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  • 1) Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam that supplies heat or power for buildings or industrial processes: Lights gas- or oil-fed burners, using torch.

  • 2) Starts pulverizer and stoker to grind and feed coal into furnace of boiler.

  • 3) Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators, stoker, pulverizer, and burners.

  • 4) Turns valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water level, and steam pressure of boiler.

  • 5) Observes boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and makes repairs, such as changing burners and tightening pipes and fittings.

  • 6) May test and treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals.

  • 7) May maintain log of meter and gauge readings and record data, such as water test results and quantity of fuel consumed.

  • 8) May be designated according to fuel burned, type of boilers, or class of license required.




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DOT:   950.382-010

Job Number: 942