Top Boiler Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Boiler Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Boiler Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.5% of Boiler Operator resumes contained Boilers as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Boiler Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Boiler Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Boilers

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Here's how Boilers is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operated and oversaw coal/fire boilers, auxiliary equipment, and emissions control equipment according to Environmental Protection Agency Guidelines and Standards.
  • Worked independently on second shift operating and maintaining boilers at multiple locations.
  • Operate up to three operational boilers and their associated equipment concurrently.
  • Monitored and maintained boilers and made sure that they were operating efficiently
  • Started and secured boilers using automated sequencing system and manually.
  • Maintained the boilers and monitored temperature gauges for efficiency.
  • Operated facility steam boilers and performed routine testing.
  • Operated power generating equipment, including boilers.
  • Manage High-Pressure Boilers and 3rd Class Refrigeration/Non-Ammonia.
  • Operated four 800 horsepower Cleaver Brooks model LE steam boilers as well as other boilers of various sizes at different locations.
  • Operate three water tube boilers, daily testing of boiler water, operate 2000 ton chill water plant and cooling towers.
  • Fire coal furnaces by hand or with stokers and gas- or oil-fed boilers, using automatic gas feeds or oil pumps.
  • Operate, maintain and repair four boilers that are used for heat, laundry, kitchen and domestic hot water.
  • Maintain proper water treatment and temperature, for domestic hot water heaters and swimming pools and feed-water treatment for boilers.
  • Operated high-pressure boilers, monitor temperatures and pressures, test boiler water to maintain TDS levels, test softeners for hardness
  • Record temperatures and pressures on daily log-sheet and maintain proper steam pressure, water level and fuel-air ratio in boilers.
  • Operate boilers, maintain and repair boilers, Pumps, Steam Turbines, Steam and Water Valves and Control valves.
  • Operate and maintain stationary engines, boilers, and other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes.
  • Check, operate and modify PLC- Controls and diagnose electrical/ mechanical failures associated with the Boilers and steam generation.
  • Maintained daily readings, meters and registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.

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2. Safety Devices

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Here's how Safety Devices is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Adjusted and maintained mechanical, electrical and pneumatic safety devices.
  • Monitored alarm and safety devices on computer terminal.
  • Monitor as well as inspect equipment, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices.
  • Adjusted, troubleshoot and maintained electrical and pneumatic controls and safety devices.
  • Operated, maintained and repaired air-conditioning machinery, mechanical, electrical and pneumatic controls and safety devices.
  • Inspect boiler pipes, valves, pumps, and safety devices for leaks and malfunctions.

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3. Chillers

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Here's how Chillers is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Start and stop chillers, pumps, and cooling tower fans as needed, based on outside temperatures.
  • Monitored the chilled water felicities, including chillers, free cooling, and lake source cooling
  • Maintained 3-1000 ton and 1-600 ton Chillers, Cooling towers that worked with the Chillers.
  • Supervised the daily operation of two 450 ton centrifugal chillers and their cooling towers.
  • Operate and maintain hospital boilers, water chillers, HVAC equipment, and generators.
  • Service and repair - Roof tops Air Handling equipment Service and operation of chillers
  • Service roof top units, water chillers and air conditioning systems.
  • Worked on compressors, pumps, boilers, chillers, etc.
  • Monitor and start and stop chillers as demand calls for.
  • Operate and maintain water chemistry for boilers and chillers.
  • Maintain the cooling tower, and operate centrifugal chillers.
  • Maintained boilers, chillers, and associated machinery.
  • Operate (1) 400 ton chillers, maintain the cooling tower.
  • Maintain 3 Trane Chillers 1 Screw and 2 Centrifugal and all associated Pumps and Piping.
  • Manage Chillers, Air handlers, and lights through Novar Software.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on air handler units and pumps chillers; Displayed proficiency in cycling unit "start-up/shut-down".
  • Tend 2 -400 TON, 1-600 TON Trane type Air Chiller and 4-800 TON McQuay type Absorber Air Chillers.

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4. Air Compressors

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Here's how Air Compressors is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Involved with the maintenance and repair of feed pumps, air compressors, valves, piping systems, and hoppers.
  • Operated and maintained lithium bromide absorption chillers, air handlers, low pressure air compressors, and vacuum pumps.
  • Operated and maintained all power house equipment including diesel engine air compressors, back-up generators, and water treatment.
  • Operated, maintained and repaired air compressors, supply and exhaust fans and various kinds of pumps and valves.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot high-pressure steam, ammonia compressors, air compressors, vacuum pumps, and water pumps.
  • Maintain operation of boilers, air compressors, soft water systems and other systems associated with them.
  • Monitored auxiliary equipment such as pumps, valves, water softeners, air compressors and air dryers.
  • Maintained and repaired boilers, air handlers, air compressors, heating units and exhaust fans.
  • Performed equipment checks and repairs on chillers, boilers, air compressors and air handlers.
  • Initiated repairs and maintained equipment such as pumps, air compressors, and cooling towers.
  • Operated and maintained two air compressors as well as numerous pumps throughout the base.
  • Complete assigned preventive maintenance on pumps, air compressors, valves, and boilers.
  • Operate auxiliary equipment to include feed pumps, fire emergency generators and air compressors.
  • Supply air to plants by maintaining the air compressors and the cooling towers.
  • Operated boilers, pumps, chillers, cooling towers, and air compressors.
  • Maintained plant air with two 1800cfm electric and four 1500cfm diesel air compressors
  • Maintained air compressors, silos, pumps, dryers and related equipment.
  • Maintain all boiler room systems, air compressors, chemicals for water treatment
  • Operate boilers, water heaters, air compressors, fan units.
  • Maintain medical gas pumps, vacuum pumps, air compressors.

