Job Description

Location: Norwood Hospital
Posted Date: 3/4/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






Under supervision of Chief Engineer or lead boiler operator, fire boilers and control generation of a continuous supply of steam for heating and power.

  • Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
  • Supports others in the department and provides help and assistance when possible.
  • Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.
  • Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.
  • Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations.
  • Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
  • Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.
  • Abides by and upholds the hospital’s service excellence standards.
  • Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population.
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Following standard procedure, maintains fire, control and tends high-pressure steam boilers, generating a continuous supply of steam for heating hospital buildings and power machinery and auxiliary.
  • Regulate pressures by adjustments of controls and valves, observe meters and dials, regulate flow of oil or water for proper control of boilers and auxiliary equipment and make appropriate adjustments to prevent malfunctioning.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and perform or assist in the repair of boilers. Maintain orderliness of boiler room areas. Work on preventive maintenance program as required.
  • Maintain a full and accurate log of all actions while on duty.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Chapter 146, established safety practices and regulations.
  • Tours boiler room to observe operating equipment, meters and gauges to ensure that operation is in accordance with specified instructions. Manipulates valves to control the flow of water and fuel and to increase or decrease steam pressure as required. Adjust equipment controls to correct malfunction when indicated by observation or in response to a signal light. Notifies supervisor when major repairs or assistance is required. Records in a logbook meter, gauge and graph readings and repair work performed.
  • Using specified chemicals, periodically tests and treats the boiler water.
  • Performs minor repairs such as replacing worn gaskets, tightening joints and replacing defective meters. Cleans the insides of the boilers by turning valves to admit jets of steam to water columns, boiler tubes and boiler stacks to remove sludge and soot.
  • Keeps boiler room and its equipment and auxiliaries clean.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fire safety, smoking and infection control policies.
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.
  • Responds appropriately during unexpected events.
  • Attends annual Safety Fair.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Massachusetts 2nd class fireman license.
  • Knowledge of heating and power equipment required.
  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • Training on stationary boiler operations required.
  • Requires 2-3 years’ experience on stationary boilers.
  • Ability to be flexible in work habits.
  • Ability to read charts and gauges related to boilers.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic

Important COVID message

Please note, Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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