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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Boiler Operator - F&A-FAC Physical Plant: Boiler Room in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Boiler Shop Supervisor or his designated alternate, performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all boilers and associated equipment. Operate high pressure steam and hot water boilers, pumps, valves, regulators, steam traps, pipefitting, cleaning and painting. Contribute to a team effort and harmonious working relationship with others in the Engineering and Facilities Department and throughout MUSC. Maintain continuity between individual job assignments. Perform work in a most efficient and safe manner. Perform related and non-related duties as required by the Boiler Supervisor.

Job Duties:

  • 30% - Under the supervision of the Boiler Shop Supervisor or his designated alternate, check all operating boilers once a day for proper operation, pressure, temperature, water and oil levels, fuel and air mixture, ensuring boiler logs are filled out. Perform weekly chemical test on boiler water and adjust chemical feed and blowdown boiler as required. - (Essential)

  • 30% - Under the supervison of the Boiler Shop Supervisor or his designated alternate, perform preventive and corrective maintenance on air, oil, gas and water pressure regulators, reducers and steam traps to insure proper operation. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on all water, oil, condensate return pumps, from replacing packing and seals to compete tear down. Install and repair pipes (black iron, copper, PVC) ranging in size from 1/4 inch up to 3 inches. - (Essential)

  • 30% - Under the supervision of the Boiler Shop Supervisor or his designated alternate, perform preventive and corrective maintenance on all boilers to include all safety devices. Open all boilers for cleaning and inspection. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on steam, water, air, oil, and gas valves, from 1/2 inch up to 8 inches, from repacking to complete tear down. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Under the supervision of the Boiler Shop Supervisor or his designated alternate, clean and paint boiler room, pumps, valves, and lines, ensuring work area is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. - (Essential)

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: Must have knowledge of specialized equipment and tools.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and three years trade experience that is directly related to the area of employment. Some positions require a commercial driver's license. Some positions require EPA-approved freon recovery certification.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred: Must have knowledge of specialized equipment and tools.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Continuous) Ability to climb. (Continuous) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous) Ability to work below ground. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Continuous) Ability to bend. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to crawl while performing job functions. (Frequent) Possess good grip strength. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more, assisted. (Frequent) Ability to carry objects on plane, on ladders, up stairs, etc., weighing up to 50 lbs, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull equipment carts. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to operate winches, come-alongs, jacks, etc. (Continuous) Possess maintain dexterity in order to use hand tools, both manual and powered. (Continuous) Ability to qualify physically for respirator use. (Continuous)

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