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  • 1) Maintains and repairs stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries, using handtools and portable power tools: Cleans or directs other workers to clean boilers and auxiliary equipment, using scrapers, wire brush and cleaning solvent.

  • 2) Inspects and repairs boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, and water columns, and auxiliary machines, such as pumps, draft fans, stokers, and burners.

  • 3) Replaces damaged boiler tubes and plates.

  • 4) Repairs or replaces high-pressure piping, using power saw, gas torch, threading die, and welding equipment.

  • 5) May patch boiler insulation with cement.

  • 6) May paint surface of equipment, using brush.

  • 7) May perform water pressure test by pumping water into system to determine location of leaks.

  • 8) May remove and replace defective firebrick, using hammer and chisel.

  • 9) May operate lathe and milling machine to repair or make parts, such as valve stems and pump shafts.




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DOT:   805.361-010

Job Number: 944