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Boiler Operator

Job Title Boiler Operator Location Danville, PA Job Category Facility Services Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department GMC Boiler Operations Team Date posted 06/24/2024 Job ID R-61403

Job Summary

Maintains and monitors the operation of steam generating boilers, water treatment, distribution systems and maintains system needs and regulatory requirements.

Job Duties

  • Shifts are 5:00am-1:00pm, or 1:00pm-9:00pm, or 9:00pm-5:00am
  • On-call includes weekends and holidays
  • Operates and monitors medium pressure steam generating boilers.
  • Makes chemical checks of boiler water.
  • Records periodic readings from graphs, meter charts, gauges.
  • Maintains hourly and daily records of fuel consumed, water used and steam produced.
  • Assures that operations conform to regulation.
  • Maintains daily operating information as required by licensing authorities.
  • Operates and monitors primary water treatment and distribution system.
  • Checks chlorine levels of water systems.
  • Maintains reservoir levels.
  • Monitors fire line pressure and room temperature.
  • Regenerates water softeners.
  • Checks and maintains water pumps.
  • Conducts periodic inspection of high pressure relief valves, alarms and cutoffs.
  • Performs the following maintenance functions: cleans boilers or related equipment, oils and greases equipment, performs minor refractory repairs, washes and disinfects trash receptacles, assures proper air distribution through primary air tubes for combustion efficiency and cleans conveyor systems for assurance of safe operations.
  • Sweeps and scrubs floors, paints boilers and incinerator equipment, pumps and all other equipment as needed.
  • Monitors the building automation system.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of alarms after filtering out nuisance alarms.
  • Assist automotive department at preparing the vehicle fleet for daily dispatching.
  • Determines proper disposal of special trash steams and disposes according to departmental procedures.
  • Properly operates the ChemClav.
  • Ensures the operation of the ChemClav is in accordance with DER and EPA solid waste requirements for proper treatment of infectious waste.
  • Identifies equipment malfunctions and repair needs.
  • Immediately notifies supervisor.
  • Performs 40-hour spore testing on ChemClav, as needed, to ensure proper treatment of processed infectious waste.
  • Documents results for three consecutive days in log book.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body


Organizing; Computer Literacy; Mathematics; Working Independently; Teamwork; Communication

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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