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Certificate of Qualification 428A

Construction Boilermaker

A Construction Boilermaker is a tradesperson who fabricates, installs and maintains large metal boilers, tanks, and pressure vessels used in various industries. They use specialized tools and techniques to assemble, weld, and fit together metal plates and sections, ensuring that the finished product meets strict safety and quality standards. Construction Boilermakers work in a variety of settings, including construction sites, factories, and refineries. They are responsible for interpreting technical drawings, cutting and shaping metal pieces, and ensuring that the final product is free from defects. They must also have a good understanding of safety regulations and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong numeracy, reading & communication skills

  • Problem-solving & planning skills

  • Physical fitness & stamina

  • Ability to work in confined spaces, outdoors & at heights

  • Ability to travel and live away from home

Minimum Standards

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)


1650 hour pre-apprenticeship, followed by 5880 hour on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week technical training sessions.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work from fabrication drawings (prints) to fabricate components from steel or other materials

  • Use various metal forming machines such as rotary shears, punch presses and bending rolls

  • Tests boiler systems for leaks, defects and other deficiencies to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently

  • Attach rigging and work with hoisting devices to lift components into place


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx $59/Hr


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