any wood plug-ups from fuel-feed system.
Maintain inventory of tools, chemicals, salt, etc.
Perform boiler blow-downs at least once per shift or as required.
Lubricate bearings and motors per schedule.
Demonstrate knowledge of backup feed water systems, and steam and condensate lines.
Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting procedures.
Communicate boiler operation issues with other operators.
Follow lockout procedures and other safety precautions.
Assist in preparing boilers for internal inspection once per year.
Paint equipment as required.
Maintain clean work space.
Function: Perform preventative maintenance and repairs/installations utilizing a wide range of tools including but not limited to basic hand tools, ladders, shovels, wheelbarrows, computers, automatic controls, local and remote machine user interfaces, and others tools as necessary.
Activity: Support operations in performing regular preventive maintenance of boiler fans, pipes, fuel-feed systems, chemical lines, opacity meters, electrical systems, and air compressors. Troubleshoot for functional and operational deficiencies. Ensure vats are started per schedule. Clean boiler fire back and ash hoppers per set schedule and as needed. Empty ash collector wheelbarrows at least once per shift. Maintain proper salt level in brine tank. Remove any wood plug-ups from fuel-feed system. Perform boiler blow-downs at least once per shift or as required. Lubricate bearings and motors per schedule.
Function: Effectively communicate in verbal, written, and electronic formats, in order to perform job-specific tasks and/or required training.
Activity: Utilization of computer for communication, applicable software including but not limited to: electronic mail, required online/internal/external training modules, Excel, MPact and C.M.M.S. software. Maintain a detailed log of materials, parts and supplies. Maintain and communicate daily work log status. Record vat temperatures in Vat log. Communicate boiler operation issues with other operators.
Function: Maintain clean workspace in the Boiler room, as well as areas where tasks are performed. Communicate with team members including Clean Up, as well as other mill employees, to have waste and debris removed from workspace areas, so as not to interfere with production or mechanical operations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 is regularly exposed to inside and outside conditions with extremes of cold and heat, humidity, noise, fumes and dust. Work is fast-paced. Under all circumstances, the employee is expected to work in a safe manner and not to take risks placing him or other employees in danger. Job specific additional training and PPE required for this job. Must be able to work as a team member with management and employees facility wide to identify, prioritize and resolve boiler issues