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Boiler making

Boiler making

By Johannes Stefanus Petrus


  • What Is A Boilermaker?Boilermakers are metal working artisan that are are involved in building very large tanks, heavy pipe work and pressure vessels for nuclear power plants, refineries, and chemical manufacturers. As a Boilermaker, one assembles, erects and maintains boilers, tanks pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pollution control systems, furnaces, condensers, water towers, penstocks and scroll casings using hoisting, rigging, welding equipment, tools and hardware as required by drawings, specifications and the applicable codes and safety standards. It was founded by an Italian man who stated it with a three leg pot in 1806 and there after they find out that metal can not all be welded with one electrode and that is where they come up with the different electrodes for welding different metals.

Key figures
Key figures

  • An applicant for the Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program must be at least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age.

  • Applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work.

  • Applicant must have a grade 12 with math and science

  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak English in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.

Recent innovations
Recent innovations

  • The Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program consists of on-the-job and classroom training. You earn while you learn and are paid by the hour while you are working on the job site. Apprentice wages start below the journeyperson’s hourly rate of pay and periodically increases until it reach the full journeyperson’s rate. The Construction Boilermakers Program involves 6000 hour (3 to 4 years) of on-site training

Future challenges
Future challenges

  • Salaries

  • Quality training

  • Job for apprentice

  • More training institute needed