Chrysler Boiler Operator in Belvidere, Illinois

Boiler Operator

Belvidere Assembly Plant Belvidere, IL 61008, US

Job Type:Full Time

Date Posted: July 4, 2017 Job ID: 1017404

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Job Overview

Boiler Operators will generally be responsible for operating and performing routine maintenance and repair on all equipment within the powerhouse with the exception of new installations, mechanical and electrical. Boiler Operators will operate and maintain steam boilers or hot water generators and associated equipment, including compressors, cooling towers, pumps, fans. Boiler Operators will also perform all other work related to their trade as may be required on utility assets equipment as directed by the supervisor or their designee (Shift Engineer).

The Boiler Operators duties will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • The safe operation and routine maintenance on all powerhouse utilities production equipment and related systems including steam boilers, hot water generators, compressors, cooling towers, water treatment equipment and other support systems and ancillary equipment

  • Operating powerhouse equipment to meet the day to day energy demands of the Chrysler manufacturing facility including the production of steam and compressed air at the quantities and specifications required by the manufacturing facility

  • The monitoring of operating parameters and recording operating data, including production rates, fuel usage, electrical usage, pressures, temperatures, vibration indications, alarms and other pertinent information related to the safe operation of the powerhouse equipment

  • Boiler Operators will be required to promptly notify the USM or designee (Shift Engineer) of any unusual, abnormal or potentially unsafe operating conditions and to take action to mitigate any potentially unsafe condition or condition that if otherwise not corrected could result in out of specification energy production

  • The operation of all cooling towers and heat exchangers that support the operation of equipment within the powerhouse

  • The operation and routine maintenance associated with water treatment equipment for boilers, cooling towers, weld water systems and hot and cold water closed loops including the routine monitoring of water quality, the addition of water treatment chemicals to ensure the required water quality and the performance of routine maintenance of water treatment equipment including changing filters, adding salt to softeners, etc.

  • The de-energization (lock-out/tag-out) of all equipment within the powerhouse that is required to allow the safe performance of maintenance on such equipment

  • Perform routine maintenance on all powerhouse equipment, including predictive, preventive, and minor corrective maintenance

  • Assist contractors with work that is beyond the capability of the Boiler Operator, including tasks such as protective device calibration, etc.

  • Record and document all maintenance activities that are performed on powerhouse equipment including, utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to electronically document information and historical data

  • Maintain an adequate supply of spare parts including, belts, hoses, seals, lubricants, sensing devices, gauges, etc. as may be related to their trade in a designated storage area within the powerhouse

  • Troubleshoot and correct problems related to the proper monitoring, control and operation of powerhouse equipment

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area ensuring that the area is left in an unobstructed and safe condition following the completion of the job

  • Perform work and conduct activities as directed by the supervisor or designee (Shift Engineer) within their assigned area that pertains to energy conservation, including the repair of leaks, the timely turn-down of lighting and other machinery, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Candidates must have a minimum of eight years’ experience in central energy plant operations, including at least four years’ operating centralized steam and compressed air systems of comparable sizes to those at the plant in question

  • Operator’s license is required

  • License shall be a minimum 3rd Class

  • Ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to work any shift and work some overtime, including daily, weekend and holidays

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • A First Class Steam license is highly preferred

    In order to be considered for the position you will be asked to provide a minimum of 8 years of verifiable and documented experience or a U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate in a manufacturing environment.

FCA is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.