SJS Executives, an established Prime Federal Contractor is a Boiler Plant Mechanic for ongoing support of its Client, NAVFAC, at Norfolk Nave Base.
Boiler Plant Mechanic
Boiler Plant Mechanic:
All information for work orders, assets, specifications, and condition assessments is captured in the NAVFAC’s MAXIMO - therefore, candidates must be able to learn and utilize this software platform.
Emergency/On-Call: may be required to respond to job related emergencies, within 1 hour of notification.
• Journey level knowledge and skill to install, maintain, and repair a variety of steam and/or hot water equipment systems involving power boilers with complicated components, critical requirements, and rigid tolerances.
• Thorough knowledge of mechanical, electromechanical, and pneumatic principles and a working knowledge of electronics to repair and maintain power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment.
• Thorough knowledge of automatic and semi-automatic boiler management systems that use manual, electric, electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical controls.
• Skills to troubleshoot, maintain, repair, and replace defective equipment and components in power plants and heating systems.
• Working knowledge of electronic controls and devices to identify equipment malfunctions, assess repair requirements, and replace or coordinate repairs for state-of-the-art control systems such as, microprocessors and other solid state devices.
• Skill in troubleshooting and repair of pollution control equipment such as, bag houses and electrostatic precipitators; skill to repair, install, connect, and adjust variable speed motors, control relays, solenoids, limit switches, thermostats, rheostats, aquastats, and other similar devices.
• Skill to maintain, repair, and adjust hydraulic, safety valves, feed water pumps, fuel lines and gas line components, coal pulverizers, combustion fans, unfired pressure vessels, and coal and ash handling equipment.
• Skill in the use of stationary and industrial type power equipment such as, power saws, lathes, and grinders to repair or install equipment; and skill in the use of test equipment such as, combustion analyzers, magnehelics/manometers, draft gage, IR cameras, thermal imaging guns, metal thickness gage, pyrometers, ohmmeters, and flow meters to identify defects, repairs needed, or preventive maintenance required.
• Working knowledge of boiler water treatment equipment and/or systems.
Makes complex technical decisions and judgments for repairs on complex boiler systems and subsystems with limited technical guidance. Uses judgment to plan equipment repairs and determines maintenance requirements. Is responsible for assuring all safety procedures and environmental control safeguards are followed when working near hot surfaces, chemical compounds, or moving machinery.
Completed work is reviewed by the supervisor for adherence to established practices, outlined objectives, and technical requirements.
May work in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods. The work may require frequent standing, bending, crouching, kneeling, or climbing. 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.
The work is usually performed indoors on concrete surfaces where there is exposure to; dust, dirt, hazardous chemicals, High-temperature surfaces, high ambient temperatures, direct steam, excessive noise, rotating machinery, asbestos insulation, confined spaces, high voltage, hazardous fumes, high pressure air, steam, or fluids. May occasionally service equipment outdoors under adverse weather conditions. May be exposed to the potential for burns, electrical shocks, cuts, strains, bruises, and chemical irritations. To reduce dangers from these and other similar conditions follows prescribed safety practices and Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as, safety Eye and Ear protection, reflective vests, aprons, face shield, coveralls, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hardhats, and fire retardant gloves.