Boiler Operator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-06
Req: R0019054

Facilities Management at the University of Virginia has an exciting opening for a Boiler Operator at our University Heat Plant. Boiler Operators are responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the Heat Plants. Duties include monitoring, operating, adjusting, and performing maintenance on coal conveying system; coal, gas, and oil-fired boilers; water treatment systems; air pollution control equipment; lime systems; ash handling system; and more. The incumbent must also accurately determine and correct the cause of operating problems in an emergency. The Boiler Operator must have the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, materials, and systems in water analysis, lime slurry preparation, and high-pressure steam systems.

Note: The position is for shift work with rotating days off, which will include some weekends.

Duties Include:

  • Monitor Heat Plant operating equipment to ensure efficient systems operation.
  • Diagnose operating problems and takes action to avoid total plant shutdown.
  • Conduct inspections of the plant, maintain logs, and report areas of concern that would result in a boiler shutdown to the supervisor.
  • Order chemicals and performs treatment of boiler feed water.
  • Perform minor maintenance as assigned by the supervisor.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: A minimum of one year of experience in operating/maintaining boilers and related equipment.

Licensure: American Society of Power Engineers (ASOPE) licensure required within one year of hire. A valid Driver's license is also required.

For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks prior to the start date of the position.

Physical Demands:

The employee will be required to bend, stoop, squat, and walk while making frequent rounds and equipment checks. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while performing Boiler maintenance duties.

Position Compensation Range: $21.15 - $26.00 Hourly


Application Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday and search for 'Boiler Operator'. Fully complete the online application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

Application Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'Boiler Operator' and complete the application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

** Note: multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box. Applications that are incomplete or missing required documents will not receive full consideration. This position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Eirine Vlavianos, Recruiter at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 1/6/2021
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