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Boiler Operator Job Description
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We are looking for an experienced Boiler Operator to join our maintenance team. We will consider applicants with limited experience if you have completed relevant training programmes and are familiar with boiler systems, repair, and maintenance. Your primary responsibilities will include preventative maintenance and water treatment and pipe repairs, so welding experience or skills are beneficial. All applicants must be Gas Safe registered.
Boiler Operator Duties and Responsibilities
- Operate and maintain high and low-pressure boilers
- Perform compression and safety tests
- Water sampling and treatment
- Carry out preventative maintenance
- Perform pipe repairs
- Replace worn parts as required
Boiler Operator Skills and Requirements
- Completion of an apprenticeship or training programme
- Gas Safe registered
- Welding experience a plus
- Driver’s licence and reliable transportation
- Physical stamina
Personalising Your Boiler Operator Job Description Advise
The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.
When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:
Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.
Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.
Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.
The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.
Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth.
Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources.
Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.
Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.
Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.
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