Boiler room operator: duties and responsibilities
The boiler room operator performs responsible work. He is responsible for the health of the heating equipment, is engaged in the maintenance of boilers and the configuration of instrumentation used to record fuel consumption and control steam engines.
Responsibilities of the boiler operator
In accordance with the job description, the operator on duty is obliged to support the operation of the boiler equipment during its entire shift, which usually lasts 12 hours. At the end of the shift, the operator is obliged to hand over the workplace to the next person on duty.
The operator must understand the technical features of the boilers and be aware of how fuel quality affects the combustion process. He also needs to become familiar with safety when working with heating equipment. In addition, the operator must understand the principles of operation of steam engines, centrifugal and piston pumps, as well as have knowledge of the technology of operation of outdoor heating systems and the causes of malfunctions in the operation of heating networks.
List of duties of a boiler room operator:
- melting of boilers subject to compliance with safety regulations and rules of kindling;
- regulation of uniform burning of fuel;
- keeping records of meter readings (water temperature, level of steam and water, vapor pressure, etc.);
- monitoring the health of boilers;
- load control of boilers in accordance with the schedule specified in the instruction;
- troubleshooting in the boiler equipment;
- ensuring the smooth operation of the equipment.
In the event of an emergency, it is necessary to ensure the stoppage of the boiler room, take measures to eliminate the accident and call the staff specializing in emergency response.
Responsibility of the boiler operator
The operator on duty is responsible for the safe and uninterrupted operation of the boiler room. He is also responsible for the sanitary condition of the boiler room. Therefore, before handing over a shift, he needs to make sure of the cleanliness of the workplace, check the register of instrument readings.
The duty operator is obliged to perform his official duties in accordance with the labor legislation of the Russian Federation. For improper performance of duties he may be dismissed. The operator is responsible for causing material damage to the boiler house (in accordance with the current legislation).