Skills Boilermaker in the Southwest Region

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a boilermaker in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Boilermakers (NOC 72103).


  • Plan sequence of operation
  • Develop templates
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Lay out patterns
  • Lay out plate, sheet steel and other heavy metal and mark lines
  • Supervise other workers
  • Set up and operate heavy-metal working machines to cut and shape metal into parts
  • Fit and weld parts together
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Erect and install boilers and heavy-metal products according to specifications
  • Repair and maintain boilers and heavy-metal products
  • Direct activities of hoist or crane operators during installation
  • Fit plate or sheet steel work
  • Perform informal inspections of completed welds
  • Off-load, shelter and transport calandria
  • Install containment liner panels
  • Install fuel channels
  • Perform stress relieving acts for vessels
  • Assemble and disassemble hydraulic and lattice boom cranes
  • Rig and hoist equipment
  • Erect and dismantle scaffolds and other platforms

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Building Help - Building
  • Constructing
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Inspecting and Testing
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanics and Machinery
  • Building and Construction
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