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United Airlines Boiler Room Technician in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Base Specialty - Boiler Room (Stationary Engineer) Technician

San Francisco, CA

Starting Salary: $26.77 per/hour and will continue to increase every year until 8 years.

Job Description and Overview

As a Boiler Room or Stationary Engineer Technician you will work in the fast-paced San Francisco Technical Operation Facilities department. The Boiler Room Technician plays a very important role in providing quality service to our internal customers. The Boiler Room Technician should have strong working knowledge and abilities to operate stationary gas fired boilers and auxiliary equipment. Boiler operation and maintenance, economizers, boiler safety and control devices, combustion principles, pumps and compressors, water treatment, safety and relief valves, physics and chemistr

  • Operates, maintains, and inspects automatic gas fired high pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers

  • Adjusts, maintains and tests boiler and mechanical, electrical or pneumatic control instruments and safety devices

  • Tests boiler water, cooling tower and water from other systems, and takes any necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits

  • Make all necessary adjustments to keep correct water treatment parameters

  • Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work

  • Monitor and inspect equipment, energy management computer, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions, and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Boiler Room Technicians must be able to work around the clock shifts, including weekends and holidays, in the outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority

  • Technicians may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority

  • Boiler Room Technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

  • Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract

  • New employees are required to join the union within ninety (90) days of employment

  • There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues


  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or education equivalent

  • Team player

  • Customer focused

  • Twelve months experience required as a Boiler operator or stationary engineer

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Valid US driver's license (revoked, suspended or expired are not considered valid)

  • Must pass 10-year background check

  • Must be willing to take a pre-placement physical abilities test, hearing and vision tests, and drug screen

  • Candidate must be able to clear a fingerprint-based criminal history check in order to obtain and retain credentials necessary for the position

  • Position-specific clearances may include but are not limited to FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal service clearances required

  • Overtime available/required depending upon operational need

  • Must be able to work any shift


  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Line / Individual Contributor

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled