Title:  Boiler Operator Asst: Class 4 License

Requisition ID:  13928-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Maintenance & Skilled Trades
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Assistant Boiler Operator position is responsible for learning to operate gas boilers for the Mill and auxiliary equipment necessary for continued operations. In addition, this position is responsible for learning and assisting maintenance and maintaining and operating all auxiliary equipment associated with the powerhouse.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Inspect and check boilers, feed water equipment, auxiliary equipment, gauges, and controls regularly.
  • Operate powerhouse equipment – making any necessary adjustments to assure the most efficient powerhouse operation.
  • Record various meter readings periodically for use in determining the cost of powerhouse operation.
  • Lubricate and clean powerhouse equipment.
  • Perform analysis of all water, determine requirements, and perform all actions necessary to maintain proper water chemistry specifications.
  • Accurately maintain all powerhouse records and logs as directed by management. For example, all regulatory agency required record keeping.
  • Change all filter media/screens and perform preventative maintenance as scheduled and required.
  • Unload/load and take inventory of all chemicals.
  • Assist in installation, maintenance, and repair on powerhouse equipment.
  • Must follow safety and housekeeping techniques in accordance with shop rules.
  • Diligently practices good safety and housekeeping techniques in accordance with the Shop Rules, Safety Rules, and Safety Absolutes.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing and or Powerhouse experience is strongly preferred.
  • Military experience with propulsion boilers, and auxiliary boiler is strongly preferred.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Required to have a NUILPE 4TH Class High Pressure Engineer License or the ability to obtain license within 30-60 days of employment.




  • Must have a working knowledge of the function and operation of all powerhouse equipment, auxiliary machines, and remote-control equipment.
  • Must be able to use the common maintenance shop tools, hand tools and power hand tools.
  • Must be able to read and interpret various gauges and chemist’s instruments.
  • Must be able to distinguish color changes in boiler and treated water tests.
  • Keep permanent records on all water tests and treatment.


  • Initially training will be completed on day shift
  • Expected to cover vacancy for absent peers and work overtime.
  • Schedule is a 12-hour shift either days or nights with 4 days on 4 days off rotation.


  • Standing for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Moving or lifting of equipment, materials, and tools up to 50 lbs. repeatedly for a 12-hour shift
  • Climbing extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or movement within confined areas.
  • Work in buildings and areas of fluctuating temperature and weather.
  • Job requires exposure to weather, dirt, grease, fumes, and heat.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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