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Boilermakers deal with designing, installation, and maintenance of boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, etc.

These fabrications generate heat and power.

They can also be used to store oil, chemicals, or other types of liquid.

Boilermakers work with welding and cutting machinery, and other tools to shape, separate, or fuse metal components.

They deal with construction, repairing of the structures such as furnaces, bridges, elevators, dams, and more.

Main Responsibilities

  • Welding of minor diameter pipes or tubes.
  • Designing, installation, and testing of boilers, and other structures.
  • Installation and disassembly of scaffolding, and other supporting frameworks.
  • Fitting auxiliary machinery such as fittings, tubers, and other equipment.
  • Inspect the boilers and structures and prepare maintenance reports.

Compulsory Education and Training

Minimal education of a boilermaker can include:

  • High-school diploma or similar certifications.
  • Associate or college degree in welding, pipe welding, metal processing, etc.
  • Apprenticeship.

Advanced education isn’t required but recommended:

  • Certificate in pipe welding, metal fabrication, etc.
  • Previous similar experience.
  • AWS Certified Welder.

Necessary Skills

  • High motivation and self-sufficiency.
  • Able to work individually and within a team.
  • Mechanically apt with good manual skills.
  • Ability to work under severe weather conditions.
  • Ability to understand, analyze and use blueprints, building codes, etc.

Workplace Conditions

Boilermakers usually work in the field in the construction areas.

Work in a workshop is also available.

Frequent traveling can be involved.

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