Boilermakers assemble, install and repair boilers, closed vats and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gasses.
Boilermakers perform physically demanding and dangerous work. Boilermakers may have to travel long distances to work sites and/or live away from home for periods of time depending on the job.
Boilermakers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program. Candidates are more likely to be accepted into training programs if they already have welding experience and certification.