Boiler operator: duties and responsibilities
The operator of the boiler house performs the responsible work. He is responsible for the serviceability of the heating equipment, is engaged in servicing the boilers and adjusting the instrumentation used to account for fuel consumption and control of steam engines.
Duties of boiler operator
In accordance with the job description, the duty operator is obliged to maintain the operation of the boiler equipment during its entire shift, which usually lasts 12 hours. At the end of the shift, the operator must hand over the workplace to the next duty officer.
The operator is obliged to understand the technical features of the operation of the boilers and to know how the quality of the fuel affects the combustion process. Also, he needs to familiarize himself with safety techniques when working with heating equipment. In addition, the operator must understand the principles of operation of steam engines, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, as well as have knowledge of the technology of operation of external heating systems and the causes of malfunctions in the operation of heating systems.
The list of duties of the operator of the boiler house:
- melting of boilers taking into account observance of safety precautions and rules of kindling;
- regulation of uniform burning of fuel;
- keeping records of meter readings (water temperature, steam and water level, steam pressure, etc.);
- control of the serviceability of boilers;
- regulation of the boiler load in accordance with the schedule specified in the instruction;
- elimination of malfunctions in the operation of boiler equipment;
- ensuring the uninterrupted operation of the equipment.
In the event of an emergency, it is necessary to ensure the shutdown of the boiler house, take measures to eliminate the accident and call employees specializing in the elimination of emergency situations.
Responsibility of boiler operator
The operator is on duty in charge of the safe and uninterrupted operation of the boiler house. He is also responsible for the sanitary condition of the boiler room. Therefore, before passing the shift, it is necessary to make sure of the cleanliness of the workplace, to check the log of the readings of the instruments.
The duty operator is obliged to perform his / her duties in accordance with the labor legislation of the Russian Federation. For improper performance of duties, he can be dismissed. The operator is responsible for causing material damage to the boiler house (in accordance with current legislation).