Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 036641
Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school; and experience equivalent to four years of full-time work inspecting, constructing, repairing or operating high pressure boilers or unfired pressure vessels.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:
  1. Must meet eligibility requirements for a Commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors:
  2. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions.
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs boiler inspection work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry-level class in the Boiler Inspector sub-series. An employee in this class learns to inspect boilers and pressure vessels. This class differs from that of Boiler Inspector 2* in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for acting as a commissioned Boiler Inspector.

*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one-year training period, and obtaining a commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors; inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.

Work Activities:

Identifying Objects, Actions and Events:
  1. Learns the steps for conducting, investigating and reporting a boiler or pressure vessel accident.
  2. Learns to identify objects, attachments, accessories and related equipment associated with boiler and pressure vessel operations and inspections.
Performing General Physical Activities:
  1. Learns to follow explicit rules to enter confined spaces.
  2. Learns the proper use of all personal protective equipment (TOSHA & OSHA requirement).
  3. Performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking and stooping.
Analyzing Data or Information:
  1. Learns to analyze and study codes as applicable to ASME, National Boiler Board and State Rules and Regulations.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:
  1. Learns to manage a difficult situation while working with the customer.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
  1. Learns to inspect newly installed and existing boilers and pressure vessels, including all attachments and connections for leaks, cracks, scale, proper hook up, and proper safety valve pressure setting and capacity.
  2. Learns procedures and requirements for non-destructive examinations of boilers and pressure vessels.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
  1. Learns to monitor environment prior to entering respective work area.
  2. Learns how to review repair materials and repairs.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Learns to understand the functions of proper boiler controls and operations for compliance with the State Boiler Rules and Regulations.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  1. Learns how to interpret and relate inspections and repairs relative to State and National regulations.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
  1. Learns to make decisions, recommendations and problem solving.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
  1. Learns to set up and execute internal and external inspections of high- and low-pressure boilers and vessels.
  2. Learns to logistically prioritize and schedule daily inspections in an efficient manner.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Learns to conduct research on the internet to stay up-to-date with information pertaining to inspections, rules and regulations.
Performing Administrative Activities:
  1. Learns to input reports and data into department computer system under close supervision of an assigned Boiler Inspector 2.
  2. Learns to enter various functions (i.e., time, attendance, expense reports) into departmental system.
  3. Learns and submits training logs daily.
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Learns the day-to-day process for completing paperwork for inspections.
  2. Learns to prepare other standard records, reports, and documents.
Interacting with Computers:
  1. Learns to initiate and complete electronic inspection reports.
  2. Learns to prepare a variety of standard records and reports.
  3. Learns to communicate via e-mail.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Receives training and learns to make recommendations for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to boiler operations.
  2. Attends staff meetings and conferences to obtain additional education.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
  1. Learns to work with office staff, training instructors, and team members.
 Getting Information:
  1. Receives information from various sources of the Boiler Inspection division.

Competencies (KSA’s):

  1. Integrity and Trust
  2. Ethics and Values
  3. Listening
  4. Customer Focus
  5. Priority Setting
  6. Time Management
  7. Technical Learning
  8. Patience
  9. Timely Decision Making
  10. Approachability
  11. Self-Knowledge


  1. Mathematics
  2. Education and Training
  3. Mechanical
  4. Public Safety and Security
  5. Engineering and Technology
  6. Physics
  7. Law and Government
  8. Computer and Electronics
  9. Design
  10. Building and Constructions
  11. Clerical
  12. Production and Processing
  13. Psychology
  14. Customer and Personal Service
  15. Chemistry 


  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Active Learning
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Active Listening
  5. Learning Strategies
  6. Operation and Control
  7. Operation Monitoring
  8. Quality Control Analysis
  9. Speaking
  10. Writing
  11. Mathematics
  12. Installation
  13. Complex Problem Solving
  14. Coordination
  15. Monitoring
  16. Time Management
  17. Equipment Selection
  18. Service Orientation
  19. Technology Design
  20. Troubleshooting
  21. Equipment Maintenance
  22. Science
  23. Repairing
  24. Social Perceptiveness


  1. Explosive Strength
  2. Extent Flexibility
  3. Reaction Time
  4. Arm-Hand Steadiness
  5. Gross Body Coordination
  6. Mathematical Reasoning
  7. Oral Expression
  8. Problem Sensitivity
  9. Response Orientation
  10. Dynamic Flexibility
  11. Dynamic Strength
  12. Finger Dexterity
  13. Gross Body Equilibrium
  14. Manual Dexterity
  15. Multi-Limb Coordination
  16. Oral Comprehension
  17. Perceptual Speed
  18. Speed of Limb Movement
  19. Wrist-Finger Speed
  20. Written Comprehension
  21. Written Expression
  22. Deductive Reasoning
  23. Hearing Sensitivity
  24. Rate Control
  25. Auditory Attention
  26. Memorization
  27. Originality
  28. Stamina
  29. Control Precision
  30. Spatial Orientation
  31. Flexibility of Closure
  32. Selective Attention
  33. Static Strength
  34. Trunk Strength
  35. Depth Perception
  36. Far Vision
  37. Glare Sensitivity
  38. Near Vision
  39. Peripheral Vision
  40. Speech Clarity
  41. Speech Recognition
  42. Visual Color Discrimination
  43. Sound Localization
  44. Night Vision
  45. Inductive Reasoning
  46. Information Ordering
  47. Number Facility
  48. Speed of Closure
  49. Visualization
  50. Time Sharing

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Fax Machine/Scanner
  4. Printer
  5. Copy Machine
  6. Motor Vehicles
  7. Audio/Visual Recorders
  8. GPS
  9. Calculator
  10. Inspection Mirror
  11. Flammable Gas Monitor
  12. Borescope
  13. Micrometer
  14. Calipers
  15. Hard Hat
  16. Safety Harness
  17. Safety Glasses
  18. Safety Shoes
  19. High Visibility Vest
  20. Flashlights
  21. Lockout Tagouts
  22. Tape Measure
  23. Daily Planner
  24. Tennessee Tags
  25. Screw Drivers
  26. Cell Phones
  27. Carbon Monoxide Monitors
  28. Internet Access for Field Offices
  29. Coveralls
  30. Gloves
  31. Gorilla Glue
  32. Ear Plugs
  33. Clipboard
  34. Office Supplies (pens, paper, etc.)


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