Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, repairing and installing boilers, vats and other large vessels that hold liquids and gases. Boilermakers build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications among other things. These skilled workers often use acetylene torches, power grinders, and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting.
- Qualifications for apprenticeship: Every apprenticeship program is different, check with your local union.
- About the apprenticeship: Every apprenticeship program is different, check with your local union.
- Meet a boilermaker See a short video about a woman who works in the trade and why she loves her work.