How to become a Boiler Attendant

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

Personal requirements of 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.

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