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Boilermakers and Mechanics


Boilermakers and boilermaker mechanics construct, assemble, and repair boilers, vats, tanks, and other large metal vessels that are designed to hold liquids and gases. Following blueprints, they lay out, cut, fit, bolt, weld, and rivet together heavy metal plates, boiler tubes, and castings. Boilermaker mechanics maintain and repair boilers and other vessels made by boilermakers. There are approximately 17,210 boilermakers working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Shop Supervisor

Journeyman Boilermaker or Boilermaker Mechanic

Boilermaker Apprentice

Boilermaker Helper

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