Boilermaker Job Description
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The Boilermaker is responsible for reading blueprints and specifications to determine the scope of work: location, quantities, and sizes of materials required. Identify all tools required for tasks and identify safety risks and the precautions required to eliminate those risks.
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A Boilermaker supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in the assembly, erection, testing, and repair of boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels.
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The Boilermaker oversees a crew that assembles, analyzes for defects, and repairs boilers, tanks, vats and pressure vessels, boiler auxiliaries, and ancillaries according to blueprint specifications, using power tools and hand tools.
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Boilermaker will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. They will work on the construction of a Heat Recovery Exchange Generator, and other miscellaneous structures involved with the construction of a Combined-Cycle Power Plant.
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The Boilermaker assembles, analyzes defects in, and repairs boilers, boiler auxiliaries and ancillaries, pressure vessels, tanks, and vats in the field, following blueprints and using hand tools and portable power tools and equipment. This will be completed in a safe and timely manner with the highest quality possible.
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The Boilermaker constructs, assembles, maintains, and repairs stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Works involve the use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assists in testing assembled vessels. Engages in the direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspects and repairs boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines. This is accomplished by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.
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Our company is looking for a highly motivated, self-starting Boilermaker.
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The Boilermaker will consist of but not be limited to repair and/or demolition of boiler components and supervision of work crews.
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This is a Boilermaker position. Must have a minimum of three years experience in boilers or HVAC, piping skills, pipe fitting, retubing, welding, and assembly of boilers, tanks, vats, and pressure vessels according to blueprint specifications or manuals, using power tools and hand tools. Researches technical drawings/diagrams/materials to ensure appropriate parts are pulled for a specific job. Be able to work with others. Be a team player with good communication skills and writing skills. Have an understanding of maintenance and interpretation of job scopes.
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We are looking for a Boilermaker to join our team.
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Frequently asked questions
What does a boilermaker do?
A boilermaker is a skilled tradesperson who builds, installs and maintains boilers, tanks, and other large containers that hold liquids and gases. Here are some of the tasks that a boilermaker may perform:
Reading blueprints and specifications to determine the size and shape of the boiler or other container that needs to be built or repaired.
Cutting and shaping metal plates, tubes, and pipes using power tools or hand tools.
Assembling the metal pieces, using welding, bolting, or riveting techniques.
Installing heating or cooling elements, such as coils or tubes, inside the boiler or container.
Installing safety valves, gauges, and other equipment that is necessary for the safe operation of the boiler or container.
Testing the boiler or container for leaks, using various testing methods such as hydrostatic testing.
Maintaining and repairing boilers and other containers to keep them in good working condition.
Installing and maintaining other equipment related to boilers and containers, such as pumps, valves, and pressure regulators.
Boilermakers typically work in manufacturing plants, power generation facilities, and other industrial settings where large containers are used to hold liquids or gases. They work closely with other tradespeople, such as pipefitters, electricians, and welders, to ensure that the boiler or container is installed and operated safely and efficiently.
What are the skills of a boilermaker?
Boilermakers require a range of technical and practical skills to perform their work effectively. Here are some of the key skills that a boilermaker should possess:
Mechanical skills: Boilermakers must have strong mechanical skills and be able to work with various tools and equipment, including power tools, hand tools, and welding equipment.
Blueprint reading: Boilermakers need to be able to read and interpret blueprints and other technical drawings to understand the specifications and dimensions of the equipment they are building or repairing.
Welding and metalworking: Boilermakers must be skilled in welding and metalworking techniques, including cutting, bending, shaping, and assembling metal plates and pipes.
Attention to detail: Boilermakers must have a high level of attention to detail to ensure that their work meets the required specifications and safety standards.
Physical stamina: Boilermakers must be physically fit and able to work for extended periods in a variety of conditions, including tight spaces, high elevations, and extreme temperatures.
Problem-solving: Boilermakers must be able to identify and troubleshoot problems with boilers and other equipment, and find practical solutions to repair them.
Communication skills: Boilermakers must be able to communicate effectively with other tradespeople and supervisors, both orally and in writing, to ensure that work is completed on time and to the required standards.
Safety awareness: Boilermakers must be aware of safety regulations and take appropriate precautions to ensure that their work is performed safely and does not pose a risk to themselves or others.
Time management: Boilermakers must be able to manage their time effectively to ensure that work is completed on schedule and within budget.
Teamwork: Boilermakers must be able to work effectively as part of a team, coordinating their work with other tradespeople to ensure that projects are completed efficiently and safely.