What is a Boilermaker?

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The members of the Boilermakers International work in a wide range of fields.


What is a Construction Boilermaker?


Construction Boilermakers build, erect, repair, test and maintain all types of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels, and perform all types of structural and plate work on dust, air, gas, steam, oil, water and other liquid-tight containers.

Boilermakers also erect and install boilers, regularly working on scaffolds, and repair and maintain existing boilers and related metal products.

To fabricate and repair boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters, reactors and other pressure vessels, Boilermakers:

Read more about the jurisdictions of a Construction Boilermaker by clicking here.



What is a Shop Boilermaker?


Shop Boilermakers usually work in a shop where they will layout, fit up and weld components of boilers, tanks and pressure vessels. They will perform all types of structural and plate work.

To fabricate a boiler and other pressure vessels, these Shop Boilermakers will:



What is a Marine Boilermaker?


Marine boilermakers build and repair the iron ships that cruise the waterways and oceans of the world. They will layout, fit up and weld the ships and perform all types of structural and plate work. These Boilermakers may work for a private company or they are federal government employees who will repair, maintain and prepare the ships of the Canadian Navy.

To repair, build or prepare a ship these Boilermakers will:



What is a Cement, Lime, Gypsum and Allied worker Boilermaker?


These Boilermakers work in cement, lime, gypsum plants and in quarries. These Boilermakers will operate the plants and heavy equipment. These members may be a qualified millwright, machinist, electrician, welder or a captain of a tugboat.



What is a NDT Boilermaker?


Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a very specialized type of work that plays a critical function within the construction and manufacturing industries in Canada. The industry is comprised of highly specialized technicians who use sophisticated equipment and techniques to evaluate areas that are difficult or impossible to examine using the naked eye.

These technicians inspect boilers and pressure vessels, fabrication & joining processes and evaluate the integrity of welded structures in new repairs to ensure a safe and efficient operation in compliance with stringent government codes and strict industry standards.

Visit www.qcccanada.com to learn more about these members.