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Boiler Operator 2nd Class

Job Title - Watch Engineer

Nights, weekends and holiday shift coverage is required.

Position Summary: Operates and maintains steam boilers and auxiliaries and chiller plant equipment. Represents the Facilities department on nights, weekends and holidays as first contact regarding facilities.

Essential Qualifications: Ability and knowledge required to operate and maintain steam generation and chilled water production and distribution equipment. Ability to react quickly to emergencies. Three years of experience is required.

License/Certification: Minimum of Massachusetts 2nd Class Fireman's License.

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Wheaton College

Steam Fireman

Under the general supervision of the Chief Engineer, perform all duties required to maintain and operate the Collegeís boilers, district steam systems and associated equipment.

  • Operate all boilers, systems and associated equipment, including changing burners, taking on fuel deliveries, switching fuel oil tanks, cleaning strainers and performing water treatment testing as directed. Stand watch on assigned shift during the heating season and day shifts during summer break.
  • Take and record data such as temperature, pressure and level. Determine if data is within operating range and take appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Maintain all boilers, pumps, valves and other equipment in all condensate, feedwater, steam, fuel oil, natural gas and related systems. Ensure that all areas and equipment are kept clean and fully functional.
  • Ensure that all employees have a safe environment and are knowledgeable and properly trained in the use of all equipment used in the Power Plant.
  • Respond to emergencies, power failures or other plant upsets in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Exercise sound judgment when using equipment and chemicals, must follow and use approved safety standards and precautions.
  • Operate college vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner.
  • Perform related work as assigned.
  • Maintain records and perform minor calculations.
  • Place orders for fuel oil as directed and make minor purchases as directed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Assist other departments when requested to do so.
  • Required to work overtime in emergency situations or when special events or projects are scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Massachusetts Second Class Firemenís License
  • Equivalent to four years of Trade School or High School.
  • Must have a valid driverís license and a safe driving record.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload with minimal supervision to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to comprehend Electrical Blueprints and Schematics.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and read and understand written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently, resolve problems and function as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Massachusetts First Class Firemenís License

Physical Demands
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 Ė 80 lbs.
  • Ability to work from ladders and staging without fear of height.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods of time.


ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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