Boiler Operator

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Location East London, South Africa
Date Posted Jan 14, 2021
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


  • People, passion, perfection. At the core of what we do at Nestlé, we’re led by a commitment to the health and wellness of our customers, a passion for quality and perfecting our promise to deliver good food and a good life. With over 308000 employees worldwide and a history that spans over 150 years, we’re known as “best place to work” and “the world’s biggest food and beverages company”.  We're now looking for a Boiler Operator based at one of our factories in East London. The core purpose of the role is:

    • Operation of boilers and auxiliary equipments processes
    • Maintenance of utilities plant and equipment
    • Routine analysis to optimize plant operation

    What will make you successful

    • Understanding operations of systems, processes and machines
    • Trade tested Artisan will be advantageous (Millwright, Fitter, Electrician)
    • Minimun 2 years Technical Experience in the boiler operation, utilities / service operation
    • Boiler operator experiance would be an advantage
    • Competent to work at heights
    • Competent to work in confined space
    • Understanding operations of systems, processes and machines

    Long Description


    • Operate Plant as per production operating parameters
    • Perform maintenance on equipment during break downs
    • Make sure standby equipment is rotated weekly and always fully functional


    • Adheres to all safety and health regulations currently in placed and as may be changed from time to time
    • Adheres to the medical surveillance plans prepared by the industrial sister and attends medical examination as required
    • Uses the appropriate PPE for his area of work and reports to safety officer for replacement incase of damage or excessive wear
    • Reports for purpose of correction, any malfunction or damage to equipment in and around boiler house air compressors and ammonia plants and especially with regard to machine guards
    • Reports any accidents or near misses when they occur in and around the boiler house air compressors and ammonia plants


    • Records the boiler operating conditions, blow downs, soot blows and boiler water test results
    • Keeps accurate records of all boiler safety alarms
    • Replace steam pressure chart when needed
    • Reports and log sheets to be completed for each shift or boilers, air compressors and refrigeration system
    • Keep record up to date during the shift. Inform relieve shift of all issues necessary for a smooth takeover
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