Becoming a Boilermaker

What does a Boilermaker do?

A Boilermaker is a highly skilled tradesperson who erects and maintains various types of pressure vessels, including small boilers, coal-fired boilers, blast furnaces, and basic oxygen furnaces. Welding, burning, heavy and high rigging, as well as layout work, are skills a boilermaker develops.

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Skills
  • Welding
  • Heavy and high rigging
  • Torching
  • Fit up and layout work
  • Blueprint reading
  • Arc gouging
Where does a Boilermaker work?
  • Schools
  • Chemical plants
  • Hospitals
  • Refineries
  • Paper mills
  • Steel mills
  • Shipyards
  • Mines
  • Power generating plants
Contact


Boilermaker

Statewide
Boilermakers Local #107
3185 Gateway Rd, #200 | Brookfield, WI 53045-5161
p (262) 754-3167
www.boilermakers107.com

Am I qualified?
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not be claustrophobic
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be willing to work the day or night shift
  • Must be able to physically perform the work required
  • Knowledge of general math, geometry, mechanical drawing, required and welding preferred
  • Must not be afraid of heights
What can I expect while training?
  • Applications accepted monthly
  • On-the-job training
  • Program is 4 years
  • Some travel may be required
  • Classroom work and home studies are required

Wage Rates 2021 – 2022 (Hourly)

Location
Wage
Fringe
Total
Southeastern Wisconsin
$39.52
$31.50
$71.02
South Central Wisconsin
$39.52
$31.50
$71.02
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$39.52
$31.50
$71.02