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5. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Performed other preventative maintenance related to safety and security of all boiler room operations and hospital equipment as assigned.
  • Performed duties as boiler operator which consisted of preventative maintenance on boiler; monitoring and adjusting chemicals.
  • Performed scheduled preventative maintenance and emergency repair of HVAC and power plant infrastructure.
  • Recorded readings, adjusted and performed preventative maintenance on rotating equipment.
  • Performed annual inspections of boilers and preventative maintenance of all operating equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on plant equipment.
  • Provided preventative maintenance of industrial equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all pumps and motors on a regular schedule and kept documentation of when it was performed.
  • Operated high pressure hot water boilers, maintained chillers, cooling towers, pumps and performed preventative maintenance to roof units
  • Operated and performed preventative maintenance of high pressure boilers and absorption chillers, installed boiler plant support equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, oil changes, greasing, and other care on equipment.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance, inspections, and site surveys.
  • Conduct inspections of equipment and preventative maintenance tasks of boiler plant equipment.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance such as adjustments, cleaning and lubing equipment.
  • Preform day to day preventative maintenance on all facility equipment.
  • Fix Pumps, some Electrical work, Preventative Maintenance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines daily and weekly.
  • Confined Space Entry & Rescue - Preventative Maintenance.
  • Performed preventative maintenance, i.e.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance and Discretionary Work Orders on pharmaceutical/biotech equipment within GMP guidelines for maintenance and documentation.

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6. Auxiliary Equipment

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Here's how Auxiliary Equipment is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintained and monitored auxiliary equipment for boiler operations Performed preventive maintenance on equipment; progressing to a Journeyman level in Operations.
  • Coordinate repair of boiler and auxiliary equipment with maintenance department and outside contractors.
  • Water Chemistry, troubleshooting boiler equipment, pumps and auxiliary equipment maintenance.
  • Cleaned and lubricated boiler and auxiliary equipment to provide system upkeep.
  • Operated and performed maintenance on low-pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Performed water analysis and maintenance on auxiliary equipment.
  • Installed burners and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate auxiliary equipment to include feed pumps, emergency generators, fire pumps and reset value house fire systems if tripped.
  • Perform skilled work in the operation of steam generating equipment, large turbines and compressors, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Inspect boiler house and other assigned areas for the safe and proper function of all boiler and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated, maintained and repaired various kinds of pumps, valves, steam traps and electrical auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated and repaired various kinds of pumps, steam traps and other steam and cooling tower auxiliary equipment.
  • Assist journeyman in daily operations with maintenance of high-pressure water tube, fire tube and auxiliary equipment.
  • Arrange the auxiliary equipment in proper sequence and make certain they perform efficiently and reliably.
  • Operated and maintained two 65-psi water tube boilers and all associated auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated high pressure steam boilers (210 psi) and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated and maintained gas fired boiler, auxiliary equipment and printing presses.
  • Power Plant auxiliary equipment hourly rounds and data recording.
  • Maintained 100psi steam boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operate all boiler and auxiliary equipment.

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7. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Gathered water samples for daily production requirements.
  • Analyzed and tested water samples from boiler, chiller, cooling tower, and water systems.
  • Obtain water samples for lab to insure good quality water for processes and returning to river.
  • Take boiler water samples and test, perform weekly fire pump tests.
  • Tested water samples and made the necessary chemical adjustments as needed.
  • Collected various chemical and water samples for testing.
  • Collect coal, ash and water samples.
  • Test boiler and cooling tower water samples.
  • Operate 2 high pressure boilers(water tube and firetube) safely, preform water samples and adjust chemicals accordingly.
  • Operate wood boilers, safely and efficiently.Take water samples and test.
  • Tested water samples for proper chemistry Discarded ashes Assisted watch engineer with daily operation of the plant equipment.
  • Monitored high-pressure boiler Maintained record of boiler reading Maintained record of water samples Assisted supervisor in all boiler related functions

