Ascension Health Boiler Operator / Providence Hospital / PRN Rotating in Southfield, Michigan

Job ID: 222220

Boiler Operator / Providence Hospital / PRN Rotating

Southfield, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Title: Boiler Operator

City, State: Southfield,MI

Location: Providence Hospital - BU 34014

Department: Plant Operations 001

Additional Job Details: PRN,Rotating

Shift would be mostly evenings, nights and weekends. with an occasional day shift as well

This is a collective bargaining agreement (union) position

Marketing Statement

St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.

Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication

Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Boiler Operator under direct supervision, operates boilers and auxiliary equipment according to specified procedures and safety standards.


  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the organization’s core values through active involvement in the quality improvement process.

  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.

  • Operates boilers according to specific procedures. Activities include, a) maintaining proper pressure, b) controlling amount of fuel, c) adding water treatment chemicals, d) regulating water level. E) checking the amount of draft, f) checking for the correct operation of all gages, and g) operating blowers as required.

  • Manipulates valves to control the flow of water and fuel and to increase or decrease steam as required. Adjusts equipment controls to correct malfunctions if they occur.

  • Observes operating equipment, meters, and gages to insure that operation is in accord with specified instructions. Inspects boiler safety devices.

  • Regularly records meter, gage, and graph readings in department equipment log. Periodically tallies amount of natural gas, domestic gas, steam pressure, water volume, and oxygen expended or required.

  • Reports abnormal operating conditions or major repair requirements to shift engineer, and assists in implementing remedial action.

  • Performs minor repairs, as necessary, such as replacing defective meters, packing valves, worn gaskets, tightening joints and lights.

  • Receives calls from departmental personnel regarding problems, such as lack of temperature control. Relays information to shift engineer of maintenance mechanics who make the necessary repairs or corrections.

  • Maintains and operates air conditioning equipment. Checks and records temperatures on air conditioning equipment, such as chillers, chilled water pumps, and condensed water pumps.

  • Monitors motor and pump bearings on all powerhouse equipment monthly.

  • Maintains the boiler room and work area in a clean, orderly, and safe condition. May clean and pain equipment as necessary.

  • Responsible for operating Siemens Energy Management and Simplex Fire Alarm computers and the knowledge of building’s fire protection system.

  • Assists in the annual boiler inspection and prepares boilers for annual inspection.

  • Maintains and controls the occurrence of biological contamination in the cooling towers – and maintains proper water treatment in the cooling towers.

  • Responsible for planned maintenance in the powerhouse on equipment. (Fans, pumps, motors, etc.)

  • Daily, tests and treats boiler feed water for scale, oxygen, pitting, corrosion, hardness, etc. and add chemicals to treat these problems.

  • Performs snow removal duties and spreads salt on hospital driveways, entrances and walkways as assigned.

  • Assists with minor repairs to machines, equipment, and systems normally attended to by the Maintenance unit of the department. May repair such things, but not limited to, pneumatic tube systems, air compressors, change light bulbs, respond to T.V. problems, room temperature requests, calls regarding plugged sinks and commodes or duties and projects as assigned.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills consistent with mission and values.

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with physicians, other hospital associates, patients and families.

  • Demonstrates ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.

  • Demonstrates ability to read, write and understand written and verbal communications. Demonstrates ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction and multiplication.

  • Demonstrates ability to walk and stand approximately 90% of work time, often lifting and positioning equipment and devices up to 60 lbs.

  • Ability to demonstrate friendly, courteous, professional customer service behaviors and provide service recovery in an accommodating manner consistently.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • High Pressure Boiler Operator license (City of Detroit) required.

  • High-pressure boiler operator license (City of Detroit) required.


  • HS or Equivalent Training and education is covered in requirement of license required

Work Experience:

  • One year of experience working at a heating or power plant after receipt of high-pressure boiler operator’s license required.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining the St. John Providence Health System team, please apply by completing an online application at

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

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Reasonable Accommodation

St. John Providence Health System provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: . Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within St. John Providence Health System will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Thank you for considering a career with St. John Providence Health System.

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