Boiler Fireman

Steam Fireman

Minimum ? Graduation in any stream and 2nd class Boiler Attendant/Operator certificate or 1st class Boiler certificate

Minimum 0?5 years of experience required

The tasks a Boiler Fireman is expected to perform include:

Shovelling coal into boiler to generate steam of required pressure

Lighting boiler by throwing lighted cotton waste into boiler furnace and supplying air into chamber for easy combustion of coal

Shovelling coal into fire chamber of boiler and spreading it evenly on surface for maximum combustion and utilization of heat to generate steam

Poking or raking burning coal with metal rod to drop burnt cinder and ash on floor

Breaking lumps of coal to ensure maximum use of coal in chamber and maintaining uniform heat

Ensuring that water supply to boiler is constant and at prescribed level

Checking temperature and pressure of steam by reading gauges and adjusting steam pressure by regulating feed of coal and water to boiler

Lubricating moving parts

Maintaining record of supply of coal to boiler, etc.

Collecting, carrying and dumping ash at control point

Using biogas instead of coal, especially in sugar factories

Cleaning water tubes and dismantling boiler for repairs

Knowledge of the correct amount of coal to be put into a boiler

Basic knowledge of optimum combustion methods

Skilled in maintaining the required temperature and pressure of a boiler

Skilled in lubricating the moving parts in a boiler

Ability to keep the machine in working condition all the time and servicing it periodically

Not applicable



Physically fit


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include exposure to extreme temperatures, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 14,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods & Manufacturing Sector in India

India's economy is expected to grow at 7.4 per cent in 2014-15 as per a Government forecast. Business conditions in the Indian manufacturing sector continued to improve in January 2015 fuelled by accelerated growth of output, marking the third straight month of expansion on the HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI rose to 52.4 points in January 2015 from 51.1 in December 2014. The composite PMI that combines both services and manufacturing sectors rose to 53.3 points in January 2015 from 52.9 in the previous month. India?s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025, according to a report by McKinsey and Company.

There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country?s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. This will give a boost to the FDI in the country and create many employment opportunities. This will certainly benefit professionals like Boiler Fireman.

Manufacturing industry

Cities and towns across India