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
- 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
- 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.