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NOC 7234 Boilermakers

Example Titles
boiler fitter
boiler installer
boiler repairer
boiler repairman/woman
boiler shop mechanic
boilermaker
boilermaker apprentice
boilermaker-welder
construction boilermaker
erection and repair boilermaker
industrial boilermaker
industrial construction boilermaker
industrial heat exchanger boilermaker
journeyman/woman boilermaker
maintenance boilermaker
marine boilermaker
pressure vessel boilermaker
pressure vessel fabricator

Lead statement
Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, erect, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. They are employed in boiler fabrication, manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, electric power generation and similar industrial establishments.

Main duties
Boilermakers perform some or all of the following duties:
Read blueprints or specifications to plan sequence of operation
Lay out plate, sheet steel or other heavy metal and mark bending and cutting lines on work piece using protractors, compasses and drawing instruments or templates
Set up and operate heavy-metal working machines such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters and drill presses to cut, shape and form metal into parts or sections
Fit and weld metal parts or sections together to fabricate boilers, vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, piping and other heavy-metal products
Erect and install boilers and other heavy-metal products according to specifications using hand and power tools
Repair and perform maintenance work on boilers and other heavy-metal products
Direct activities of hoist or crane operators and other workers during fabrication, assembly, installation or repair of structures
Test finished structures using a variety of methods.

Source: Canada website