Boiler Operator

  • Job Reference: Boiler Operator
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Ohio Department of Veterans Services - Ohio Veterans Home
  • Location: Sandusky, Ohio
  • Salary: $17.52 to $19.36 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Exceptional Benefits Package (see below)
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Ohio Veterans Home is a State of Ohio employer and working here is clearly more than "just a job" — it is a privilege to serve our families, friends and neighbors who rely on us throughout our great state. At the Ohio Veterans Homes, we take pride in "Serving Those Who Served." We are a team of dedicated public servants committed to high performance, innovative thinking and delivering excellent and efficient services for our veterans.

The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky is a 427-bed nursing home facility. Two levels of care are offered: standard care for those veterans in need of any intermediate level of care, and special care for veterans with Memory Care needs.  

The Home opened in 1888 to care for veterans of the Civil War and has been in continuous operation since. We pride ourselves in providing superior care to Ohio’s veterans.  Watch the video below for more information on our homes.


We are looking for a safety oriented and flexible Boiler Operator to join our team and help us achieve our mission of “Serving Those Who Served.” 

If you are ready for the next great step in your career……Come join us! 

Who we need:

A candidate who…

  • Possesses a 3rd Class Stationary Steam Engineer license

  • Is highly motivated in performing job duties

  • Possesses great observational skills

  • Is able to work alone on most tasks

  • Is well versed in safety practices in Boiler Operation

  • Is willing to work a flexible schedule, when needed

  • Has the ability to understand manuals & verbal instruction

  • Is flexible, proactive, resourceful, efficient, and professional 

What you’ll do:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operates boilers & related mechanical equipment, reads gauges, checks equipment for proper functioning & maintains logs

  • Cleans & maintains boiler & related equipment (e.g., feed water pumps, oil pumps, electric motors, turbines, air compressor, water regulators, gear boxes, fans, water softeners)

  • Performs miscellaneous duties (e.g., cleans boiler room, hauls coal & ashes, cleans shower & locker room, etc.) 

What’s in it for you:

The State of Ohio offers an excellent benefits package and work/life balance 

Medical Coverage

Free Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision and basic life insurance are offered at no cost after one year of continuous service


Work/Life Balance and Time Away From Work

  • Paid Time Off - Vacation leave, Personal leave and Sick leave accruals

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Childbirth/Adoption Leave

  • Participation in the Alternative Work Schedule after successful completion of first year of employment with approval of supervisor 


  • Pay increases are granted pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code

  • Pay increase after 6 months of employment and every year thereafter until reaching top pay 

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  •  OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees

  •  State of Ohio employees do not pay into Social Security

  •  The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement

    • The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary

  •  OPERS website 

Ohio Deferred Compensation

  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan

  • Ohio Deferred Compensation website 

Other Benefits

  • Access to learning and professional development funds

  • Flexible spending accounts for eligible healthcare and childcare expenses

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Access to the Credit Union of Ohio

  • And more 

Unless otherwise required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range with gradual increases after completing probation and following successful annual performance evaluations. 

This position is Swing Shift.  If you are selected for an interview, the shift(s) will be discussed during the interview. 

Supplemental Information 


  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire

  • The applicant is required to provide details of minimum qualifications on the application form. Failure to do so will prohibit consideration of the applicant.

  • New hires agree to participate in the State of Ohio Direct Deposit of Paycheck Program per Section 124.151(B) of the Ohio Revised Code.

  • Applications must be received no later than 11:59PM of the posting deadline date listed. Applications received after 11:59PM on the designated deadline date will not be considered. Applications must be submitted online at Paper applications will not be accepted or considered.  

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status and/or military status in employment or the provision of services.  

NOTE: Those who are contacted for an interview should inform the Ohio Veterans Home Office of Human Resources as soon as possible if, as a result of a disability, they will need an accommodation to participate in any phase of the interview process. Such notice will not affect your eligibility to apply for this position. 

Unusual Working Conditions 

Exposed to high temperatures & loud noise; may work in tight or confined area; may work outside in unpleasant weather conditions. 

Background Check Information 

The final applicant selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use.  The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result.  Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year (not applicable to current state employees). 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal records check as required by Section 3721.121 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Applicants who have been convicted or pleaded guilty to any of the offenses listed in 3721.121 (C)(1)(a) may be excluded from consideration.