STCC was the closet State Boiler Room to my home
Steam Fireman 1/Boiler Operator (Former Employee) – Springfield, MA – June 20, 2013
At STCC beside the usual Boiler Room/ Chiller Plant operations I did many aspects of the overall HVAC maintenance. On a typical day I would do the boiler room/chiller plant rounds and logs and chem treating and general mainenance. If the Cheif was present during the heating season ( when the high pressure steam boiler requring 24/7 monitoring was online) or when it wasn't heating season I would do the rounds of all the mechancal equipment and HVAC spaces and rooftop chiller towers and ventilation equipment and check the operation of the equipment in these areas. On a typical day I would be answering cold or hot complaints or following up on HVAC alarms from the Johnsons Controls Metysis HVAC computer monitoring system or answering noise or water leak or odor complaints to see if they were HVAC related. I did piping,motor changing, pump changing, filter changing, generator operating, radiator repairs, window AC changing, AC filter changing and cleaning, equipment oil adding and changing, belt adjusting and changing and replacement, condensate return equipment repairs, domestic hotwater circulation pump repairs and changing, aircompressor maintenance, smoke source detection, ductwork and insulation repairs, air handler repairs, heat exchanger repairs, ventilation fan and exhaust fan repairs. I think I would have to under go hypnosis to remember 100% of the repairs and maintenance I did in the seven years I was at STCC.
Free use of workout facilities, free workshoes annually
Management shorted us on overtime and holiday pay, mangement took away all benefits, finally management eliminated our jobs entirely