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Boiler Operator, 3rd Shift

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

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Will work 3rd shift (6pm-6am) from Oct-Apr and 1st shift (7am-3:30pm) from May-Sept. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays.


Operates and maintains the low pressure boiler plant machinery and related equipment during heating season. Will perform general maintenance work in Physical Plant during non-heating season.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

*Starts and stops boilers as needed and transfers boilers to fuel oil when required.

*Monitors pressure and temperature gauges as well as water levels in sight glasses to ensure proper operation of boilers and equipment.

*Performs chemical tests on boiler condensation and monitors chemical usage.

*Takes meter readings as required. Regularly checks for water, air, or steam leaks from pipes, pumps and compressors.

*Keeps boiler plant clean.

*Clears assigned areas outside of boiler plant of snow, leaves, and other debris.

*Assists with other maintenance work such as window screens, venetian blinds, and vacuum cleaner repair.

*Performs general maintenance work in Physical Plant during non-heating season.

*Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.

*Performs related duties as assigned.


Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED).

Experience: Minimum of two years related experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers or mechanical maintenance activities preferred but not required.

Computer Skills: Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Requirements: Knowledge of institutional boilers and related equipment. Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions necessary in a boiler plant operation. Able to work well independently. Good problem solving skills. Solid hand/eye coordination. Able to operate all related boiler plant instruments and tools. Available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Worker is subject to varying inside and/or outside temperatures, which may include extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees). Work is performed both inside and outside, subject to weather. The worker is subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc., which may affect the skin or respiratory system.

Must pass a detailed background check.  Loras College recognizes the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Job Details

Req Num 05/16/2019
ID 686646
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Rotating Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education High School/GED

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