Boiler, Pressure Vessel, & Alt. Fuel Inspector I

Boiler Pressure Vessel Inspector

Recruitment #191003-J16A-H01


Performs inspection and compliance duties with close supervision and receives specialized training on boilers and pressure vessels for the safe operation, installation, maintenance and repair based in accordance with state law and adopted ASME and national board codes.
Conducts inspections and investigations of boilers and pressure vessels for compliance with state laws utilizing safe work practices in accordance with Department of Labor and divisional safety and health policies.  Review and inspect facilities for determination as to qualifications for obtaining a license to install, service and repair boilers and pressure vessels.  Provide technical knowledge of laws, rules and codes.  Prepare and submit technical and administrative reports.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position; be willing to work hours other than or regular shifts during emergency or high volume situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employees are frequently required to stand, walk and reach; and talk and hear. Routinely, employees are required to sit; to manipulate or feel objects, tools or controls; climb (for extended distances) and/or balance; ascend/descend ladders and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Job performance may result in minimal noise exposure, the minimal possibility of chemical exposure and exposure to work environments where chemicals are present.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision with the ability to see defects during an inspection, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to differentiate between colors.

Position requires the employee to be able to wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment related to inspection type, work outdoors, to deal with all weather extremes, carry tool bags containing tools, handle tools required to facilitate inspection and, for some specific jobs, be able to carry 25 pounds up to 400 feet and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Dependent on applicant’s place of residence, the proffer of permanent employment may be conditional upon relocation to the proper area. 

Failure of proper residency shall result in either a withdraw of employment, extended probationary period, or other adjustments as deemed necessary to best meet the needs of the Oklahoma Department of Labor.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the inspection and investigation of boilers and pressure vessels, education, community outreach, awareness and the inspection and investigation of alternative fuel conversion shops, garages, and fuel facilities to determine compliance with applicable national, state and local laws, codes and/or manufacturer’s specifications.


The Boiler and Pressure Vessel and Alt Fuel Inspector job family has four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned and the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks.

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees are responsible for performing inspection and compliance duties with close supervision and receive specialized training on boilers, pressure vessels, steam lines, weld procedures and applicable rules, methods and techniques.  Routine entry level work is performing in a training status to build their skills in conducting inspections and verifying dispenser accuracy for alternative fuel facilities, conducting inspections on pressure vessels, boilers, and hot water heaters, conducting field inspections of conversion shops, garages and companies engaged in the service, repair or installation of alternative fuel conversion vehicles. Authority is given to shut down or “red tag” alternative fuel facilities, hot water heaters, boilers, and pressure vessels.


Level I:
Education and experience requirements at this level consist of sixty semester hours of college, including twelve hours of mathematics or physical science and one year of experience in one or more of the following trades: pressure retaining items such as boilers, pressure vessels, CNG/LPG cylinders, machine or electrical maintenance or monitoring, hydraulics, pneumatics, heat and air, machinist, steel fabrication, or small or large engine repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  Qualification Review

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.