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8. Water Treatment

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Here's how Water Treatment is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Monitor unit operations and quality control testing performance for plant processes and water treatment analysis.
  • Experience with Water Treatment Chemistry including: Waste water, Boiler water, Cooling System and Cooling Towers.
  • Operated, maintained and repaired various kinds of pumps, valves, steam traps and water treatment systems.
  • Monitor equipment and process for heat-transfer systems, compressed air, steam, and waste water treatment systems
  • Maintain, operate, and responsible for water treatment equipment and discharges to the city sewer system.
  • Blow downs, Water Treatment and maintained a 20 day Feed Mix Tank.
  • Mix chemicals for boiler water treatment and side stream water treatment.
  • Monitor and Adjust Chem Aqua (TM) Boiler Water Treatment.
  • Performed water treatment tests to maintain safe boiler operating standards.
  • Monitored all systems in dealing with facilities water treatment processing.
  • Worked with water treatment technician on inventories and set points.
  • Repair PVC lines for water treatment tanks and salt system.
  • Perform boiler water analysis and add water treatment chemicals.
  • Maintained cooling towers and water treatment to tower.
  • Maintain water treatment facility including 3 RO systems.
  • Maintain and monitor water treatment for cooling tower.
  • Maintain chemicals and pumps for boiler water treatment.
  • Take chemical readings daily for water treatment.
  • Maintained boiler and cooling water treatment programs.
  • Water treatment, answer basic maintenance calls.

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9. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operated Honeywell Delta 1000 computerized system for industrial HVAC equipment.
  • Serviced HVAC, boiler systems and cooling towers and, as well as, kept track of water treatment.
  • Use of refrigeration recovery system and manifold gauges when evaluating and charging HVAC or chiller system.
  • Checked and repair heating ventilation or HVAC worked on PM and computerized system Etc
  • Worked on motors for HVAC equipment and performed other duties as assigned.
  • Shared in the responsibilities of maintaining all HVAC and building systems.
  • Determine and process work requests for HVAC equipment and related devices.
  • Perform all duties related to Boiler Operations including HVAC equipment
  • Supervised two custodians Maintained and operated building HVAC systems.
  • Respond to tenant calls, Basic HVAC and assisting in minor structural maintenance, painting and carpentry
  • shared in the responsibilities of maintaining all HVAC and facilities heating and cooling equipment.
  • out to field for HVAC Technician and Building Automation Technician.
  • Assisted the trades ( HVAC, Plumbers, and Electricians) with various tasks.
  • Monitor alarms in the computer Help in maintenance department in performing plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, and carpentry repairs.
  • Operated boiler for a 20 floor building Mointored HVAC Maintained boiler equipment Responsible for building security and fire system

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10. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintain required paperwork for plant operations as per regulations
  • Assisted in the development/review of all plant operations documentation (procedures, standing orders, system descriptions, operating envelopes).
  • Maintain plant operations to provide steam for plywood and OSB manufacturing as a boiler room technician.
  • Train new boiler operators in water treatment and safe plant operations.
  • Water Chemistry and outside plant operations.
  • Power plant operations including chemical testing operated boilers, chillers, demineralized water systems and all applicable auxiliary pumps and machinery.

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11. Water Systems

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Here's how Water Systems is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operate boiler plant air and water systems heavy equipment all in safety and environmental regulations
  • Assisted pipe fitter in layout and installing piping for air, gas, ammonia, and water systems.
  • Conducted water analysis on boiler water, condensate, cooling tower make up and waste water systems.
  • Repair, rebuild or replace pumps or motors associated with all water systems.
  • Maintained treated and condensate water systems via internal and external water treatment.
  • Perform routine maintenance on gas furnaces and hot-water systems.
  • Monitor and maintain Hot water and Soft water systems.
  • Maintain plant air and water systems.
  • Test and maintain feed water systems.
  • Maintained chemical control of plant's boiler water, cooling towers, water softners, and chill water systems.
  • Mixed water treatment chemicals for control of phosphate, sulfites and chlorine in water systems.
  • Maintain backup generator for power outages.POWER PLANT ASSISTANT Maintain lime for water systems.
  • water systems, lift station installations.
  • water systems, chiller water systems, and waste water systems.
  • Chilled water systems and propylene glycol systems.

