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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

47160 Fireman-Watertender

Tends boilers to maintain steam at specified pressure and regulates amount of water in boiler. Duties include connecting fuel-oil lines to burners; igniting fuel with torch; adjusting burners to maintain steam pressure at specified level; observing gauges; regulating flow of fuel oil and water; and cleaning equipment and work area. May maintain and repair fireroom and engine room and monitor operation of evaporators and condensers used to convert salt water to fresh water.