FCA Employment – Boiler Operator

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Job Description:

Boiler Operators will generally be responsible for operating and performing routine maintenance and repair on all equipment within the powerhouse with the exception of new installations, mechanical and electrical. Boiler Operators will operate and maintain steam boilers or hot water generators and associated equipment, including compressors, cooling towers, pumps, fans. Boiler Operators will also perform all other work related to their trade as may be required on utility assets equipment as directed by the supervisor or their designee (shift engineer).

Job Responsibilities:

  • The safe operation and routine maintenance on all powerhouse utilities production equipment and related systems including steam boilers, hot water generators, compressors, cooling towers, water treatment equipment and other support systems and ancillary equipment
  • Operating powerhouse equipment to meet the day to day energy demands of the FCA manufacturing facility including the production of steam and compressed air at the quantities and specifications required by the manufacturing facility
  • The monitoring of operating parameters and recording operating data, including production rates, fuel usage, electrical usage, pressures, temperatures, vibration indications, alarms and other pertinent information related to the safe operation of the powerhouse equipment
  • Required to promptly notify the USM or designee (shift engineer) of any unusual, abnormal or potentially unsafe operating conditions and to take action to mitigate any potentially unsafe condition or condition that if otherwise not corrected could result in out of specification energy production
  • The operation of all cooling towers and heat exchangers that support the operation of equipment within the powerhouse
  • The operation and routine maintenance associated with water treatment equipment for boilers, cooling towers, weld water systems and hot and cold water closed loops including the routine monitoring of water quality, the addition of water treatment chemicals to ensure the required water quality and the performance of routine maintenance of water treatment equipment including changing filters, adding salt to softeners, etc.
  • The de-energization (lock-out/tag-out) of all equipment within the powerhouse that is required to allow the safe performance of maintenance on such equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance on all powerhouse equipment, including predictive, preventive, and minor corrective maintenance
  • Assist contractors with work that is beyond the capability of the boiler operator, including tasks such as protective device calibration, etc.
  • Record and document all maintenance activities that are performed on powerhouse equipment including, utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to electronically document information and historical data
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spare parts including, belts, hoses, seals, lubricants, sensing devices, gauges, etc. as may be related to their trade in a designated storage area within the powerhouse

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Operator’s license is required; license shall be a minimum 3rd Class
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in central energy plant operations, including at least four years’ operating centralized steam and compressed air systems of comparable sizes to those at the plant in question
  • Ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to work any shift and work some overtime, including daily, weekend and holidays
  • First Class Steam license

Job Details:

Company: Farm Credit Administration (FCA)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Rockford, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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