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Boilermakers  (NOC 7262)
Montréal Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, erect, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. They are employed in boiler fabrication, manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, electric power generation and similar industrial establishments.

boiler fitter, boiler installer, boilermaker, boilermaker apprentice, construction boilermaker, industrial boilermaker, marine boilermaker, pressure vessel fabricator.

Boilermakers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Read blueprints or specifications to plan sequence of operation
  • Lay out plate, sheet steel or other heavy metal and mark bending and cutting lines on work piece using protractors, compasses and drawing instruments or templates
  • Set up and operate heavy-metal working machines such as brakes, rolls, shears, flame cutters and drill presses to cut, shape and form metal into parts or sections
  • Fit and weld metal parts or sections together to fabricate boilers, vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, piping and other heavy-metal products
  • Erect and install boilers and other heavy-metal products according to specifications using hand and power tools
  • Repair and perform maintenance work on boilers and other heavy-metal products
  • Direct activities of hoist or crane operators and other workers during fabrication, assembly, installation or repair of structures
  • Test finished structures using a variety of methods.

Boilermakers may specialize in rigging and hoisting, preparation and layout, or welding aspects of the trade.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Montréal, L'Île-Bizard

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Outlook & Prospects for Boilermakers in Montréal Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Boilermakers in Montréal Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Montréal Region <Not assigned> 2012-11-26

Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Montreal region with few and infrequent job opportunities.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014 Week of Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2014
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