Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
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.