Boilermaker at ITCL

Boilermaker at ITCL

What is Boilermaker?

A boilermaker is a tradesperson who fabricates steel, iron, or copper into boilers and other large containers intended to hold hot gas or liquid, as well as maintains and repairs boilers and boiler systems. 


Boilermakers assemble, install, maintain, and repair boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels or containers that hold liquids and gases. Boilermakers do physically demanding work. They may travel to worksites and be away from home for extended periods.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between welder and boilermaker?

Boilermakers are often responsible for ongoing maintenance, upkeep, and operation of boilers or other units. Welders solely work with metal parts in a variety of applications.

What is another name for boilermaker?

The boilermaker trade evolved from industrial blacksmithing; in the early nineteenth century, a boilermaker was called a boilersmith. The involvement of boilermakers in the shipbuilding and engineering industries came about because of the changeover from wood to iron as a construction material.

Is boiler making hard?

They perform physically demanding, and at times, dangerous work. Most learn their trade through a formal apprenticeship program. Candidates are more likely to get into training programs if they already have welding experience and certification.

Do Boilermakers weld a lot?

The construction industry is a popular place to work for boilermakers. That is because it requires a lot of welding and working with pressurized pipes and tanks.

Can I study boilermaker without matric?

The minimum entry requirements to study Boilermaking at a TVET College in South Africa are: NC(V) Programme: a Grade 9 Certificate + college requirements set per programme. NATED Programme: Grade 9 for N1 admission; Grade 12 with a pass in Mathematics for N4 admission.

What tools do Boilermakers use?

Boilermakers align sections using plumb bobs, levels, wedges, and turnbuckles. They use metalworking machinery and other tools to remove irregular edges so that metal pieces fit together properly. They then join them by bolting, welding, or riveting.

How long will it take to become a boilermaker?

NQF Level 1 with Mathematics and Science. Have 4 years of apprenticeship. Possess excellent knowledge of welding, electrical equipment, and liquid pressure systems. Have a national certificate that shows you have completed boilermaker courses.

Is Boilermakers a dying trade?

Boilermaking is a dying industry.. With the closure of most Coal Fired power plants in the coming decade, there is no future for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.

Can a welder be a Boilermaker?

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a Boilermaker Welder. In fact, many Boilermaker Welder jobs require experience in a role such as Welder. Meanwhile, many Boilermaker Welders also have previous career experience in roles such as Structural Welder or Welder Fitter.

Where can I study to make a boiler?

You can study boilermaking via distance learning at Oxbridge Academy. Oxbridge Academy is a private distance learning college, and offers the following boilermaking courses to students on a correspondence basis: National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Boilermaker) (SAQA ID 67109)

Can a woman be a Boilermaker?

At 29 years old, Michelle is the first female boilermaker, as well as female welder, from New Brunswick to be accepted into the Boilermaker Local 73. She grew up in the small town of Chipman and recently purchased her first home in Saint John.

Why are welders called Boilermakers?

Boilermakers are often called due to an emergency with a boiler system. Their work can also involve assembling pre-made boilers rather than creating them from scratch, with some pieces requiring metalwork to be installed.

What is a boilermaker salary in Namibia?

An early career Boilermaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R53.50 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Boilermaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R50. 00 based on 5 salaries.

What is a boilermaker alcohol?

The boilermaker is arguably the simplest cocktail in the world, if you can even call it a cocktail: a shot of bourbon and a pint of beer, served side by side.

Do Boilermakers travel a lot?

1) Most apprentices don’t travel. They really can’t cause they’ve got the evening classes to go to. If they do, it’ll usually be with a journeyman that you would be paired up with. 2) Jobs vary depending on what they are.