Boiler Operator
Sanimax - South Saint Paul, MN

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Sanimax is looking for a 3rd shift Boiler Operator.

The Utility Boiler Operator is responsible for all aspects associated with running and maintaining all boilers and associated steam and condensate system equipment, I.

E. piping, pumps, valves, gauges, etc in the processing facilities.


Must be able to safely operate and trouble shoot high-pressure boilers, assist with maintenance of boiler and associated equipment coordinate and assist boiler inspections. Must be able to withstand constant standing and walking, frequently climb stairs and ladders, frequently lift 30 pounds and infrequently lift 100 pounds, work in a safe manner and maintain a safe work environment. Be able to operate forklift and bobcat.
  • 50% of time – Operate the high pressure Nebraska boiler associated with the rendering plant, to include start-up, normal operation, and shut down, burning Natural gas, Fuel oil and alternative fuels. Cleaning and inventorying burner tips, burner gun parts, oil strainers, unloading and inventorying fuels, etc. Boiler water chemistry tests, addition and inventory of boiler chemicals. Water softener testing, inventory and ordering of salt. Clean boiler, boiler room and all associated equipment. Monitor boiler water levels, receiver water level, firing rates, steam pressure, steam flows, all pressures on fuels, steam, water, condensate, etc. Test safety equipment as often as needed or required. Monitor boiler fuel efficiencies and alert Supervisor of the need of boiler tune-ups as needed. Coordinate and assist in biannual boiler inspections. Maintain inventories of boiler supplies, fuels, cleaning supplies, etc. Be able to determine when problems exist and have the ability to trouble shoot them and know when to seek assistance. Issue work orders for equipment needing repairs and assist in all maintenance of the boiler.
  • 20% of time – 1.5 hours out of an 8 hour shift
  • Operate and monitor the Johnston Boiler
  • Start up, normal operation, and shut down. Burning natural gas, Fuel Oil and alternative fuels. Cleaning oil strainers, unloading loads of fuel, etc. Perform boiler safety checks every two hours. Be responsible for running water chemistry tests adding chemicals, and maintaining chemical inventory. Clean the Johnston boiler and boiler room and all associated equipment. Monitor boiler water levels, receiver water levels, firing rates, steam flows, steam pressure, all pressures of fuels, water, condensate, etc. Safety test all equipment as needed or required. Monitor boiler fuel efficiencies and schedule tune – ups annually or as needed. Coordinate and assist in bi-annual Boiler inspections. Issue work orders for equipment repairs and assist in all boiler repairs.
  • 15% of the time – Perform maintenance and repairs of boiler related steam and condensate systems.
  • 5% of time – Clean lunchroom, locker room laundry room, and help with laundry. Sweep and mop these areas daily, clean and stock bathrooms daily, empty trashcans and recycling containers daily. Communicate to the Shift Supervisor all accidents, down time, and exceptions, or any cost saving ideas and recommendations involved in the plant operations, assisting in the investigation and necessary documentation of any such incidents or opportunities. Maintain a clean and Salmonella free work environment in all areas of responsibility to meet company standards of ‘tour’ ready facility with 0% Salmonella recontamination rate by assuring that plant and equipment is kept clean and all booth baths are properly maintained.
  • 5% of the time- monitoring all scrubber systems to ensure they are operating in within acceptable parameters and immediately notify the Supervisor on duty if a discrepancy is observed. Also responsible for performing checks on ozone and oxygen generation systems to ensure they are operating properly and within acceptable parameters.
  • 5 % of the time-Training in performance of maintenance related skills required to perform the duties described. Training will be provided via on line courses, OJT, self study type courses or outside classes. Training will be both knowledge based and hands on and competency testing will be required.

  • Must have at least a 1st class B boilers license.
  • Must have the capability to understand and interact with fully automated control systems, and if necessary, to run in a manual mode, and comprehend the relationship to all operating components.
  • Must have the capability to fully understand steam processing and the complete rendering process and how each operation and activity effects boiler operation.

  • Must be a self-motivated individual with high work standards, leadership characteristics and good communication, problem solving, record keeping and mechanical skills.
  • Must be helpful and courteous in dealing with internal and external customers, suppliers and Anamax Company office personnel at all times and be able to resolve problems without creating conflict.
  • Must be able to balance a variety of demands, tasks, and operations at the same time, staying focused on present responsibility and yet able to plan ahead.
  • Must be able to work independently and know when to seek assistance.


Must be able to work in a noisy environment where odors from raw product are constantly present.

Must be able to withstand all types of climatic conditions and 30% of time involves temperature extremes.


High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

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