Boilermaker Jobs

Boilermaker Overview

Boilermakers are responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of industrial boilers as well as any auxiliary steam boiler equipment required by or incidental to their function. They apply a diverse set of skills to this position. This makes them vital functionaries in any industrial company, garnering them excellent job security. Boilermakers will frequently work with multiple departments in a company as steam boilers are frequently utilized in multiple capacities. Boilermakers are usually expected to enter the role from an apprenticeship or through the position of pipefitter, machinist, or steam fitter.

Boilermaker Education Requirements

Most organizations are looking for at least a high school diploma or GED certificate, job certifications and experience. Boilermakers face numerous job requirements, but most of them come in the form of general, versatile competencies, including:
  • General mechanical knowledge
  • General construction knowledge
  • General math and engineering knowledge
  • Operation, process and quality control competency
  • Physical capability, including near vision and some heavy lifting
  • Diverse tool knowledge and capability, including pipe welding
  • General software competency, including all office programs and some Computer-Aided Design
Welding will always require some form of certification. Pipe welding is usually a separate certification from general welding and will be required as well. Employers may desire software certification if it will be a key element of the position. General education degrees will usually be sufficient for the various knowledge requirements when taken in conjunction with relevant industrial work experience.

Boilermaker Job Market

The job market for boilermakers is an optimistic one. Statistics indicate that there are 18,000 boilermaker jobs in the United States, and that the number will approach 18,700 by 2022. Approximately 880 job openings are predicted on a yearly basis, giving qualified boilermakers seeking work a number of compelling opportunities, especially if they are willing to relocate. The diverse skill set demanded by boilermaker jobs guarantees a high level of demand for qualified individuals.

Boilermaker Salary

The statistical median for boilermaker salaries is $56,000 per year. The lowest percentile earns $32,400 per year, and the highest percentile earns $80,000 per year. These are nationwide values.

5 Boilermaker jobs found on Monster.

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Busy Fab Shop in need of Boilermaker/Multi-Craft Lead: -Work & Supervise -Pay DOE -Bolt up -Hydro -Assembly APPLY IN PERSON Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Express Employment Professionals located at 2820 South Padre Island Dr, STE 114, Corpus Christi, TX 78415. You will be interviewed while here. Please bring 2 forms of ID, and allow at least 2 hours to spend with us. Come j...
Boilermaker- Job Description POSITION SUMMARY: Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair boilers and boiler house auxiliaries of all brands and sizes. 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 boi...
SENIOR MECHANICAL ESTIMATOR Corporate Office – San Antonio, TX CCC Group, Inc. is currently seeking qualified candidates for an available Senior Mechanical Estimator position within our corporate office located in San Antonio, TX. The successful candidate will be involved in estimating structural steel, process equipment installation, process piping and boilermaker work on $1MM-$50MM industrial pl...
JOB STEP Tacker Entry level position and possess some knowledge of general welding processes. DIVISION Fabrication & Manufacturing SUMMARY Welds together metal components of products, such as pipelines, automobiles, boilers, ships, aircraft, and mobile homes, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment. RES...
Our company builds custom strainers for the Gas and Oil Industry. You must be able to read prints and build components with little supervision in production oriented Code Shop. ("U" "R" "PP" ) Experience in, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW. SAW, RT quality. Various metals including carbon, stainless, inconel, monel, ect. Boilermaker / Tank Builder preferred. 4-Ten hour day work week. Contact David Monday-Friday...
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$24,960.00 - $62,400.00
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Education / Training

High School
Some College Coursework Completed
Some High School Coursework
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