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Boiler Operator
Title:Boiler Operator
Location:Tyrone, PA

Power-Boiler Head Fireman

Summary- Safely operate and maintain all Power-Boiler equipment in order to supply the mill with reliable, cost effective steam.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities - include the following, but not limited to:

  • Regular inspections and checks of all equipment.

  • Maintain efficient operation of generating equipment.

  • Operation of the water treatment system to meet ASME guidelines.

  • Performs minor repair of all equipment. Includes, pumps, valves, air system components, boiler auxiliary equipment. (Major repairs are performed under the supervision of the department Manager)

  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures of mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis: inspect belts, check fluids levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals .etc. repairs or replaces broken/worn parts.

  • Direct other department employees as needed.

  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly checks on equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled and emergency repairs.

  • Maintain/ repair Mill Air System air compressors and aux equipment. Including valve repair; regulator repair; oil changes; air filters replacement.

  • Maintain proper tank level of dosing chemicals.

  • Maintains accurate and complete records of scheduled maintenance procedures.

  • Performs outside custodial duties such as snow removal as required.

  • Maintain an acceptable inventory level of: water treatment chemicals, spare parts, oil/grease and operational supplies.

  • Trouble shoots and analyzes malfunctions in piping systems and equipment..

  • Assist in the planning/staging of outage related work.

Skills -

  • Knowledge of various components of such systems as boiler, pumps, air compressors, water treatment, dryers, and separators.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner and the ability to work well with other employees.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with other employees, supervisor, and senior management.

  • Must be able to work independently with little direct supervision.

  • Ability to direct less skilled labor.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel;

  • Reach with hands and arms; climb; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and or move as much as 50 pounds.

Work Environment - The environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to abnormal temperatures, noises, and fumes. Frequently required to work in cramped conditions. Some hazards exist from burns and moving machinery. Required to properly wear and use safety equipment.

Essential Requirements of Candidates –

  • High School Education or Equivalent

  • 3-5 years’ experience required in operation of boiler and system components.

  • Must be able to walk distance to the work area and throughout the plant.

  • Must be able to stand for 8-12 hours daily.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Must be able to read and comprehend a tape measure.

  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts that rotate between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

  • Exceptional attendance is required.

  • Observing all Mill and department safety policies and procedures.

  • Understanding the hazards in the workplace and working safely and responsibly.

  • Maintaining a good area housekeeping in the department, and disposing of any waste according to the department requirements.

  • Maintain quality standards.

Work Environment -

  • Manufacturing environment which requires the use of appropriate safety equipment including safety shoes, safety glasses, and hearing protection in all areas of the Mill. In some areas hard hats may be required. Cut-resistant gloves and face shields may be required while performing some duties.

  • Fast-paced environment while working under pressure.

  • Smoke-free property.

  • Free ice and water machines throughout the Mill.

  • Free popsicles during summer months.

  • Break room with vending area.

Benefits -

  • 70% Company-Paid Medical (with HRA), Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Company-Paid Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Insurance Available

  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Verizon Wireless cell phone discount

  • Optional Christmas Club enrollment

  • 7 Paid Holidays

  • 1 Week Vacation after 1 Year of Service; 2 Weeks after 3 Years; 3 Weeks after 5 Year


Nestled in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s eastern Allegheny Mountains, American Eagle Paper Mills serves as the lifeblood of the town of Tyrone and its surrounding community. Built in the 1880’s, the mill operated continuously, until 2001, when its former owner, MeadWestvaco, unexpectedly ceased operations at the facility. Jobs were lost. Families were devastated. The mill whistle fell silent.


In 2003, a group of local investors, past mill managers, and business leaders came together with a plan to revive the paper mill, under the name of American Eagle Paper Mills. With a vision of sustainability, the team set out to rebuild a paper mill that could sustain the families of Tyrone by producing papers sustainably with recycled fiber. Using integrated deinking technology, the mill converts paper waste into premium uncoated printing and writing papers.


American Eagle Paper Mills produces approximately 300 tons of recycled paper products daily. That is the equivalent of converting 15 truckloads of paper waste into premium printing, writing and specialty papers. The mill employs approximately 240 people, up over 40% from the startup in 2003.


In 2016, the company further strengthened its commitment to sustainability with an $8 million investment replacing its 1957 coal fired boiler with a highly efficient natural gas boiler. The new energy source, combined with an upgraded power distribution system in the mill, dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lowered water intake by 82 %, and positioned AEPM for future sustainable growth into new paper markets. We celebrated the completion of this milestone project with mill stakeholders and community members re-starting the historic mill whistle.


As we look to the future, American Eagle Paper Mills will continue to bring recycled papers into new markets and to new customers.



AEPM is locally owned and operated since 2003.

Core Values -

  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Ethical values
  • Excellence
  • Product quality and reliability
  • Commitment to clients and customers
  • Continual self-improvement
  • Direct, open, and honest communication
  • Team-oriented

COMPANY CULTURE: AEPM cares for its employees and their families and offers the following…

  • Birthday recognition
  • Annual holiday party
  • Company outing
  • Casual dress in most areas of the Mill.


  • 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in PA by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • 2017 Friends of the River Award by the Little Juniata River Association
  • 2017 Leadership in Sustainability Award by the American Forest & Paper Association
  • 2017 Leadership in Sustainable Business Award by the Pennsylvania Resources Council
  • 2015 Alexander Notopoulos Award for Blair County’s Business Firm of the Year
  • Featured in Paper360
  • Featured on Weird, But True! TV series
  • Recognized on PA Business Central’s Top 100 Organizations list in 2015, 2016, and 2017.



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