High Pressure Firer

Tend high pressure boilers that supply power for engines and turbines.
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Salary Range
$41,000 – $85,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do High Pressure Firers do?

Tends portable or stationary high pressure boilers that supply heat or power for engines, turbines, and steam-powered equipment, such as steam shovels, pile drivers, or cranes, or industrial processes: Shovels fuel, such as coal or coke, into firebox or conveyor hopper, or turns valves and moves controls to regulate flow of fuel, such as gas, oil, or pulverized coal, into firebox. Reads gauges and moves controls to maintain specified steam pressure and water level in boiler. Removes ashes from firebox, using shovel and bucket. May clean and repair boilers. May treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality. May be designated according to type of boiler tended as Firer, Automatic Stoker; Firer, Portable Boiler; Firer, Stationary Boiler; or type of equipment supplied with power as Firer, Locomotive Crane; Firer, Pile Driver; Firer, Steam Shovel; or type of installation as Firer, Powerhouse.

Should I be a High Pressure Firer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Firer, Automatic Stoker, Firer, Boiler, Firer, Locomotive Crane, Firer, Pile Driver, Firer, Portable Boiler See More

    How to become a High Pressure Firer

    High Pressure Firers often have an Associate's degree. Chart?chd=s:q29aaa&chl=no+college+%2827%25%29|certificate+%2834%25%29|associate%27s+%2839%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,27,39
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