7182-Steam Engine and Boiler Operators

Job Title: 

Steam Engine and Boiler Operators

Job Description: 

Steam engine and boiler operators maintain and operate various types of steam engines, boilers, turbines and auxiliary equipment to provide power and other utility services for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings, at work sites and aboard ships or self-propelled vessels.


Analyzing and recording instrument readings, troubleshooting and performing minor repairs to prevent equipment or system failure

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

815 - Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Specific Occupations: 

718201 - Boiler or Engine Operator
Description : Operates and maintains stationary engines, boilers, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, and associated mechanical plant.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Air Compressor Operator, Air-conditioning / Refrigeration Plant Operator, Boiler Tender, Marine Engine Driver, Motorman / Motorwoman (Fluids Drilling), Ship's Boiler Operator, Steam Boilerman Fireman, Steam Engine Operator, Stoker, Thermal Plant Operator

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa