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Boiler Operator


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Job Title: Boiler Operator
Location: Mankato, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: CHS Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Operator/General Laborer
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing & Food Ingredients Division. We are looking for a Boiler Operator to operate the boiler room, gas plant, and co-gen including start up and shut down. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be safety conscious, and use good judgment.

You will:
  • Conduct operation and control of the boilers, boiler plant system including water testing, water flows, understand the function of the softeners, transfer pumps, and feed water pumps.
  • Switch boilers on oil and gas plant on propane with limited supervision.
  • Run the gas turbine and waste heat boiler in order to maintain proper efficiencies.
  • Maintain all oil levels, pressures, and temperatures.
  • Inspect the air filter system and air-cooling system to maintain proper temperatures.
  • Conduct continuous on-going inspections of key process points, make necessary adjustments to ensure correct operation of all machinery and equipment,(boilers, compressors, dryers, reformers, softeners, oil pumps, feed water pumps, soft water pumps, and all other related equipment).
  • Fill chemical tanks as required and monitor levels and chemical residual (boiler chemicals, deaerator chemical tanks, cooling tower chemical tanks).
  • Perform control analysis and adjust equipment accordingly to obtain proper quality in steam, hydrogen, nitrogen, air, electricity, water, and water discharged to the sewer.
  • Monitor temperatures and pressures on cooling towers, and test water, condensate, and cooling tower water.
  • Carry out or ensure that operating maintenance and lubrication is completed as required.
  • Follow all established safety rules, processes and procedures
  • Thoroughly and accurately complete all required paperwork and reports.
  • May be required to deviate from normal process procedure in order that investigational studies can be carried out.
  • Will be required to lift, use tools, shovel, and sweep.
  • Keep all work areas clean, orderly and in safe condition.
  • Perform any duties that may be assigned, during shutdowns the operator must perform special duties.

  • Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • State of MN 1st Class B Steam Engineer's License
  • Experience with operation and control of the boilers, boiler plant system including water testing, water flows, understand the function of the softeners, transfer pumps, and feed water pumps
  • Ability to spend considerable periods on feet including walking, standing, climbing steps, and climbing ladders.
  • Ability to push, pull, and physically lift 50 lbs. from the floor, to the waist, and above the head. You may be required to work while squatting, kneeling, or crawling.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work at heights up to 120 ft.
  • Ability to work in noisy, dusty, and otherwise undesirable conditions.

  • Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • 1st Class A License
  • Experience in a food processing facility
  • To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
    Job Post Date: 04/03/19
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