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Boiler Plant Operator

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The position is in the Maintenance and Operations Section, Boiler Plant of Engineering Service at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), Little Rock, Arkansas. Boilers are operated by natural gas, fuel oil, and propane gas or combination of those fuels to produce steam to meet changing load demands. Boilers require constant attention to maintain efficiency and control the formation of pollutants. [ "Duties include, but are not limited to: Responsible to start, operate, adjust, stop, maintain, and perform various operational repairs on multiple fuel boilers, medical waste disposal systems, valves (gate, globe, and needle), water pumps, bearings, fuel pumps, motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), air compressors, regulators, temperature gauges, pressure gauges, steam traps, sight glasses, motorized draft fans, steam traps, dampers, deaerator tank, condensate tank, controls (digital, analog, and pneumatic), water conditioning equipment, chemical conditioning equipment, sensors and pollution control equipment. Maintain efficient combustion levels and ensure compliance with air pollution laws or regulations. Through the use of manual automatic, or microprocessors controls or control systems, monitors, adjusts, and controls all phases of the boiler plant operations. Uses electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic controls, and zone charts in conjunction with meters, gauges, and computer-generated data to determine adjustments or corrections necessary for proper boiler operations or changing load requirements. Reads and interprets wiring diagrams and blueprints. Regularly observe and note readings on gauges, meters, detectors, recorders, boiler water level indicators, and computer generated and analog displays to detect danger signals in operations. Tests and analyzes the feedwater, boiler water, and condensate using standard chemical tests. Determines the treatment and add chemicals to be used to control chemical concentrations, remove impurities and entrapped gases, or stabilize fluctuating water conditions in the boiler. Preforms Boiler Efficiency Institute (BEI) testing procedures for general plant safety and reliability. Receives emergency calls from elevator phones, coordinates rescue of trapped personnel on elevators. Maintains a computerized and paper log for all calls received and actions performed, actions performed in the operation of the plant operation, and all medical waste processing paperwork. Keep the MSDS paperwork updated with the newest version. Monitors the operation of chillers, air handlers, pumps, cooling towers, computer rooms, refrigeration equipment, and alarms to assure proper pressures and temperatures are maintained in the facility. Maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of the boiler plant, tool room, office, and medical waste room. Maintains inventory of the hand tools, power tools, chemical lockers, replacement part lockers, PPE gear, and cleaning supplies. Monitors, interprets, tests, and contacts appropriate personnel for medical gases (oxygen and nitrogen), fire alarms system, energy management system (EMS), boiler system, chiller system, Temp-track refrigeration system, Sterilant gas system, Veeder-root fuel oil system, Power Command generator system, waste water, elevators emergency phones, and medical waste system using multiple state-of-the-art computer systems. Monitors and tests the Medical Gas System to ensure proper flow to all patient areas, working closely with other engineering shops and tenant organizations in the monitoring of the main oxygen system, medical vacuum, low nitrogen, and nitrous oxide systems. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, holidays and weekends; subject to change based on the needs of the agency\nPosition Description Title/PD#: Boiler Plant Operator/PD04516A\nPhysical Requirements: The position frequently works in confined areas in and around boilers and support equipment. The work requires moderate to strenuous effort and long periods of walking, standing, climbing, bending, and crouching. Will frequently lift and carry boiler parts and chemical supplies weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 40 pounds without assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment. Makes repairs from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms to reach equipment in out-of-the-way places. When working on ladders and scaffolds, must be able to climb and carry tools and materials.\nWorking Conditions: Works indoors and occasionally works outside for short periods where they are subject to prevailing weather conditions. Subject to high temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, soot, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil, and fumes in the work area. Subject to strains, cuts, eye damage/irritation, bruises, infection, and abrasions from the use of tools and equipment and burns from acids, caustics, hot water, steam, and contact with piping and boilers. In addition, they work on catwalks and ladders. Work is at heights and/or in close quarters, as each assignment dictates, to accomplish the work in the physical plant. Required to use appropriate personal protective equipment. Works around operating equipment, steam tunnels, manholes, and mechanical rooms. The plant and building contain hazardous chemicals that require special handling procedures and protection." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, North Little Rock , Boiler Plant Operator, Other , North Little Rock, Arkansas

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