Boiler Operator (Shift Work Schedule), Physical Plant

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October 9, 2020



Reports directly to the Boiler Plant Foreman and is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the central steam plant boilers, integral steam and feed water piping and equipment and other integral plant systems and equipment, including natural gas, fuel oil and compressed air systems.


  1. Perform continuous surveillance of pressure boilers and associated equipment throughout he shift to insure proper operation.
  2. Make periodic checks of all equipment.
  3. Observe various gauges, meters and other instrumentation devices to determine the proper water, steam, air pressure, flow rates, levels and temperatures are maintained.
  4. Adjust valves and controls as necessary to attain desired results.
  5. Record critical measurements hourly or at other designated intervals.
  6. Observe fuel feeding mechanisms so desired combustion level is being maintained.
  7. Test boiler water for proper chemical level and treat accordingly.
  8. Blow down water columns, water glasses and mud drums.
  9. Clean equipment and working areas in the vicinity of boilers.
  10. Perform equipment repair and major maintenance.
  11. Oil/Grease motors, compressors, pumps and equipment.
  12. Wash, sweep, clean, mop and paint boiler room equipment and perform preventative maintenance on boilers.
  13. Perform routine maintenance on components of cooling and heating equipment.
  14. Maintain orderly storage of tools, materials and equipment.
  15. Clean shop areas as needed.
  16. Be available for overtime work as necessary.
  17. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Boiler Plant Foreman and Systems Trades Foreman, including some maintenance duties outside of specialty.


  1. Must have the ability to read and understand product instructions and cautions and work safety procedures.
  2. Must have the ability to read gauges and other computer information displays.
  3. Must have the ability to use hand and power tools.
  4. Must have the ability to lift 80-lbs.
  5. Must have the ability to climb ladders and work from elevated platforms.
  6. Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions given by the foreman and supervisor.


Preferred three years of prior boiler, plumbing, HVAC or related work experience.  (Up to 1 year of relevant vocational training may substitute for the two years' work experience.)  Work history showing dependability and strong work ethic required.

For entry-level candidates:  Work history showing dependability and strong work ethic required.  Prior professional experience in similar setting or complex mechanical system work experience required.  Similar setting will be evaluated to determine acceptability.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a staff application at or mailed to:

Truman State University

Human Resources

McClain Hall 101

Kirksville, MO 63501


Review of applications will begin October 16, 2020 and continue until position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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