Boilermakers

Boilermakers

NOC
7234

Build, test, repair and maintain boilers, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

14
 

Median Hourly Wage

$40.00
$33.90
Low
$46.30
High

Median Salary

$73,312
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

298
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

9%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

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.

Also Known As

  • boiler fitter
  • boiler installer
  • boilermaker
  • boilermaker apprentice
  • construction boilermaker
  • industrial boilermaker
  • marine boilermaker
  • pressure vessel fabricator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in boilermaking is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified boilermakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

8.5%
15-24
38.3%
25-34
21.3%
35-44
19.2%
45-54
12.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
39.6%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
56.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
4.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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53.3%
Manufacturing
22.2%
Construction
13.3%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
11.1%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

44.40%
Northeast
17.80%
Southeast
31.10%
Southwest
6.70%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$76,131
Northeast
$111,092
Southeast
$88,538
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$40.00
$36.00
Low
$49.00
High

Southeast

$40.17
$24.00
Low
$45.77
High

Southwest

$38.00
$33.50
Low
$45.07
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$73,312

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$73,312

Newfoundland

$91,203

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$62,218

Canada

$73,588
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

14
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

21
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

47
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

-17
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

65