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12. PSI

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Here's how PSI is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operated and maintained three gas fired turbines, three 600 PSI HRSG Nebraska boilers, and associated equipment.
  • Start up on a 150 PSI Cleaver Brooks Boiler, Trained two new hires on Boiler operations.
  • Operate High Pressure Boilers and Package Low Pressure Boilers at 250psi with potentials up to 450psi.
  • Maintain, monitor and repair of natural gas fired 100 PSI boilers and associated support equipment.
  • Make adjustments to keep pressure around 150 psi for dryers, press, and kiln.
  • Performed basic preventive maintenance of 500 lb PSI boilers for shifts lasting eight hours.
  • Controlled and operated boilers at a pressure of 400psi and 750 F temperature.
  • Maintain low pressure(15psi)-boilers and ammonia refrigeration equipment.
  • Maintained steam pressure(psi) for smooth operation of plant.
  • Monitored gauges to ensure proper steam pressure at 300 psi.
  • Maintained 2-600 PSI and 2-1200 PSI marine propulsion boilers.
  • Steam production to all on station facilities 110 psi.
  • Maintain 150-PSI settings, air compression and air dryers
  • Operate (3) Clever brook Steam Boilers 26000 BTU'S at 90psi, Domestic Hot water system at 160 temp.
  • Rated 960 - 2,400 psi.
  • Job consists of running gas fired boiler high pressure, operating press 460psi 76,500pph run an monitor turbine generator.
  • Operate 1, 400 psi water tube boiler for Powerhouse Equipment & Eng.
  • Performed boiler inspections and repairs on 700 psig Boiler plant and subsystems.
  • Assisted with the daily function of a 250 and 900 PSI boiler.Ran controls for blast furnace and natural gas.
  • Operate 2 Riley Stoker, 375 KPPH @ 1275 PSI MSFB boilers and 1 ABB 64 MW HP dual extraction turbine.

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13. Water Levels

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Here's how Water Levels is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Recorded temperature, pressure, water levels, fuel consumption, and other data at specified intervals in logbook.
  • Regulate fuel and water levels; maintains required steam pressure at 100 psi and temperature.
  • Monitor stack temps, flue gas temps, water levels in boilers, chart changes.
  • Maintain proper water levels and log findings
  • Regulate steam pressure and water levels.
  • Keep tje boiler operating correctly checking water levels and preforming required chemical test.
  • Take all meter readings,test water levels, PH levels to run boiler properlySkills: test PH levels, meter readings

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14. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Performed PM's and trouble shooting on chilled water systems, condenser water systems and controls.
  • Trouble shooting and or either repair if possible or by-passing to prevent loss of steam production.
  • Air Compressors - Chillers ?- Automation Computer Background - Trouble Shooting/Repairs.
  • Trouble shooting and part of a problem solving team.
  • Trouble shooting and repair of all equipment.
  • Trouble shooting issues to maintain production, and write work orders on equipment that is not operating correctly.

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15. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Adjusted functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs and straightedges.
  • Read and understand mechanical blue prints and electrical schematics, and basic knowledge and use of hand tools.
  • Maintain and clean steam and heating boilers and equipment with the help of hand tools.
  • Experienced in the use of hand tools, power tools, milling machines and lathes.
  • Maintained an adequate set of personal hand tools.
  • Assembled boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels according to blueprint specifications, using power tools and hand tools.
  • Cleaned and maintained heatingand steam boilers and equipment, using hand tools.
  • Lock out Tag Certified Confined space training I have experience using hand tools also good mechanical knowledge.

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16. Ammonia

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Here's how Ammonia is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operate 600 ton anhydrous ammonia refrigeration system.
  • Involved in the steam generation and ammonia refrigeration processes Ex: bearings, belts, pump seals, and electrical Troubleshooting.
  • Plant uses Ammonia refrigeration system and I will add this to my license.
  • Maintain & improve performance of utility equipment for facility including ammonia, compressed air, vacuum, & chill water.
  • Preform maintenance on Boilers and plant wide Ammonia Refridgeration System Daily water quality checks and Chemical Injection adjustments
  • Operate a two staged refrigeration system of 100,000lbs ammonia along with two cleaver brooks boilers-350 hp firetube & 900 hp watertube.
  • Trouble shoot compressors, ammonia valves,piping leaks and air compessors.Painted ammonia,gas,and air pipes.

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17. Boiler Water Quality

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Here's how Boiler Water Quality is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Tested boiler water quality and took necessary corrective action such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion.

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18. Water Softeners

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Here's how Water Softeners is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Test water softeners for hardness, regenerated softeners and dump rock salt for softeners.
  • Operated boiler feed pumps, circulated pumps, and water softeners.
  • Maintain three water softeners and brine tank, order salt.
  • Maintain water softeners and boiler by performing water testing.
  • Test water softeners and regenerated when water was hard.
  • Operated the boilers, water softeners and DA tank.
  • Tested boiler water and water softeners.
  • Maintain and perform water analysis of water softeners, dealkalizers, and condensate polishers.
  • maintain water softeners and monitor building fire alarm panel.
  • feed & condensate pumps, water softeners, valves, DA Tank, and associated equipment.)
  • Tested and treated boilerwater, feed water and sodium zeolite water softeners.

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19. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Check temperature, pressure, changing water pumps, etc.
  • Maintained and repaired feed water pumps and oil pumps.
  • Maintain feed water pumps, condensate pumps.
  • Stage Centrifugal Feed Water pumps / 50 HP Open Feed water heater (DA Tank) /1200 Gal.
  • Perform P.M. work on pulverizers, open various valves as needed, maintain lubricant levels for water pumps.
  • Remove and install feedwater pumps, experience with lock-out tag out and ample safety training.
  • Checked feed water pumps made sure they operate.Worked closely with Chief Engineer.
  • Keep water pumps and chain drive motors workog correctly
  • feed water pumps, D.A.

