Boilermakers


Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.
Also called: Boiler Maker, Boiler Mechanic, Boiler Technician, Boilermaker

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • building and construction
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Computer based training software
  • Health and safety training software
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP software

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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