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Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.


SOC Code 47-2011 - Boilermakers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 15,820 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $31.27 and average Annual Wage of $65,040.


Occupation Examples

  • Boiler Fitter
  • Boiler Installer
  • Boiler Mechanic
  • Boiler Setter
  • Boiler Tester
  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker Mechanic

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