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20. Reverse Osmosis

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Here's how Reverse Osmosis is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Start up and shut down of reverse osmosis, primary softener and related pumps and chemicals.
  • Operated softeners, polishers and reverse osmosis, Trained in Lock-out / Tag-out.
  • Have been directly involved in cleaning and set up of Reverse Osmosis System.
  • Maintain Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Boiler in good working condition.
  • Repaired pumps, reverse osmosis equipment and other machines.
  • Monitor and maintain reverse osmosis system.
  • Monitored/operated associated Condex preheat system, reverse osmosis filtration unit, water softeners, sand filters, and deep well.
  • Trained in combustion-turbine operations and water treatment de-mineralize system, reverse osmosis, Lock-out / Tag-out.
  • Maintain the Reverse Osmosis Water Pretreatment System.
  • Water softners, Reverse osmosis systems.
  • beltsReplaced filters in large reverse osmosis water system.Replaced water ion exchange beads in water tanks.

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21. Safe Operation

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Here's how Safe Operation is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Manage the daily safe operation and maintenance of all associated refrigeration and boiler equipment.
  • Maintain proper water chemistry and perform daily checks as well as ensure safe operation of all listed boilers.
  • Supervised the safe operation of Marine Propulsion and power generation equipment on board a surface ship.
  • Adjust and monitor chemicals to ensure the safe operation and quality of steam.
  • Maintained equipment and insured the safe operation of the boiler and related equipment
  • Checked seams, welds, and fitted pipes for safe operation.
  • Observe various meters and gauges, and appropriate for safe operation.
  • Maintained a clean and safe operation with no recorded incidents.
  • Maintain all state requirements for safety and safe operation.
  • Sole responsibility for safe operation of the boiler.
  • Ensured the safe operation of the boilers and the line components while working offshore in Mexico for Pemex.
  • Managed two employees in effective steam plant maintenance Responsible for overseeing safe operation of the steam plant
  • Conduct safe operation of boiler system Perform routine maintenance and clean-up of boiler

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22. Proper Operation

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Here's how Proper Operation is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Monitor kilns for proper operations, reset alarms, place kilns on line and kept kiln operator informed of problems.
  • Inspect assigned equipment for proper operation, report abnormal conditions; and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Checked Boiler stack temperature and water level every two hours to maintain proper operation of boilers.
  • Maintained contact with all necessary vendors to assure to safe and proper operation of equipment.
  • Perform yearly cleaning, overhaul, and repair of boilers to ensure proper operation during
  • Inspect equipment in the scrubber department and boiler room to ensure proper operation.
  • Regulate controls and levels to maintain proper operation in the most cost-effective fashion.
  • Maintained equipment plant readings to ensure proper operation of plant.
  • Check daily logs to determine proper operation of all machinery.
  • Performed adjustments to HVAC/HVACR to ensure proper operation.
  • Evaluate systems for proper operation and efficiency using manifold gauges, thermometers and mamometers.
  • check for proper pressure, temperature, stack temperature, and Make-Up water for proper operation.
  • Maintain and provide proper operation various HVAC and Refrigeration equipment throughout VA Central Iowa, Des Moines, Ia.

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23. Steam Plant

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Here's how Steam Plant is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Experienced with maintenance associated with the boiler steam plant including steam line repairs, valve maintenance, and pump repairs.
  • Receive instructions from steam engineers regarding steam plant and air compressor operations.
  • Operated, maintained, and oversaw 48 MW co-generation steam plant.
  • Maintained steam plant water chemistry in oil laboratory for two years.
  • Trained 35 people on Steam Plant Valve Repair.
  • Produced steam plants daily operations to produce plywood.
  • Experience Operating High-Pressure Steam Plant Equipment.
  • Steam plant consisted of (4) 50,000 lb hr water tube boilers that were computor automated.
  • operated a wood fired, water-tube boiler steam plant with a capacity of 60K Lbs/hr.
  • Steam plant operations / maintenance (1985 - 1987) -HVAC mechanic (1987-1988)

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24. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Repair damaged or broken equipment * Able to work in confined spaces for long lengths of time and lift heavy equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as loaders, log cranes, dump trucks, boom boats, backhoe, and forklifts.
  • Operate heavy equipment as needed to remove and load trucks for by-product of operations.maintain waste disposal system.
  • Operated boiler and hydraulic lift in conjunction with other heavy equipment to properly install liner material.
  • Managed grounds maintenance/heavy equipment operator, including cutting, edging, cleaning and blowing.
  • Operated heavy equipment to include forklifts to include manual and gas powered.
  • Operate heavy equipment to fuel boiler./ Started out in planer mill.
  • Load and unload kilns using heavy equipment (Taylor lifts).
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment i.e.
  • Progressed to level 3 by operating all machine centers and heavy equipment ie.

