Low Pressure Firer

Tend low pressure boilers that supply steam heat for establishments.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$33,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Low Pressure Firers do?

Tends low pressure boilers that supply steam heat for office buildings, apartment houses, or industrial establishments: Shovels coal or coke into firebox to feed fuel into boiler; turns valves to regulate flow of gas, oil, or pulverized coal into firebox; or moves controls to regulate fuel feeding speed of automatic stoker. Reads gauges and moves controls to maintain specified steam pressure, temperature, and water level in boiler. Cleans burner, using tools, such as shovel, wire brush, and scraper. May perform maintenance duties, such as cleaning boiler room and removing waste from building. May be required to hold license issued by state or municipality.

Should I be a Low Pressure Firer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Firer, Low Pressure, Low Pressure Boiler Tender

    How to become a Low Pressure Firer

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