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Ashton Lewis - Sullivan Lumber is seeking applicants for a Boiler Operator located in NORTHPORT, AL. Ashton Lewis - Sullivan Lumber is a manufacturer of lumber products and distributor of building products servicing Do-It-Yourself retail home centers, pro dealers, and other retail building-related and industrial segments.


PAY: $16 - $22 PER HOUR



Boiler operators operate, repair, maintain, and adjust boilers, turbines, pumps, compressors, water lines, steam lines, valves, and all related systems and equipment. Boiler operators work in industrial environments such as factories, power plants, warehouses, and in the equipment rooms of large buildings that run on boiler systems. People in this career work all shifts, including nights and weekends, and report directly to floor supervisors or managers. Boiler operators work within boiler rooms and equipment rooms and rarely travel in the course of their day-to-day duties.


  • Monitor and Maintain Boilers: Boiler operators perform frequent inspection checks and regular maintenance on boiler systems and related valves, gauges, piping, and other equipment.
  • Inspect Fluids: Boiler operators constantly inspect water, gas, and other fluid levels inside boilers and related equipment, making adjustments to fluids as necessary to keep systems operating at peak levels.
  • Repair Boiler Machinery: Boiler operators repair piping, valves, and other boiler machinery as needed.
  • Replace Boiler Parts: Boiler operators replace defective valves, gauges, and other boiler parts as needed.
  • Record Daily Readings: Boiler operators record daily gas readings, feed water tests, and other test results.
  • Adjust Equipment: Boiler operators adjust valves and boiler controls as needed to control the amount of pressure in the system and keep the boiler system functioning safely.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Boiler operators keep all boiler rooms, related facilities, and work areas clean and organized at all times.
  • Read Blueprints: Boiler operators read and follow blueprints, operations manuals, and instructions to perform scheduled maintenance and make repairs to boiler systems.


  • Boiler operators are professional and hands-on technicians with a high degree of mechanical aptitude who work in physically demanding environments. Employers require boiler operators to display these required job skills:
  • Physical stamina – boiler operators are physically able to work in the most extreme conditions, including hot, cold, wet, and steamy environments, and are able to lift up to 75 pounds at a time
  • Mental strength – boiler operators sometimes perform work at extreme heights and in tight, confined spaces, which requires them to stay composed and focused even in the most uncomfortable, frightening locations
  • Math skills – boiler operators check readings and work with numbers regularly; they can immediately recall measurements and formulas to determine when parts of the boiler system are experiencing too much strain, which requires a good grasp of mathematics and the ability to make quick calculations
  • Problem-solving skills – boiler operators make quick decisions to solve potential and existing problems, which requires decisive problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills – because boiler operators frequently speak with other boiler workers and provide detailed updates to their immediate supervisors, people in this career have good verbal communication skills
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and post job offer background check


Interested candidates please submit resumes with "BOILER OPERATOR" in subject line to:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Should you have special needs that require reasonable accommodations, please notify AIDT at 334-280-4400 so proper arrangements can be made. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users, our number is 334-280-4475.