WHAT DOES A BOILERMAKER APPRENTICE DO ON THE JOB?

  • Loading and unloading materials

  • Rigging materials for movement

  • Directing crane operations

  • Assembling and disassembling scaffolds and platforms

  • Changing crane booms

  • Inspecting and caring for rigging accessories and equipment

  • Burning, gouging and welding

  • Removing and replacing tubes

  • Interpreting blueprints

  • Laying out components

  • Erecting support steel beams and columns

  • Using various welding machines

  • Aligning and fitting components

CONSIDER THESE FACTS CAREFULLY:

  • Work performed by a Boilermaker requires high technical skill and a dedication to top performance.

  • Field construction work is, by nature, an outside job which means exposure to all types of weather conditions, heat and cold.

  • A major portion of the Boilermaker’s work is performed at great heights, often from 200 to 1,000 feet above the ground.

  • Field construction is contract work - when the contract is completed, your job is ended. You may have to travel outside of the Local Lodge and live away from home for long periods of time.

  • The majority of work involves confined space access, requiring safe work procedures for access, egress, escape and rescue.

  • The size of materials, tools and equipment handled by Boilermakers requires excellent physical strength and stamina.

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU APPLY:

  • Are you willing and able to do demanding and strenuous physical work?

  • Are you afraid of working at heights?

  • Are you claustrophobic?

  • Are you willing to travel and live away from home for long periods of time to maintain employment?

  • Are you willing to work in all types of adverse conditions?

  • Are you willing to commit to 6,000 hours of on-the-job training?

  • Are you willing and able to complete the LMS lessons and the on-the-job training modules?

  • Do you understand that, based on the employment conditions, you may be unemployed from time to time?

  • Are you dedicated to performing all assigned jobs to the best of your ability and in compliance with employer standards?

  • Are you willing and able to attend mandatory classroom instruction?

  • Do you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of  all area and national apprenticeship rules and regulations?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, you may want to reconsider applying for the Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program.

Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program
753 State Avenue, Suite 480  I  Kansas City, KS 66101  I (913)342-2100
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