1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7121-11 Engine or Boiler Operator

Operates and maintains stationary engines and associated mechanical equipment.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • starts equipment, adjusts controls and observes meters, gauges and warning lights to obtain desired operating conditions and output
  • analyses temperature, pressure, fuel flow and other instrument readings to ensure efficient operation and combustion
  • observes the operation of equipment to detect or isolate malfunctions and prevent damage
  • records instrument readings, hours of operation, fuel consumption and power output
  • reports on equipment performance and serviceability
  • checks, cleans, lubricates and adjusts equipment

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