What being a Boilermaker is about
Working primarily in heavy industrial plants, Boilermakers are highly skilled tradesmen who erect and maintain various types of pressure vessels - from small boilers in schools and hospitals, to coal fired boilers in power generation plants, and up to blast furnaces and oxygen furnaces in steel mills. Along with those, there are all kinds of other precipitators, scrubbers, and pressurized containment vessels in the industrial world on which Boilermakers utilize their skills in welding, burning, heavy and high rigging, and layout. Heavy industrial locations like chemical plants, steel mills, and refineries (among others) do present dangerous working conditions, making safety and safety training an extremely important part of the life of a Boilermaker.
- Age 18 or older
- Minimum Education: High School graduate or GED
- Recommended High School Classes: general math, geometry, mechanical drawing, welding
- Must pass drug screen
- Must be in good physical condition to perform work req'd.
- Must not be afraid of heights, or claustrophobic
- Capable of occasional night shift work
Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program
- Applicants to take a written aptitude & general scholastic skills test (administered under the guidelines set by the US DOL)
- Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 4 years
- Classroom work and home studies req'd., along with on-the-job-training.
How to Apply
- Applications are accepted once per month on predetermined dates and locations
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