Do you have what it takes to be a boilermaker? This is field construction work, meaning that it’s an outdoor career with exposure to hot and cold weather. You may find yourself at great heights, often from 200 to 1,000 feet above the ground. You will find yourself working in a confined space. This requires special training and grit.
Work includes repairing, fabricating and assembling boilers, tanks, vats, pressure vessels, heat exchanges and many other items made of metal plate. Boilermakers assemble and erect prefabricated parts and fittings at construction sites. They also do repair work in the field and perform all necessary tests to check for defects. A variety of tools are used, and, at times, rigging equipment is used during the erection of units.