PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:54 pm

Found the following job posted at a local College. Maybe I'll apply :D

Min. Pay Rate: $9.50 hr.

Essential Position Functions:

Boiler Room
Operate stoker to keep coal fired furnace going. Observes pressure, temperature and draft meters on panel to verify operation of automatic combustion control system. Feeds water regulators, stokers, and burners. Turns valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water levels, and steam pressure of boiler. Observes boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and makes repairs such as cleaning boilers, pipes and fittings. Maintains daily operation log. Dumps fly-ash every shift. Keeps boiler room and equipment in a clean and tidy condition.

Marginal Functions:
• Assures that trucker unloads coal in proper place
• Other job related duties as assigned
• During “off season”, assist in various duties within the department as needed

Special Knowledge:
• Operation of coal/oil/gas fired boilers
• Must be familiar with and adhere to all the safety rules and regulations for the College Safety Policy which apply to the work environment and pressure vessel safety

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to read, write and follow instructions
• One year boiler plant operator experience required
• Overtime may be required

Position Location:
• Physical Plant - Boiler Plant

Equipment Used:
• Basic maintenance hand tools, shovel, wheelbarrow, etc.

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
• Must be able to climb ladders and work from catwalk
• Must be able to work in an extremely hot environment

• None.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: Job

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:07 pm

• Assures that trucker unloads coal in proper place

Well that is one thing I never had an issue with, you can always tell where the coal window is. If it doesn't have the tell tale signs of dirt or being beat up there is always at least some amount of coal by it whether its the crack in the foundation or the small crack between the sidewalk and the foundation. It's always there, might just be few grains of dust but its always there. :)

Everhear the one about the oilman who put the delivery into the wrong house? You guessed it, pipe went nowhere. :lol: House probably still stinks like fuel.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Job

PostBy: coalshop On: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:33 pm

About 30yrs ago a house I bought had 2 oil tanks in the coal bin. well I installed a used coal furnace along side the oil furnace so I needed a coal bin again. I removed one oil tank and left one hooked up and made half of a coal bin. a couple of years later I went to the hunting camp to open it up and start a fire. my wife came up and said when she got home from shopping an oil bill was sticking in the door. I called them and said I would buy it for half price. they said NO. so I said come pump it out I heat with coal .when they came to pump out the oil I ask why would you deliver to someone that was not a customer of yours and you could of delivered 275gals oil in my cellar drain. they said SORRY. :x :o :shock:
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 1;House Pocono;Garage