Steam Technician (Boiler Operator and Maintenance Artisan)

Posted 1 month ago
NB: Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates.
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  1. ROLE PURPOSE

An opportunity is available for a Steam Technician (Boiler Operator and Maintenance Artisan) to be based in the Free State area.
The core purpose of the role is Operation of boilers and supporting equipment’s processes; Maintenance of Facilities and equipment; Routine analysis to optimise Facilities operation.

  1. KEY ELEMENTS REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATING AND MAINTAINING BOILERS
  • Select and use the correct PPE.
  • Carry out pre-operational safety standards in work area.
  • Maintain health and safety standards in the work area.
  • Operate and monitor Electrode steam boilers, Diesel warm water boilers and Autoclaves.
  • Boiler is started and brought online according to statutory requirements, workplace procedures and organisational safety management systems.
  • Operating status of the boiler is monitored according to statutory requirements.
  • Boiler water is quality tested and adjusted accordingly.
  • Operating logbook is maintained clearly and accurately according to statutory requirements.
  • Boiler is shut down according to statutory requirements, workplace procedures and organisational safety management systems.
  • Documentation is maintained according to workplace and organisational requirements.
  • Maintenance and repairs on various types of Autoclaves
  1. REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards when operating the boilers
  • Communicate effectively with others when operating and monitoring boiler performance
  • Complete documentation related to operating and monitoring boiler
  • Identify and assess boiler defects and deficiencies, and take appropriate action to report, isolate, and repair or replace identified defective equipment
  • Implement contingency plans for emergencies.
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to operating monitoring boiler.
  • Select and use required personal protective equipment conform to industry and Work health and safety (WHS) / Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Select and use required personal protective equipment conform to industry and WHS/OHS standards.
  1. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
  • Applicable legislation relating to steam plant and nationally approved compliance codes and/or guidelines, and codes of practice.
  • Basic principles of boiler operation, monitoring devices, ancillary systems.
  • Boiler controls, instruments and indicators and their purpose, location and use.
  • Adjusting controls to maximise efficient and safe running.
  • Carrying out minor maintenance, Principles for starting up, operating, monitoring and shutting down boiler cleaning and servicing boiler.
  • Managing safety incidents and hazardous situations that may arise when operating and monitoring boiler performance.
  • Principles for starting up, operating, monitoring and shutting down boiler.
  • Relevant licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.
  • Requirements for completing relevant documentation during and after operating and monitoring boiler performance.
  • Typical faults that can occur with boiler and related action that should be taken to repair, isolate, replace, report and record faulty equipment.
  • Knowledge regarding Building Management System (BMS) will be an advantage.
  1. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    The Applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • N-3 Mechanical Qualification.
  • Trade Test Maintenance Fitter and Turner – Red Seal.
  • 3 Years’ proven experience in operating and maintaining steam boilers.
  • Valid boiler operation and maintenance Certificate


Email: Recruitment1@bidvestfm.co.za

Job Features

Occupational levelSpecialist (2771)
DepartmentCustomised Solutions
LocationCentral Free State
Closing Date10 December 2021

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