Boiler engineers are responsible for the erection/assembly, installation and testing of boilers. In addition to dealing with the actual boiler itself, boiler engineers also carry out work on tubes, ducts and related equipment, such as hydraulic pumps, valves, turbines, fittings, level indicators, water softeners, manometers, thermometers, thermostats. They may also work on other plants and systems, such as heat exchangers and air conditioning systems.
A boiler engineer who specializes specifically in the operation of industrial boilers and heating plants (e.g. making sure that there is sufficient fuel for the boiler to burn) is also known as a boiler operator or boiler fireman.