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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

pressure vessel mender

boiler fitter



boiler smith

boiler repairer

boiler repiper

boiler fabricator

pressure vessel repairer

pressure vessel fabricator

boiler constructor

pressure vessel maker

steel fabricator

boiler mender

steam boilermaker

welder boilermaker

boiler retuber

boilermaker fitter

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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