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  • Boiler Plant Equipment Mechanic

    Job Locations US-VA-Yorktown
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/11/2018 11:18 AM)
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    Facilities Management
  • Overview

    SJS Executives, an established Prime Federal Contractor is a Boiler Plant Mechanic for ongoing support of its Client, NAVFAC, MidLANT.

    Full time, eligible for benefits.






    Boiler Plant Mechanic:

    • Performs installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of equipment ranging in size and complexity from hot water tanks and domestic heating systems to power boilers, complex heating systems and auxiliary equipment.
    • Observes and tests systems for malfunctions.
    • Inspects and adjusts thermostats, switches, regulators, fuel cut-off devices, burners, stokers, fuel feed, flame safeguard controls, relays, solenoids, electronic controls, other safety devices and alarm systems.
    • Replaces defective burners, pilots, valves, motors, piping, controls, fireboxes, grates, bearings and oil seals.
    • Removes and dismantles burner nozzle, strainer and orifice assemblies, locates defects, repairs or replaces parts, reassembles and installs components, tests and makes necessary adjustments.
    • Service units by cleaning filters, strainers, orifices, ignition electrodes and adjusting dampers.
    • Removes soot and fly ash from tubes, chamber ducts, chimneys and breaching.
    • Must have working knowledge of the principles and standard methods of combustion, heat transfer, fuel characteristics, ratios and arrangements of heating surfaces, and the construction and operating characteristics of a wide range of boilers and domestic heating equipment.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of mechanical, electromechanical and pneumatic principles and a working knowledge of electronics.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of manual, electric, electronic, pneumatic and mechanical boiler and heating system controls.
    • Must have the skill and knowledge to use common hand tools; power tools, stationary equipment and machine tools, such as, saws, grinders, drill presses, and lathes; and test equipment such as pyrometer, ohmmeters, and flow meters. Must have the skill to install, align, adjust, balance and test system components and equipment.
    • Must have the ability to apply this broad body of skill and knowledge to the full range of boilers, heating systems and equipment installed, maintained and repaired



    Working Conditions:

    • Some work is performed outside and may require exposure to prevailing weather conditions.
    • Working conditions in this position vary with a portion performed in relatively pleasant surroundings and a portion performed on rooftops, in equipment rooms, under buildings and in confined spaces.
    • Subject to perform work in areas with high noise levels where ear protection is required.
    • Working in very hot and cold environments, poorly ventilated and lighted areas is occasionally required and in some instances work in these conditions is for the duration of the shift.
    • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, dust, dirt, grease and oil, and is subject to the possibility of scrapes, cuts, bruises, contusions, burns, electric shock and eye hazards


    Physical Effort:

    • Moderate lifting up to 40 pounds is required.
    • Must be able to work at a rapid pace for a short period of time.
    • Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds to perform work at various heights.


    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.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Valid state driver’s license
    • Minimum of 3 years Commercial/Industrial boiler mechanic/boilermaker work
    • Able to perform at, and has a knowledge equivalent to, a Journeyman boilermaker level




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