Trades-Tech

Boilermaker

Also known as: Engineering Fabrication, Metal Fabricator.

A Boilermaker is a trained craftsman who produces steel fabrications from plates & sections. Boilermakers mark out, cut, shape, assemble and fix metal to produce or repair storage tanks and other high pressure storage vessels.

Duties

  • Determine the requirements and steps needed to do the job by interpreting scale drawings;
  • Draw accurate guidelines on the metal showing where to cut, drill and bend;
  • Cut marked sections using hand tools or cutting torches;
  • Shape and bend sections and pipes using a variety of tools and processes;
  • Assemble parts and structures after aligning by welding, bolting or riveting; and
  • Make full-size patterns.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical activities;
  • Interested in computer programmable machinery;
  • Be physically fit;
  • Strength to handle materials, tools and machines;
  • Good hand-eye coordination;
  • Able to work in a team;
  • Able to work independently;
  • Patience;
  • Accuracy;
  • No skin or breathing allergies; and
  • Safety conscious.

Salary

$80,000 - $140,000