Tasks

  • operating, cleaning, lubricating and monitoring steam engines, boilers and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors and air-conditioning equipment to supply and maintain steam and power for buildings, marine vessels or pneumatic tools
  • analyzing and recording instrument readings, troubleshooting and performing minor repairs to prevent equipment or system failure
  • monitoring and inspecting performance of equipment for efficient operation and ensuring boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels are maintained at required levels
  • firing coal furnaces by hand or with stokers and gas- or oil-fed boilers, using automatic gas feeds or oil pumps
  • testing boiler water quality or arrange for testing, adjusting and taking necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits
  • monitoring ship’s engine, machinery and equipment indicators, recording variables and reporting abnormalities to ship engineer officer on watch
  • operating and maintaining off-loading liquid pumps and valves

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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