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
- Heavy and high rigging
- Fit up and layout work
- Blueprint reading
- Arc gouging
Where does a Boilermaker work?
- Chemical plants
- Paper mills
- Steel mills
- Power generating plants
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