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25. Air Handlers

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Here's how Air Handlers is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintain compressed air system and air handlers supplying compressed air and fresh air for the process of dairy production.
  • Changed 1300 air filters a month in the air handlers and makeup air units.
  • Operate air handlers and hanging steam units as needed throughout building.
  • Check Air handlers, repair bearings, replaced belts.
  • Maintain air handlers and change air filters quarterly.
  • Maintain air handlers, supply and exhaust fans to control ambient air temperature in the plants production areas.

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26. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Perform general maintenance and minor repair on boilers and auxiliary equipment.
  • Perform other general maintenance in facility including plumbing and electric
  • Performed various general maintenance functions as maintenance training mechanic.
  • General maintenance on cooling tower spray nozzles, strainers, condenser water tubes, air handlers and booster pumps.
  • General maintenance as needed on lights, wires, mowers, sprinkler system, among others.
  • Helped with general maintenance in plant when needed, installing new equipment.
  • Performed any necessary repairs or general maintenance of the building.
  • General Maintenance Safety and Ergonomics Maintenance
  • Perform general maintenance (i.e.

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27. Control Room

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Here's how Control Room is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Control room job duties include boiler operations, fire system monitor duties and communicating to various tradesmen by phone or radio.
  • Complete other tasks as required by the Control Room Operator or the Operations Manager.
  • Assisted/performed routine maintenance of basic plant equipment as directed by the Control Room Operator.
  • Qualified as Control Room Operator, filled in for vacation and call out coverage.
  • Reviewed documents regularly and reports discrepancies to the Control Room Operator.
  • Inform Maintenance Department and Control Room Operator of any deficiencies.
  • Control room operator over-seeing total operation of the wood yard.
  • Work side by side with the Control Room Operator.
  • Recorded readings on logs sheets for control room.
  • control room operator of 4 small process boilers providing reliable steam for the manufacturing of refined sugar.
  • Operate control room and stationary boiler in the plantRepair mechanical equipment that provided utilities for the plant
  • work together with control room operators to ensure safe and efficient burning of black liquor.
  • Manage all processes on computer in control room using Ifix software.
  • Perform control room operations * Operate bucket loader * Obtain and test water samples
  • control room operator,conveyor system mechanic,facility maintenance,new jersey boiler liscense

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28. Efficient Operation

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Here's how Efficient Operation is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintained heating and air conditioning of entire facility; ensured all equipment for overall safe and efficient operation.
  • Monitored and operated condensate return system to ensure efficient operation.
  • Job responsibilities are to oversee the safe and efficient operation of the Recovery Boiler System.
  • Maintained efficient operation of Chiller Plant with 7 chillers of different types and sizes.
  • Provided safe, reliable, efficient operation of the HW boiler system.
  • Repair, maintain and monitors systems for proper operation to assure efficient operation and to meet Maintained regulatory standards.

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29. Heat Exchangers

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Here's how Heat Exchangers is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Rebuild heat exchangers and fuel, booster and condenser pumps as well as mechanical and packing seals.
  • Repaired or replaced steam traps, expansion joints, and heat exchangers.
  • Operate and maintain ammonia compressors, heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers.
  • Maintained heat exchangers, pumps and compressors for functionality of boilers.
  • Instrument control of Heat Exchangers - Johnson Control.
  • Repaired And maintained steam traps and heat exchangers.
  • feed water make-up pumps, heat exchangers, heating units for the rig).

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30. Chemical Treatment

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Here's how Chemical Treatment is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Performed daily boiler feed water analysis and chemical treatment addition.
  • Maintain facility chemical treatment program.
  • Tested and maintained the chemical treatment of non-potable water for boilers and cooling towers.
  • Observe all check all chemical treatment according to state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain all water softeners and test water with chemical treatment.
  • Assign proper chemical treatment to boiling and cooling waters.
  • Repair and maintenance of all equipment and chemical treatments.
  • Maintain proper chemical treatments for constant boiler load efficiency.
  • Monitor all DEP regulations and chemical treatment.
  • Maintain chemical treatment for boilers and chillers.
  • Tested water for chemical treatment.
  • Adjusted chemical treatment injection and bleed, and blowdown to maintain quality within set parameters.
  • Perform and assists boiler maintenance work Responsible in chemical dosing for boiler internal chemical treatment to maintain good boiler water chemistry.
  • Preform chemical treatment tests on Boiler, Softner, Dealkalizer.

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31. Control Systems

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Here's how Control Systems is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Analyze, tune, maintain and troubleshoot major control systems, including boiler, burner, turbine and water quality systems.
  • Experience with electrical switching and control systems, plus experience with heavy equipment operation including forklift, bulldozer, and backhoe.
  • Inspected steam boiler level control systems to ensure compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Assisted with plant operation maintenance on all equipment, machinery and control systems.
  • Installed HVAC systems, building control systems, general office equipment.
  • Manned multiple pumps, automatic valve control systems and motors.
  • Operated and monitored SMBU process control systems.
  • Operated and maintained boilers in hospital and energy plants Weed Hospital Mess Halls water treatment pumps vavles control systems
  • Inventory control systems, bill of lading, and document control of hazardousmaterial transports.

