Role and key duties
Boilermakers cut, shape, assemble and join heavy gauge metal parts to produce or repair containers that have to withstand pressure, such as ships, boilers and storage tanks.
Duties may include: cutting marked metal sections using hand tools, flame cutting torches or metalworking machines; shaping and bending sections and pipes by forging or using hand and machine tools such as vices, hydraulic presses and rolling machines; and welding, bolting or riveting, or in some cases using large equipment such as cranes.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE, VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).
Apprenticeship or a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade).