Job Description

Job Title: Boiler Operator
Job ID: 756042
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Rotation
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Engineering
Location: , Altoona PA


Casual Status - Varied Shifts

Non Union

Posted:  1/4/2019


Maintains boilers, boiler auxiliaries, chillers, chiller auxiliaries and other plant equipment; maintains equipment in Surgery Center and Station Medical Center (SMC) boiler room to include cleaning, preventative maintenance and new installation.


  • All processes needed to operate and maintain chillers including but not limited to cooling towers, pumps, water chemistry, and building automation system. 5
  • Assists in snow removal duties.
  • Complies with all safety codes whether Federal, State, or local; maintains a safe work environment.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Could be scheduled for off shifts and rotation as needed. Available for on call.
  • Maintains good relations with other members of the crew, other crews, and all other departments so that work is performed in a harmonious manner.
  • Overall cleanliness of central plant building, electric service building, and mechanical spaces throughout the facility.
  • Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of central plant systems and associated equipment including but not limited to all processes needed to operate and maintain chiller operation.
  • Responsible for proper operation and maintenance of central plant systems and associated equipment including but not limited to all processes needed to operate and maintain high pressure boilers including but not limited to deaerator, feedwater system, softeners, boiler chemistry, burner tuning, annual cleaning and inspection process.
  • Responsible for the completion of all service work order assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Will be expected to perform any and all other duties related to facility maintenance as deemed necessary by management that is in the best interest of the hospital, its patients, staff, and visitors.



Education and Formal Training Required: High school graduate or equivalent, preferably a graduate from a vocational school; valid PA drivers license required. Stationary engineer license or equivalent experience in operation of boilers or power plants. Experience Required: Must have knowledge in boiler or power plant operation and repair; three years experience in boiler operations with an organization such as the U. S. Military, another hospital, school district, public utility company, etc.; solid mechanical background

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.52 to $25.35 / hour

Union Position: No

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