Boilermaker Helper II

Assist boilermaking personnel.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Boilermaker Helper IIs do?

Assists boilermaking personnel in assembling, installing, repairing, and testing steam boilers, pressure vessels, and other removable structures in ships, central steam plants, and in industrial plants. Loads structural parts of boilers, pressure vessels, or tanks on pallets, using hoist. Attaches slings to pallets or onto parts for moving by crane. Assists in positioning parts in jigs and attaches clamps or other holding devices to fit parts together. Grinds welds or seams to fit, using portable grinder. Removes boiler casings, grades, handrails, manhole, and handhole covers to facilitate access to boilers or other vessels for repair, using handtools. Assists in positioning boiler tubes as specified in boiler drums and headers. Cleans scale from boiler tubes, using rotary pneumatic brush equipment. Mixes mortar used for laying firebrick in firebox. Replaces and reassembles gratings, ladders, handrails, and other disassembled structures after repairs are completed. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Boilermaker Helper II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Boilermaker Helper II

    Most Boilermaker Helper IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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