Boilermakers install, maintain, and repair boilers, tanks, and other large metal containers used to store liquids and gases
Are you a natural builder? Good with your hands and problem solving on the go? Put your skills to use in one of the most historic jobs in America!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Learn one of the oldest and most respected trades in the world, Problem solve independently, Work on amazing, cutting-edge construction projects!

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Boiler Maker, Boiler Mechanic, Boiler Repairman, Boiler Service Technician, Boiler Technician, Boilermaker, Boilermaker Mechanic, Boilermaker Pipe Fitter, Boilermaker Welder, Service Technician
At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Boiler Maker, Boiler Mechanic, Boiler Repairman, Boiler Service Technician, Boiler Technician, Boilermaker, Boilermaker Mechanic, Boilermaker Pipe Fitter, Boilermaker Welder, Service Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • Attach rigging and signal crane or hoist operators to lift heavy frame and plate sections or other parts into place.
  • Study blueprints to determine locations, relationships, or dimensions of parts.
  • Repair or replace defective pressure vessel parts, such as safety valves or regulators, using torches, jacks, caulking hammers, power saws, threading dies, welding equipment, or metalworking machinery.
  • Locate and mark reference points for columns or plates on boiler foundations, following blueprints and using straightedges, squares, transits, or measuring instruments.
  • Bolt or arc weld pressure vessel structures and parts together, using wrenches or welding equipment.
  • Position, align, and secure structural parts or related assemblies to boiler frames, tanks, or vats of pressure vessels, following blueprints.
  • Install manholes, handholes, taps, tubes, valves, gauges, or feedwater connections in drums of water tube boilers, using hand tools.
  • Shape or fabricate parts, such as stacks, uptakes, or chutes, to adapt pressure vessels, heat exchangers, or piping to premises, using heavy-metalworking machines such as brakes, rolls, or drill presses.
  • Assemble large vessels in an on-site fabrication shop prior to installation to ensure proper fit.
  • Lay out plate, sheet steel, or other heavy metal and locate and mark bending and cutting lines, using protractors, compasses, and drawing instruments or templates.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Weld metal components.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Position structural components.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 77/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 77/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 72/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 71/100

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 71/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 53/100

  • Engineering and Technology

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. 50/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 48/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 48/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 47/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Hoists
  • Levels
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • Blow torch
  • Power saws
  • Cold chisels
  • Respirators
  • Hammers
  • Jacks
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Loading equipment
  • Drill press or radial drill
  • Pneumatic grinders
  • Safety glasses
  • Pressure indicators
  • Compasses
  • Squares
  • Blocks or pulleys
  • Locking pliers
  • Below the hook device
  • Pneumatic sanding machines
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
  • End cut pliers
  • Single gas monitors
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Pipe or tube cutter
  • Hex keys
  • Welding or brazing tip cleaner file
  • Welding electrode
  • C clamps
  • Workshop cranes
  • Mill saw file
  • Drill gauge
  • Masks or accessories
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Tape measures
  • Welding or cutting tip
  • Calipers
  • Shackle
  • Electrode holder
  • Manual press brake
  • Power buffers
  • Platform lift
  • Pullers
  • Hand clamps
  • Protective coveralls
  • Socket sets
  • Welding masks
  • Hand sprayers
  • Slip or groove joint pliers
  • Milling machines
  • Tube wrenches
  • Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories
  • Welding regulator oxygen
  • Welding robots
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe
  • Plasma arc welding machine
  • Laboratory heaters
  • Pneumatic hammer
  • Fans
  • Telescoping boom lift
  • Goggles
  • Resin guns
  • Inspection mirror
  • Hydraulic truck cranes
  • Metal markers or holders
  • Pneumatic drill
  • Demolition hammers
  • Sledge hammer
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Spot welding machine
  • Tube end finisher
  • Threading taps
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Telescoping gauge
  • Lasers
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Lighters
  • Scales
  • Straight edges
  • Scissor lift or lift table
  • Flashback arrestor
  • Girder trolleys
  • Hand reamer
  • Drive pins
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Metal inert gas welding machine
  • Saws
  • Fire retardant apparel
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Temperature indicating stick
  • X ray radiography examination equipment
  • Multi gas monitors
  • Claw hammer
  • Power flaring tool
  • Level sensors or transmitters
  • Welding generator
  • Bevels
  • Tinners snips
  • Hacksaw
  • Two way radios
  • Pipe vises
  • Pneumatic impact wrenches
  • Ladders
  • Micrometers
  • Air manifolds
  • Air compressors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Putty knives
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hard hats
  • Slings
  • Nibblers
  • Bench vises
  • Scaffolding
  • Pry bars
  • Bolt cutters
  • Scribers
  • Utility knives
  • Forklifts
  • Combination wrenches
  • Chalk lines
  • Protective gloves
  • Wedges
  • Power grinders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Longnose pliers
  • Box end wrenches
  • Ear plugs
  • Torque wrenches
  • Shears
  • Open end wrenches
  • Protractors
  • Caulking guns
  • Desktop computers
  • Wire brushes
  • Strap wrenches
  • Personal computers
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