Boiler Operator Job in Kenya

Job Responsibilities

  • To provide skilled work in the installation, repair, operation, and maintenance of steam boilers services that sustain reliable generation of quality steam.
  • 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.
  • Blow down boiler when conductive solids and impurities exceed specified limits; test high and low pressure safety controls.
  • Daily maintenance on boilers including oil and greasing of stokers, fans, motors, and other operating mechanisms to maintain high efficiency and reliability
  • Observe fire and safety precautions.
  • Responsible for chemical makeup of water, testing of water qualities, and checking viscosity of oil, including: -adding chemicals to condition boiler water to maintain a good chemical balance according to prescribed procedures.
  • Performing conductivity, alkalinity, phosphate, silica, sulphate, and other hardness tests.
  • Prepare and maintain records on treatment, oil, gas chemicals consumption, steam and hot water production.
  • Operating the boiler
    safely as per OSHA requirements and optimally for reliable supply of steam
  • Preparing the boilers for statutory inspections as per OSHA requirements
  • Carrying out boiler and condenser water analysis and treatment
  • Quality assessment and receiving of wood


  • O-Level Education.
  • 1 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.

    How to Apply

    Applications to be sent to by 31st August, 2018

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