Boiler Operator

Boiler Operators run, maintain and repair boilers, engines and other mechanical plant equipment used to provide heating, cooling and/or steam for power to operate machinery.

Duties and tasks

  • Add chemicals to boilers and flues to condition water
  • Adhere to strict occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Conduct general maintenance and repairs on pipes and valves
  • Monitor fuel delivery equipment, temperatures and pressure
  • Operate boilers and other associated stationary engines and mechanical plant
  • Perform regular services and cleaning on boilers and associated plant

Skills required

  • Able to Follow Instructions
  • Good Manual Dexterity
  • Physically Fit and Able to Perform Manual Work
  • Safety Awareness
  • Strong Attention to Detail and Accuracy

Working conditions

Boiler Operators usually work regular business hours, however, some shift work and overtime may be required. They may have to stand on their feet for long periods at a time, work in confined spaces or at heights and in hot, dusty and noisy conditions.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Industry Group
Boiler Training Australia
Manufacturing Skills Australia

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