Boiler Inspector
Consumer & Business Services-Building Codes - Oregon

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Job Class:

C5353 Boiler Inspector

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon’s consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

This position is with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

The successful candidate will inspect boilers and pressure vessels for compliance with safety standards, investigate safety issues, enforce regulations, stop unsafe operations and unsafe installations, and provide technical information about boiler safety codes, laws, rules, and regulations.

® This position will function in a "work from home" environment and will be located in Linn, Benton or Lane County. The location of this position will be discussed at the interview and finalized when the job offer is made.

INTERESTED? Here's What You Need:

The successful candidate will at a minimum:

® Have a current Commission from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. OR

® Have had a Commission from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors within the last two (2) years. OR

® Have passed the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors examination within the last two (2) years. OR

® Be able to pass the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors examination prior to being hired. (Obtain information on the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector examination requirements by clicking here.)

Candidates who are applying using the option of needing to pass the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors examination prior to being hired need to meet one of the following:

® Graduated from an accredited school with a degree in engineering plus one year of experience in design, construction, operation, or inspection of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels. OR

® An associate’s degree in mechanical technology plus two years of experience in design, construction, operation or inspection of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels. OR

® A high school education or equivalent plus three years of experience in high pressure boiler and pressure vessel construction or repair, or in charge of high pressure boiler and pressure vessel operation, or in the inspection of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels.

NOTE: The successful candidate must pass the Boiler Inspector Competency Exam within 90 days of hire.

Alternatively, an applicant may meet the following minimum qualifications:

Have a high school education, or its equivalent, AND

5 years experience in boiler installation, alteration or repair; OR

5 years experience as a high pressure boiler operator; OR

5 years experience in boiler or pressure vessel fabrication; OR

Any equivalent combination of experience equal to 5 years, AND

Must pass the National Board Inspector Certification exam within 6 months of being hired.


® Performs duties of the position in a manner which promotes customer service including treating people with courtesy and respect.

® Follows through on promises/commitments; demonstrates promptness, flexibility and cooperative efforts in problem solving; and explains procedures/technical requirements in a tactful, clear and concise way.

® Demonstrates effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others.

® Actively participates in a constructive manner to identify and resolve problems.


The successful candidate will have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Note: Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.

Requirements of a satisfactory driving record:

A driver having a satisfactory driving record is defined as a driver who has not been convicted or forfeited bail for any of the following offenses and infractions:

® A major traffic offense in the last 24 months (Examples include reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, failing to perform the duties of a driver, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and others),

® A felony revocation of driving privileges, or felony or misdemeanor conviction resulting in driver license suspension within the last 24 months,

® Three or more Class B traffic violations in the last 12 months,

® A careless driving conviction in the last 12 months,

® A Class A moving violation in the last 12 months (Class A is the most serious level of violation, e.g. going 30 miles over the speed limit).


® NOTE: Employment will be contingent upon the passing of a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically disqualify an individual from being considered for employment.

® Climbs, stoops, and crawls in boiler shops and inside some boilers while making inspections.

® Travels daily by motor vehicle to inspection sites within assigned geographical area.

® Exposed to hazardous weather conditions and building construction job sites.


® To apply for this position, follow the “ Apply ” link above to complete the online application.

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® The selection process will consist of a review of the materials provided. Candidates most closely matching the needs of this position will be invited to interview.

® Only complete applications received by the posted closing date and time will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.

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