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32. Building Maintenance

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Here's how Building Maintenance is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Managed day-to-day operations by performing boiler maintenance, completing building maintenance requests, and supervising staff.
  • Performed building maintenance plumbing and carpentry.
  • Performed routine building maintenance functions, such as replaced light fixtures, unclogged toilets and reset fire alarms.
  • General plant and building maintenance: Includes repairing, floors, walls, ceilings.
  • Performed building maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, framing and boiler operator.
  • Operated black seal low pressure boiler Cleaning and stocking bathrooms Minor building maintenance and repairs

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33. Stationary Engines

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Here's how Stationary Engines is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operate stationary engines, boiler and auxiliary equipment.
  • Operated stationary engines, pumps.

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34. Fuel Levels

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Here's how Fuel Levels is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.
  • Monitored boiler water levels, chemical levels and fuel levels.
  • Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.

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35. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Create and update safety reporting for injuries and lost time including OSHA compliance logs.
  • Observed safe working practices according to OSHA and EPA Guidelines Safety Standards and Procedures.
  • Completed inventory, hired outside contractors, maintained plant safety according to OSHA.
  • Inspected all fire safety and health codes following OSHA mandated requirements.
  • Licensed to teach the 30 hour OSHA classes (OSHA 501 and 511).
  • Participated in 3 OSHA VPP recertifications.

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36. Water Tests

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Here's how Water Tests is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Conducted boiler/feed water tests and made necessary chemical pump adjustments.
  • Documented equipment performance, ran ash and water tests, generated reports for ecology compliance and for facility consignment to Navy.
  • Perform daily water tests on boiler water and make necessary adjustments and chemical additions to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.
  • Completed daily water tests on boiler water; Adjusted chemical balance as needed; Recorded testing results.
  • Perform water tests using various chemicals to test for hard water throughout the process.
  • Conduct water tests and make necessary adjustments to pumps, softeners, and controllers.
  • Water tests on feed water for boilers and sweet water for cooling plates.
  • Performed water tests to ensure quality of water fed to boilers.
  • Instructed #2 operator on special needs and water tests.
  • Perform water tests and add required chemicals to the system.
  • Conduct water tests for boiler tubes to check P.H.
  • Water tests and general readings of the equipment.
  • Water tests on boiler feed water.
  • Perform water tests for boiler operation.
  • Performed alkalinity and totalalkalinity water tests.
  • Conducted boiler water tests using titration and color comparator method and utilized electrical probe for measure of conductivity.
  • Operate and maintain low psi steam boiler.Trouble shoot and repair operating systems.Perform water tests and add chemicals.Operate highlifts and skid steers.

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37. Equipment Malfunctions

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Here's how Equipment Malfunctions is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Corrected equipment malfunctions when indicated by direct observation and notified for major repairs, assistance or services.
  • Maintain daily logs of operation,maintenance and safety activities including test result,instrument readings and details of equipment malfunctions.

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38. Safety Activities

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Here's how Safety Activities is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including instrument readings and details of equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintained daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results.

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39. DCS

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Here's how DCS is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Monitor and maintain tank levels DCS experience Work closely with boiler to generate power/steamRecovery boilerFirmiliar with chemical mixing
  • Operate the plant and all associated equipment through the DCS system to ensure operation within specified parameters.
  • Operated the DCS process panel as Board Operator.
  • Monitor DCS controls Stage/Operate auxiliary pumps.
  • Mark V Gas turbine controls Bailey Infi 90 DCS.
  • Take field readings to ensure the Dcs and field gauges are accurate.

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40. Reliable Operation

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Here's how Reliable Operation is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

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41. Chemical Analysis

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Here's how Chemical Analysis is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Monitored boiler feed water quality performing chemical analysis of boiler feed water.
  • Performed chemical analysis of water supply.
  • Adjust chemical additive pumps and boiler blow-down frequencies based on water and chemical analysis.
  • Perform chemical analysis of feed water and condensate return.
  • Performed chemical analysis for boilers and cooling tower American-Standard Kewanee Scotch Generator Fire Tube Boiler Low Pressure Steam.
  • Conduct chemical analysis of boilerwater, feedwater and condensate.

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42. Instrument Readings

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Here's how Instrument Readings is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Interpret instrument readings of gauge controls and meters.

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43. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Follow strict safety procedures and apply precautionary measures to boiler operational metrics to keep boiler operating safely.
  • Prevented unsafe work environment by communicating correct safety procedures to contractors.
  • Maintained equipment in the power house using confined space and lock out tag safety procedures.
  • Adhere to plant safety procedures and preform task huddle analyst.
  • Assist in training new employees in all company and safety procedures, equipment operations, daily pre/post trips, and tasks.
  • Attended weekly and monthly safety meetings to ensure compliance with machine operation safety procedures.

