How to become a Boiler Attendant

Boiler attendants operate and maintain boilers used to supply heat or steam to power machines.

Personal requirements for a Boiler Attendant

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Alert and safety-conscious
  • Good at mechanical activities.

Duties & Tasks of a Boiler Attendant

Boiler attendants may perform the following tasks:

  • Start equipment and adjust controls
  • Monitor temperatures, pressures and fuel delivery equipment
  • Clean and service boilers and flues and condition water by adding chemicals
  • Carry out minor maintenance on valves and pipelines
  • Maintain safety and take remedial action in emergency situations.

Working conditions for a Boiler Attendant

Boiler attendants usually work in conditions that are clean and well-lit. However, the boiler room can become very warm, noisy and greasy. Shift work may be required.


Specializations

Boiler Attendant

Boiler attendants operate and maintain boilers used to supply heat or steam to power machines.

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