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Boilermakers operate a variety of equipment and machinery to create, repipe and retube hot water and steam boilers, producing them in all steps of the production process. They cut, gouge and shape the metal sheets and tubes for the boilers to size, using oxy-acetylene gas torches, assemble them by shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding or gas tungsten arc welding, and finish them by the appropriate machine tools, power tools and coating.

Alternative Labels

boiler constructor

boiler fabricator

boiler fitter

boilermaker fitter

boiler mender

boiler repairer

boiler repiper

boiler retuber

boiler smith


pressure vessel fabricator

pressure vessel maker

pressure vessel mender

pressure vessel repairer

steam boilermaker

steel fabricator

welder boilermaker

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

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Skills & Competences