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Boiler Service / Controls Technician

Company: Orion Talent
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Orion Talent is helping a market leader in providing fully integrated boiler and burner systems hire a Boiler Service / Controls Technician in West Des Moines, IA

The Field Services Control Technician will be responsible for wiring, firing, and testing boilers in the field and the readiness of the customer equipment. Key responsibilities include:
--- Knowledgeable of PLC's, transformers, transmitters, and other boiler controls.
--- Wire all controls and motors for water tube and firetube boilers and auxiliary equipment.
--- Rebuild control valves and regulators.
--- Build and test control panel, fuel skids, condensate tanks and deaerators using wiring schematic and layout.
--- Trim out firetube and water tube boilers.
--- Perform start-up of rental boilers in field.
--- Read blueprints and wiring schematics.
--- Troubleshoot, fire, & set combustion on boilers, including super heaters, superheaters, and economizers.
--- Determine valve trim, regulator size & spring, oil gun length & size, & parts needed to fire any boiler.
--- Fire and set combustion on boiler with all types of pneumatic, electrical controls.
--- Train other employees on the operation and controls of boilers.
--- Maintain condition of and inventory of all tools and monitors.
--- Apply intellect, creativity, adaptability, judgment, and management skills to achieve required results.
--- Complete duties efficiently and cost-effectively & support peers/management on projects.

Position Details:
Locations: West Des Moines, IA
Travel/Territory: 60% of the time you will be in/out same day. Occasional overnight stay max up to a week. If job is greater than 60 miles away typically requires overnight stay. Primarily will cover 250-mile radius; on rare occasion will support another regional job within a 5-state footprint. Typically start 7am daily in the shop then dispatch. You will have a company vehicle completely outfitted with tools for all service work and travels.
Pay: Starting base rate + 1.5X O/T pay after 40 hours/week + pay increases with increased proficiency, development, and experience, which is self-paced and up to the individual employee + relocation. Starting rates depending on experience:
--- $35-$40/hr. Level 2
--- $40-$48/hr. Level 3
--- $48-$52/hr. Level 4, which is the equivalent of 6+ years of service

Requirements: Candidates must have at least 6 years of boiler, steam, or similar power/utility experience on the electrical and control systems with a good foundation in electronics and controls, schematics, voltmeters, sensors, and instrumentation who are critical thinkers and outstanding complex problem-solvers, have good operation and control experience. Candidates should have excellent understanding of combustion, troubleshoot interlocks, read & wire based off schematic, troubleshoot in absence of schematics, with experience doing planned boiler maintenance. Candidates must be team-players, dedicated, and detail-oriented with outstanding customer service and a solid driving record. This position is a great fit for former Navy nuclear candidates and candidates who have knowledge & experience on boiler controls & auxiliary equipment and possess and solid electrical & mechanical background. Any weld experience is a plus. No vaccination required.

Keywords: Orion Talent, West Des Moines , Boiler Service / Controls Technician, Engineering , West Des Moines, Iowa

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