Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
47190 Oiler/Diesel Oiler
Lubricates moving parts such as gears, shafts, and bearings of engines and auxiliary equipment. Makes scheduled rounds to observe temperature, pressure, oil level, and condition of equipment, and records data in engineering log. Duties include tending pumps, maintaining evaporators, and monitoring operation of automatically controlled boilers. Assists in transferring oil and water, and may assist in maintenance and repairs in engine room, machine shop, shaft alley, and related spaces.