Boiler Operator Wanted

at Colour Red
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time


. Role Purpose and Contribution

The key reason for the existence of this role:

· 1. Operates boilers to generate steam safely and efficiently to meet required plant demand

· 2. Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems, feed water regulators and stoker.

--exposure in the boilers with specific reference to John Thompson boilers. These are coal fired boilers.

This role supports the strategy by:

Maintain, repair and optimise plant to ensure maximum equipment availability and product quality at the lowest possible cost.

This role interacts with the following key people:

· Engineering

· Operations

· Materials



  • Grade 12, Maths and science are an added advantage
  • Considerable experience in the maintenance and operation of steam boilers or any equivalent combination of training experiences
  • Continuous Personal Development


  • Communication
  • Thorough knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of low to medium pressure boilers
  • Knowledge of steam plant safety standards and procedures
  • Able to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to operate and regulate boiler plant equipment and to make adjustment as required for plant output
  • Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams, written orders, instrument readings, manufactures operating books and to record boiler plant information
  • OHSA
  • ISO 9002/ 14000/ 2200

Boiler Operation

  • Assist boiler operator to adjust boiler settings to achieve maximum throughput
  • Assist the boiler operator as required
  • Execute proper shut down and ensure correct start up procedures is followed.
  • Assist boiler operator to maintains maximum boiler efficiency by adjusting, reading and interpreting gauges, indicators and steam flow meters
  • Assist boiler operator to maintains complete combustion through monitoring and adjustment of operating parameters
  • Liaise with Boiler operator on incidents or actions that would result in not achieving daily plan.
  • Monitor process in the field on continuous basis.
  • General boiler house keeping

Health and Safety and Equipment Care

  • Ensure correct care and safe use of equipment in the field


  • Maintains various records and reports relative to steam plant operations
  • Monitors correct conditions and parameters in the plant during steam production and report changes to the boiler operator
  • Check and report any faulty equipment to the boiler operator
  • Take samples on the field and record resulst
  • Adhere to environmental standards.
  • Adhere to EQR policy
  • Do frequent field checks and plant inspections.
  • Ensures that coal, ash and water samples are taken and logged
  • Capture data and logging of events

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: R42.00 to R69.00 /hour


  • Boiler Operator/similar: 1 year (Required)
  • coal fired/steam boilers: 1 year (Required)