The primary function of the Third Engineer is to operate all equipment and support systems related to steam generation, electric power generation, process cooling, compressed air, wastewater treatment and other systems as assigned in the Utilities Department.
Monitor and inspect equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
Activate valves to maintain required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners.
Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.
Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.
Test boiler water quality or arrange for testing and take necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.
Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.
Operate or tend stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, compressors, or air-conditioning equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings, marine vessels, or pneumatic tools.
Adjust controls and/or valves on equipment to provide power, and to regulate and set operations of system or industrial processes.
Switch from automatic to manual controls and isolate equipment mechanically and electrically to allow for safe inspection and repair work.
Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work.
- Support company fundamentals of Safety, Appearance, Compliance, Quality and Cost
- Ensure that company and recognized industrial safe practices are followed at all times
- Complete employee safety and equipment audits as assigned.
- Operate systems related to steam generation, electric power generation, process cooling and refrigeration, compressed air, wastewater treatment and other systems as assigned in the Utilities Department.
- Maintain continuous compliance with local, state and federal regulations as they relate to air quality, water quality and safety
- Keep the Utilities Chief Engineer informed of operating conditions
- Ensure equipment and systems are operated within normal parameters
- Maintain proper chemical conditions of steam generation, process cooling and wastewater systems.
- Complete logs and records properly and file to demonstrate regulatory compliance at all times
- Perform other duties as requested or required
Formal Education / Certification Requirements – Essential Functions
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Third Class Engineers License
- 3+ years of experience working with high pressure boilers and related equipment
- Must obtain Grade 3M or higher Municipal Wastewater License within 12 months of start date
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