State of Maryland

CHIEF BOILER INSPECTOR (#000201)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $57,878.00-$92,930.00 Yearly


GRADE

20

NATURE OF WORK

A Chief Boiler Inspector is the supervisory level of work in the registration and inspection of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment in order to ensure compliance with applicable State laws, rules and regulations and to safeguard the general public. Employees in this classification supervise Deputy Boiler Inspectors.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from the Program Administrator, Safety Inspections. The employee may be subject to call-in. The work is performed both in normal office surroundings and on-site in boiler rooms, nuclear power plants, manufacturing and repair facilities. When on-site, the work requires the use of specialized safety equipment such as safety shoes and gloves, protective eyewear and hardhats and regularly involves exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos. When on-site, the work requires crawling, climbing ladders and bending and stooping in confined spaces.

The Chief Boiler Inspector is differentiated from the Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned on the basis of supervisory responsibility. The Chief Boiler Inspector supervises Deputy Boiler Inspectors while the Deputy Boiler Inspector Commissioned does not have supervisory responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises Deputy Boiler Inspectors;

Designs, implements and evaluates the boiler inspection program of the State of Maryland;

Advises and assists the Maryland Board of Boiler Rules in adopting amendments to their rules and regulations;

Monitors inspections performed by insurance company inspectors on insured boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure adequacy and timeliness;

Monitors activities at nuclear power plants in accordance with Section XI of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code;

Monitors, evaluates and documents activities of firms that manufacture, install or repair boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure compliance with applicable national and State codes;

Ensures that a complete record of the type, dimensions, maximum allowable pressure, age, location and date of last inspection is maintained for all boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Issues and, when necessary, suspends for cause inspection certificates;

Provides technical assistance to the public regarding the safe and efficient use of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Prepares and presents reports on boiler inspections and investigations to document findings and results;

May conduct periodic inspections of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure compliance with applicable safety codes;

May register and perform initial inspections of new boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation;

May conduct special inspections of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment to investigate and resolve issues raised by public complaints, accidents or required repairs;

May shut down boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment determined to be operating unsafely and presenting significant risk to public safety;

May testify in court to provide information on the inspection and repair history of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment that are involved in explosions or accidents;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the basic methods and procedures for inspecting and testing boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Knowledge of the proper methods and techniques used in the construction, installation, repair and use of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and codes of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and the Maryland Board of Boiler Rules as applicable to the construction, installation, repair, use and inspection of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment including equipment at nuclear power plants;

Skill in conducting efficient and effective inspections of a variety of boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Skill in conducting a variety of safety and soundness tests on boilers, pressure vessels and related equipment;

Skill in preparing accurate and concise reports;

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with owners, operators and insurers of boilers and their representatives and with the general public;

Ability to supervise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience in high pressure boiler and pressure vessel construction or repair, or as an operating engineer in charge of a high pressure boiler operation, or as an inspector of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels.

Notes:

1. A degree in Mechanical Engineering plus one year of experience in the design, construction, operation, or inspection of high pressure vessels may be substituted for the above experience.

2. A degree in another branch of Engineering plus two years of experience in the design, construction, operation, or inspection of high pressure boilers and pressure vessels may be substituted for the above experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering or mechanic specialty codes in the utilities maintenance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for a position in this classification must be commissioned by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors in accordance with the requirements of the Maryland Board of Boiler Rules, 1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Applicants must list the commission number and the date that the commission was obtained on the application. 2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees are subject to call-in on a 24 hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached, or carry an electronic pager.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position

Date Established

Jan 1 1999 12:00AM

Date Revised

09/01/2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000201; EST: 1/1/1999; REV: 9/1/2014;

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