Job Description

Boilermakers fabricate, assemble, install, test, maintain and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, towers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal structures. Boilermakers are tradespeople who cut, shape, assemble and weld steel to construct and repair metal products and structures for boilers, ships, iron and steel structures and other vessels. Boilermakers are employed in building manufacturing and power generation plants, in shipbuilding and on other industrial projects.

Careers Ladder


Boilermakers are in demand all over the world and Australian qualifications are widely recognised internationally.

To become a Boilermaker you need to complete both theoretical and practical training. Qualifications will usually be accompanied by on the job training. This usually takes three to four years.

Consider a certification in the Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication.

Working abroad can be a great way to see the world while learning different skills used in alternative ways.


  • Autonomy
  • Efficient
  • Reliability
  • Self-Motivator
  • Specialised
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Fabrication
  • Good knowledge of tools
  • Great hand eye coordination
  • Maintenance
  • Environmental & Safety Standards
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Welding

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;