Boilermakers assemble and repair boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, and vats, making them essential to the energy, manufacturing, and processing industries.
Tasks performed include the fabrication and assembly of structures and sections, instrumentation and pressure and leakage testing of vessels, removal and repair of components, and rigging and signaling for hoisting operations.
Skills required include welding, fastening, flame-cutting, straightening, and fitting. Rigging is also an important skill to master.
Apprentice wages range from $20.45-$23.95.
Journey level wages range from $38.91-$43.91.