Tend boilers aboard vessels to maintain steam at specified pressure.
What does a Marine Firer do?
Tends boilers aboard vessel to maintain steam at specified pressure: Installs atomizing tips on end of burner barrels with wrench. Inserts barrels in burners. Connects fuel-oil lines to burners. Ignites fuel with torch. Adjusts burners to maintain steam pressure at specified level. Cleans drip pans, atomizing tips, burner barrels, and work area, using steam connections, solvent, or rags. Must have certificate issued by U.S. Coast Guard. May operate soot-blowers to clean combustion residue on generating tubes. May regulate amount of water in boiler and be known as Firer-Watertender.