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Plant Auxiliary Operator

Boston, MA, USA Req #19
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Plant Auxiliary Operator will operate and maintain plant equipment.


  • Take schedule readings
  • Blow down boilers, water columns and glasses
  • Collect water samples, perform analysis and add chemicals as required
  • Maintain proper external cleanliness of boilers and related areas
  • Maintain proper lubrication of equipment
  • Keep Watch Engineer and Control Room Operator informed of changes in equipment conditions
  • Check, clean and shift burners and fuel oil strainers
  • Start and stop auxiliary equipment
  • Operate soot blowers
  • Stick oil tanks to determine levels
  • Assist in training other Auxiliary Operators
  • Clean smoke lenses
  • Perform other duties as required to insure continuous operation of the steam plant
  • Assist others as required and all other related duties


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess MA 2nd Class Fireman License
  • Must have the ability to distinguish between different shades of color and transcribe numbers accurately
  • Must be willing to become a Bargaining Unit member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 877

Physical Requirements:

  • Required to wear a half-face respirator or powered air respirators (PAPR) where proper safety procedures warrant their use
  • Requires lifting and / or operating machinery, tools, etc. weighing up to 50 pounds, unassisted
  • Employee will be required to work in confined spaces, climb ladders and /or stairs, and work in hot areas

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Boston, MA, USA