Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
Also called: Boiler Operator, Stationary Engineer, Operating Engineer, Plant Utilities Engineer
In the Air Force: Electrical Power Production Apprentice; Electrical Power Production Craftsman; Electrical Power Production Helper; Electrical Power Production Journeyman
In the Army: Prime Power Production Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Fireman
In the Navy: Auxiliary Systems Technician; Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Launching and Recovery Equipment; CG 47 Gas Turbine Mechanical Maintenance Technician; DDG 51 Gas Turbine Electrical Maintenance Technician; DDG-M Gas Turbine Mechanical Maintenance Technician; Electronic Automatic Boiler Controls Console Operator; FFG-7 Gas Turbine Electrical Maintenance Technician; Fireman; LCAC Craft Engineer/Assistant Operator; Machinist's Mate Weapons; Machinist's Mate/Nuclear
- Operate or tend stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, and air-conditioning equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings, marine vessels, or pneumatic tools.
- 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.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Word processing software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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