Boiler Operator

Job description

Job Category:


Position Title:

Boiler Operator

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time


Finance and Administration


Facilities - Trades

Department Statement:

It is the mission of the Facilities Department at Colgate University to create the safest, cleanest, and most comfortable environment that further distinguishes Colgate University as a world-class educational institution. We work hard as part of a unified team, to make everyone who arrives on campus feel welcome. It is our vision to be an exceptionally run facilities department that is dedicated to exemplary service, environmental stewardship, operational efficiency, teamwork, and fiscal responsibility. “One Team, One Mission”


•Completes job assignments as assigned in an expeditious, professional manner without direct supervision.
•Performs repairs, adjustments, chemical tests and system set-ups on high pressure (gas, wood & oil) boilers and on all equipment pertinent to the operation of a high pressure steam heating plant.
•Performs preventative maintenance on boiler systems, compressors, gearboxes, motors, pumps, and water softening equipment.
•Conducts routine monitoring of high pressure gauges, controls, water levels and chemical water treatment.
•Maintains accurate records of preventative maintenance and controls readings as required.
•Promptly answers campus and dispatch calls as needed and monitors EMS building computer system.
•Safely operates a skid steer to load woodchips for wood-fired boiler.
•Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
•Troubleshoots basic electrical controls.
•Operates window based computer system.
•Conducts layouts for assigned jobs, reads, interprets, provides material labor estimates, orders materials, and translates into a finished product.
•Maintains accurate records of materials used and time spent on assignments.


Personal Accountability for Results


Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.


Effective Communication


Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.


Problem Solving and Decision Making


Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.


Change Management


Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.


Leadership and Teamwork


Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.


Creativity and Innovation


Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.


Diversity and Inclusion


Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.




Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

•Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of constituents on a daily basis.
•Must have the ability to work rotating shifts including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated ability to fabricate steel pipe is desired.
•Knowledge of Babcock & Wilcox boilers and/or industrial boilers is preferred.
•Experience with boiler computer operation systems (SCADA systems) is preferred
•Experience in operating a skid steer.


Must possess one of the following:
•Certificate from accredited apprentice-boiler training program OR
•Graduation from a related trade school plus one year of experience in the field OR
•Proof of four consecutive years as boiler operator/mechanic or related experience OR a minimum of a high school diploma/GED or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are attained is required.

Consideration will be given to candidates that may meet a partial combination of experience, with the position being awarded at a Junior level.


A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy, is required.

Physical Requirements:

•May be exposed to hazards of electrical shock, heat, confined spaces, and steam.
•Must have the ability to work outside as required.
•Will be required to wear a NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Health & Safety) approved respirator and pass respirator fit test.
•Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment as required, which may include a flame-resistant uniform (as defined by NFPA-70E).
•Must be able to stand for long periods of time and to lift and carry up to a maximum of 100 pounds.
•Must be capable of strenuous exercise during each shift to include raking, pushing, pulling, and scooping.

Other Information:

Bargaining Unit Employees must apply by 11/20/ 2020 to be considered.

Requisition Number:




Work Schedule:

This hours for this position are as follows:
Saturday – Wednesday 11:00 pm – 7:00 am

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:

The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:




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Job No:
Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 2/17/2021
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