National Occupation Code (NOC): 7234
Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, erect, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. They are employed in boiler fabrication, manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, electric power generation and similar industrial establishments.
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Job Duties for Boilermakers
- Read blueprints or specifications to plan sequence of operation
- Lay out plate, sheet steel or other heavy metal and mark bending and cutting lines on work piece using protractors, compasses and drawing instruments or templates
- Set up and operate heavy-metal working machines such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters and drill presses to cut, shape and form metal into parts or sections
- Fit and weld metal parts or sections together to fabricate boilers, vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, piping and other heavy-metal products
- Erect and install boilers and other heavy-metal products according to specifications using hand and power tools
- Repair and perform maintenance work on boilers and other heavy-metal products
- Direct activities of hoist or crane operators and other workers during fabrication, assembly, installation or repair of structures
- Test finished structures using a variety of methods.
Boilermakers may specialize in rigging and hoisting, preparation and layout, or welding aspects of the trade.
Working Conditions for Boilermakers
Work is performed in a factory environment. Safety precautions and equipment are used to protect workers from fumes, machining, tools, and noise.
Alternate Job Titles
- Boiler Fitter
- Boiler Installer
- Boiler Repairer
- Boiler Repairman/woman
- Boiler Shop Mechanic
- Boilermaker Apprentice
- Construction Boilermaker
- Erection And Repair Boilermaker
- Industrial Boilermaker
- Industrial Construction Boilermaker
- Industrial Heat Exchanger Boilermaker
- Journeyman/woman Boilermaker
- Maintenance Boilermaker
- Marine Boilermaker
- Pressure Vessel Boilermaker
- Pressure Vessel Fabricator