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FIFCO USA Steam Operator in Rochester, New York


The Steam Plant Operator will work under the direction of the Chief Engineer and operate high pressure boilers, boiler feedwater, and steam distribution systems. In this role, you will work with water softeners, de-alkalizers, and related boiler room equipment.

STATUS: Full Time

SHIFT: Rotating 12-hour shifts; Weekends, holidays and OT as required

LOCATION: Rochester, NY




  • Perform water treatment testing and analysis on the boilers and related equipment

  • Execute all operation and maintenance functions to ensure the plant runs safely and efficiently

  • Conduct hourly rounds and maintain daily maintenance logs

  • Continue to train and learn on both a self-directed and class-oriented training program

  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems

  • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly

  • Monitor chemical and water levels

  • Operate stationary boilers and auxiliary equipment such as pump compressors to apply and maintain steam for building heat and production

  • Assist during plant shutdowns and boiler inspections

  • Regular preventative maintenance as required

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), properly wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and follow all safety and company policies at all times

  • Actively exhibit a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive work environment

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must hold a minimum of a current 3rd class City of Rochester Stationary Engineer License

  • 2-5 years of related experience

  • Experience operating boilers, de-alkalizers, pumps, motors, turbines, and fans

  • Experience working with various fuel oils

  • Ability to read and interpret plant drawings and procedures

  • Basic computer knowledge is necessary, including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Working knowledge of fire (i.e. flame management system and Allen Bradley Micro-Logix System) preferred

  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, troubleshoot, and practice safety at all times (LOTO and confined space)

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • Required to pass a negative pressure respiratory mask fit test

  • Ability to operate hand tools and machinery as needed

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. as well as push, pull, climb, crawl, bend, and stand/walk for up to 10 hours per day

  • Exposure to moderate to high noise levels, outside weather, brewery environment, cleaning chemicals, crowded physical conditions, and extreme fluctuations of temperature

  • Fast-paced physical environment


  • Generous Benefits with options to fit your life

  • Blue4U Discounts

  • Retirement Options with employer contributions

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Gainsharing Bonuses

  • Union Support

  • Tools and tool replacement options

  • Culture of pride and community involvement

  • And of course, beer!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.