Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kenafric Industries Limited Boiler Attendant job in Kenya

Kenafric Industries Limited

Boiler Attendant

Function of Job:
Under general supervision of designated supervisor, to be responsible for firing and minor maintenance of high pressure boilers supplying heat and power.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operate high pressure boilers, including starting and shutting down.
  • Monitor boiler operations and react to varying load requirements.
  • Perform constant visual checks, read gauges, and manipulate controls.
  • Assure that various meter readings of pressure and temperature are recorded.
  • Inspect boiler pipes, valves, pumps, and safety devices for leaks and malfunctions.
  • Periodically inspect and adjust control mechanisms.
  • Blow down boiler when conductive solids and impurities exceed specified limits; test high and low pressure safety controls.
  • Schedule and supervise cleaning of equipment and work areas.
  • Supervise and assist in minor equipment repairs.
  • May supervise daily maintenance on boilers including oil and greasing of stokers, fans, motors, and other operating mechanisms.
  • Observe fire and safety precautions.
  • May be responsible for chemical makeup of water, testing of water qualities, and checking viscosity of oil, including:
  1. adding chemicals to condition boiler water.
  2. maintaining a chemical balance in boiler water according to prescribed procedures.
  3. performing conductivity, alkalinity, phosphate, silica, sulphate, and other hardness tests.
  4. adding chemicals to boilers needed to maintain a good chemical balance.
  • May order gas and oil deliveries.
  • Prepare and maintain records on treatment, oil, gas chemicals consumption, and steam and hot water production.
  • Cooperate and work with authorities and other inspectors as required.
  • May perform general maintenance duties requiring skills in plumbing, painting or mechanical trades.
  • May investigate and take corrective action for emergency repairs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
  • Vocational school graduation or equivalent.
  • One year of experience in work related to the operation of high or low pressure boilers, or requiring heating, mechanical or plumbing skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate and maintain high pressure boilers.
  • Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job, including heavy lifting.
Email: recruit@kenafricind.com