Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers. A job as a Stationary Fireman falls under the broader career category of Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators.
•Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.
•Switch from automatic to manual controls and isolate equipment mechanically and electrically to allow for safe inspection and repair work.
•Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work.
•Monitor and inspect equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
•Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.
•Clean and lubricate boilers and auxiliary equipment and make minor adjustments as needed, using hand tools.
•Perform or arrange for repairs, such as complete overhauls, replacement of defective valves, gaskets, or bearings, or fabrication of new parts.
•Operate or tend stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, and air-conditioning equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings, marine vessels, or pneumatic tools.
•Activate valves to maintain required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners.
•Test boiler water quality or arrange for testing and take necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.
•Adjust controls and/or valves on equipment to provide power, and to regulate and set operations of system or industrial processes.
•Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.
•Weigh, measure, and record fuel used.
•Install burners and auxiliary equipment, using hand tools.
•Contact equipment manufacturers or appropriate specialists when necessary to resolve equipment problems.
•Provide assistance to plumbers in repairing or replacing water, sewer, or waste lines, and in daily maintenance activities.
•Test electrical systems to determine voltages, using voltage meters.
•Develop operation, safety, and maintenance procedures or assist in their development.
•Fire coal furnaces by hand or with stokers and gas- or oil-fed boilers, using automatic gas feeds or oil pumps.
•Check the air quality of ventilation systems and make adjustments to ensure compliance with mandated safety codes.
•Investigate and report on accidents.
•Receive instructions from steam engineers regarding steam plant and air compressor operations.
•Supervise the work of assistant stationary engineers, turbine operators, boiler tenders, or air conditioning and refrigeration operators and mechanics.
•Ignite fuel in burners, using torches or flames.
•Operate mechanical hoppers and provide assistance in their adjustment and repair
Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Answered By: Freefromdrama - 1/23/2012