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Boiler Plant Operator

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Job ID
# of Openings
Facilities Management
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Recruiter: Phones : Number
(757) 502-4101
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SJS Executives is seeking an experienced boiler plant operator. Our ideal candidate will have an understanding of drawings and circuit diagrams of the boiler plant and auxiliary equipment to quickly locate defects in the system and perform minor repairs. The candidate will also have comprehensive knowledge of maintenance requirements and the procedures or adjustments required controlling pollutants.


  • Operates all equipment in a boiler plant to produce and control the amount of steam necessary to meet demands. These demands are significantly affected by the large amounts of steam or high pressure temperature water provide by the boiler plant. Ignites fires, puts boilers in service, and closes down boilers. 
  • Responsible for making complex determinations due to the amounts of steam or high temperature water provided by the plant.
  • Periodically makes rounds of the plant to visually check equipment to see that is operating properly.
  • Independently plans and carries out the work in accordance with established operating methods and procedures.
  • Maintains constant observation of flow meters and charts to determine how much steam is being produced, whether it is meeting or exceeding demands, how much fuel is being used, etc.
  • Fires up to take boilers off the line. Determines whether to up or lower fires in boilers, whether to use pressure reducing valves, whether water pumps should be started or stopped and for how long.
  • Adjusts firing controls, fuel feeds, and air drafts for best combustion efficiency. 
  • Operates numerous auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, water heaters, fans, and de-aerating equipment. 
  • Collects samples of boiler water, performs prescribed tests, and determines amount of chemicals to be fed into boilers for treatment of water and control of corrosion and chemical concentrations. 
  • Maintains constant observation for defects in the system. In the event problems arise, either repairs malfunctions or notifies the supervisor.
  • Follows standard emergency procedures until trouble can be corrected. 
  • Maintains logs, records, and other plant data as required.  The work is shall be checked through occasional observation for adherence to operating techniques and established procedures.
  • Performs routine operational maintenance, e.g., cleans burners, oils and grease moving parts, packs valves and pumps, cleans oil strainers, etc. 
  • knowledge of the fuels used, the chemical reactions involved combustion, and the proper fuel air ratio needed for maximum efficiency.
  • Locate and repair limited electrical problems in oil burning controls, safety devices, etc. Operates various types of air conditioning and cooling systems.
  • Starts stops and adjusts equipment. Regulates refrigerant, water temperatures and pressures by manipulating appropriate switches, rheostats, valves and levers. 
  • Tours the plant making minor repairs, oiling and greasing equipment, thawing frozen valves, replacing fuses and defective recording devices.
  • Knowledge of the location and function of all equipment controls, meters and gauges in the plant, and experienced skill to determine appropriate action to meet significantly complex demands.
  • Maintains log of plant equipment and keeps all machinery and spaces clean. 
  • learn and utilize this software platform - NAVFAC’s MAXIMO
  • Emergency/On-Call: may be required to respond to job related emergencies, within 1 hour of notification.
  • May occasionally work from scaffolds and platforms and may perform strenuous work while standing, sitting, or lying. May frequently lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally items weighing more with assistance of material lifting devices or other workers.
  • Majority of work is performed indoors; however, Contractor will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, dirt, noise, unpleasant odors, toxic fumes, soot, toxic dust, water, fuel oil, chemicals and all types of weather conditions. Work may result in cuts, bruises, or burns from steam, heat, chemicals or machinery. Exposed to eye injuries and frostbite from escaping refrigerants.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Class 3 Stationary Engineer - Washington State license or boil plant operator license
  • Must be able to pass background check and drug screen
  • Must have clean driving record



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