Marine Firer

Tend boilers aboard vessels to maintain steam at specified pressure.
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Salary Range
$33,000 – $74,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Marine Firers do?

Tends boilers aboard vessel to maintain steam at specified pressure: Installs atomizing tips on end of burner barrels with wrench. Inserts barrels in burners. Connects fuel-oil lines to burners. Ignites fuel with torch. Adjusts burners to maintain steam pressure at specified level. Cleans drip pans, atomizing tips, burner barrels, and work area, using steam connections, solvent, or rags. Must have certificate issued by U.S. Coast Guard. May operate soot-blowers to clean combustion residue on generating tubes. May regulate amount of water in boiler and be known as Firer-Watertender.


Should I be a Marine Firer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Firer, Marine

    How to become a Marine Firer

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