Boiler Plant Operator/ Stationary Engineer

Sjs executives llc - Newport
new offer (10/06/2023)

job description

SJS Executives, LLC (SJS), also doing business as SJS Industrial, is seeking a reliable, safety conscious, Boiler Plant Operator to work full time for SJS in Newport, RI to help support the operations at a US Navy Public Works division.

SJS is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with 250 employees coast to coast and a headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia;
it specializes in professional services to support federal and military organizations.

The pay for this position is 32.69$/hr - $37.34/hr. There is a $2 differential pay for 2nd shift and a $4 differential pay for 3rd shift. As an employee of SJS, you will also receive sick time (56 hours accumulated), 11 paid federal holidays, and our employer-paid insurance program which provide medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

The ideal candidate for this position understands the Navy Safety and Health Requirement manual, related agency equipment regulations and directives and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies, and procedures pertaining to Boiler Plant operations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Operates and services steam boiler plants as required to maintain ships in cold iron status. Lights off and shuts down boilers.
  • Analyzes operating conditions as shown by indicating and recording meters and gauges, reflecting load changes, steam temperature and pressure, flow of fuel, steam and air, flue gas conditions and other controls.
  • Adjusts equipment as necessary for efficient operation, including such equipment as alarm de vices, semi-automatic combustion controls, feedwater de-aerators and heaters, fuel heaters, internal chemical injection equipment, automatic stop valves, forced and induced draft fans, fuel and steam pressure control and relief valves, feedwater regulators and pumps.
  • Checks plant efficiency, using fuel specifications, steam tables, and other guides. Maintains operational log and computes data for boiler room log sheet.
  • Inspects safety valves and automatic safety devices for flame extinction, automatic re-ignition, low water cut-out and high-pressure cut-out.
  • Conducts internal, external, and hydrostatic tests of boilers;
    inspects for leaks, corrosion and pitting.
  • Locates source of trouble when visual inspection or meters and other controls indicate malfunctioning equipment or dangerous conditions.
  • Switches to manual controls if semi-automatic controls fail.
  • Follows standard emergency procedure until trouble can be corrected.
  • Removes boiler or auxiliary from the line if malfunctions cannot be corrected during operation.
  • Analyzes feedwater in make-up tank and boiler water, using standard chemical tests.
  • Operate feedwater conditioning and treatment equipment to remove impurities, control chemical concentration in boiler and remove entrapped gases.
  • Performs operational maintenance on boiler plant equipment.
  • Performs minor repairs and overhaul during shutdown periods.
  • Checks electric generator for voltage output and fuel and checks air compressor for oil, air pressure and fuel.
  • Performs all necessary duties to assure complete assistance to ship with water, air, electric and steam.
  • Performs various miscellaneous pipefitter type duties on building heating systems or saltwater fire mains on piers and trestles. Assists in hydrostatic testing of boilers and tanks to meet Navy standards for pressure vessels and locate and repair underground leaks in water distribution lines and repair freshwater wells and associated pumps, tanks and controls.
  • Installs, repairs and services all devices connected in, or in support of systems noted above such as condensate and vacuum pumps, relief, safety, motorized check and regulator valves, connectors and other related components.
  • Document actual hours worked into an electronic timecard at the end of every workday;
    submit completed timecards electronically bi-weekly
  • Participate diplomatically in meetings with the SJS management team, Navy workload managers or contracting officers, and representatives of other companies
  • Other related tasks as assigned by the SJS Director of East Coast Operations or his designee, which may be a government workload manager.


  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, sketches, specifications, and job order instruction.
  • Know the principles of a steam and hydronic heating system, understand basics and operations of hydraulic and air systems.
  • Ability to sketch pipe systems showing location, pitch and other required information;
    understand purpose and operation of regulators, valves or other controlling devices generally used in the trade and familiar with installation and repair of all associated water.
  • Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of physical activity including walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
  • Work at heights, in confined spaces, and possibly in awkward positions for extended periods
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and a thorough background check for access onto a military installation;
    please note the background check for this position extends past 7 years, in conformance with federal law and US Department of Justice guidelines for work on a military installation.

SJS Executives, LLC (SJS), also doing business as SJS Industrial, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy status and/or gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.


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