A boilermaker is an individual who constructs, assembles, and installs boilers.

Career Details

A boilermaker is responsible for several things such as, casting and shaping pieces, testing complete boilers, and upgrading boilers to match environmental standards. When you are a boiler maker you are responsible for reading blueprints for location, position, dimensions, and more. 

What are boilers?

Boilers are closed vessels where water and other liquids are heated, and steam or vapor is generated. Boilers are used for steam radiators, and radiant floor systems, or they are used to heat the hair via a coil. The boilers are also used in factories and ships. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Proficient in welding skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Reading comprehension 
  • Good Physical strength
Study options:
  • National Certificate: Boilermaker N1-N3
  • Boiler Maker Engineering N1-N6
  • Boiler Making Level 1 – 4
  • Building and construction companies
  • Shipbuilding 
  • Manufacturing companies
  • The rail industries
  • Oil and gas companies 
  • Industrial plants