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44. Chemical Tests

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Here's how Chemical Tests is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Perform Boiler water chemical tests for alkalinity and conductivity.
  • Perform chemical tests on chilled water, boiler water, tower water, and pool water.
  • Performed and analyzed chemical tests on the boiler feed water system.
  • Perform all water chemical tests.
  • Performed daily chemical tests on boilers Conducted preventive maintenance techniques on boilers
  • Performed chemical tests on water quality to maintain piping integrality.
  • Performed daily water chemical tests, daily boiler checks and blowdowns.
  • Preform chemical tests on the boiler, feedwater, softner and dealkalizer.

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45. Front End Loader

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Here's how Front End Loader is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operate various equipment front end loaders, fork trucks, skid steers and JLG's for various functions.
  • Operated small diesel locomotive, front end loaders, and a dump truck to transport coal as necessary.
  • Operated fork lift and front end loader for various tasks at the coal fired boiler.
  • Operated a front end loader to load fuel for Power Boiler operation.
  • Load fuel int the fuel hoppers with a front end loader.
  • Operate front end loaders, sky track, boom and lift.
  • Utilized mechanical abilities as a track -mobile operator, front end loader operator, boiler and refrigerationoperator.
  • Help out starting and stopping operating mill equipment Drove front end loader to supply fuel for the waste fuel boiler.

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46. Log Book

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Here's how Log Book is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Maintained log books, charts, pumps, strainers and gauges and transfer fuel oil from different tanks.
  • Feed water and boiler water level; observe and maintain correct gauge readings and log book.
  • Maintain log books and daily reports.
  • Maintained operational log books and records.
  • Recorded data in log books.
  • Use log book to write in daily tasks given.

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47. Air-Conditioning Equipment

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Here's how Air-Conditioning Equipment is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operated stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment such as pumps compressors and air-conditioning equipment.

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48. Steam Turbine

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Here's how Steam Turbine is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Operated coal fired, steam turbine generator and auxiliary systems
  • Commissioned small non-condensing steam turbine for winter operations.
  • Operated and maintained boilers, steam turbines, super heaters and related equipment while working in the Steam Generation Department.
  • Produce electricity for mill, consisting of steam turbines, with GE generators.
  • Operated one steam turbine 3,000 ton carrier chiller.
  • operated and performed maintenance on high pressure boilers and steam turbines -operated traveling chain grate, coal boilers and natural gas boilers
  • Utilized Taylor digital control system to operate a Combustion Engineering 2200 psi boiler with two GE 200 MW steam turbine generators.
  • Shift Operator of two (2) wood fired boilers, two (20 steam turbines and all auxiliary systems.

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49. Detect Leaks

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Here's how Detect Leaks is used in Boiler Operator jobs:
  • Patrolled work areas to detect leaks or equipment malfunctions and monitored operating conditions.
  • Inspected equipment to detect leaks or malfunctions, shutting equipment down if necessary.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Boiler Operator

Boilers26.4%
Safety Devices10.1%
Chillers8.2%
Air Compressors8.1%
Preventative Maintenance5.5%
Auxiliary Equipment5%
Water Samples4.6%
Water Treatment4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Boiler Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Boilers
Boilers
20.5%
20.5%
2
2
Safety Devices
Safety Devices
7.8%
7.8%
3
3
Chillers
Chillers
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Air Compressors
Air Compressors
6.3%
6.3%
5
5
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Auxiliary Equipment
Auxiliary Equipment
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Water Samples
Water Samples
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Water Treatment
Water Treatment
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Hvac
Hvac
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Water Systems
Water Systems
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
PSI
PSI
2%
2%
13
13
Water Levels
Water Levels
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Ammonia
Ammonia
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Boiler Water Quality
Boiler Water Quality
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Water Softeners
Water Softeners
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Safe Operation
Safe Operation
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Proper Operation
Proper Operation
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Steam Plant
Steam Plant
1%
1%
24
24
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
1%
1%
25
25
Air Handlers
Air Handlers
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Control Room
Control Room
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Efficient Operation
Efficient Operation
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Heat Exchangers
Heat Exchangers
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Chemical Treatment
Chemical Treatment
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Control Systems
Control Systems
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Building Maintenance
Building Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Stationary Engines
Stationary Engines
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Fuel Levels
Fuel Levels
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Osha
Osha
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Water Tests
Water Tests
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Equipment Malfunctions
Equipment Malfunctions
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Safety Activities
Safety Activities
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
DCS
DCS
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Reliable Operation
Reliable Operation
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Chemical Analysis
Chemical Analysis
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Instrument Readings
Instrument Readings
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Chemical Tests
Chemical Tests
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Front End Loader
Front End Loader
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Log Book
Log Book
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Air-Conditioning Equipment
Air-Conditioning Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Steam Turbine
Steam Turbine
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Detect Leaks
Detect Leaks
0.6%
0.6%

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