Consider a civilian career as an Boilermaker. Trades include:
- Metal Fabricator
- Non Destructive Testing Technicians
Today’s Boilermakers build and maintain the tanks and pressure vessels that are at the heart of huge installations, such as hydro, nuclear and other energy facilities (including oil-sands plants), chemical, cement, glass and steel plants. The pressure vessels we work on could be boilers, tanks, heat exchangers, fired heaters or reactors. They could include the lines that transmit gasses and chemicals, often under pressure, throughout a facility such as a refinery or liquid natural gas plant.
Boilermakers not only make, but move huge part assemblies into position at the installations where they work. These Boilermakers are called fitters and riggers.
Boilermakers also work in metal fabrication and are critical to the operation of fertilizer, potash and water-treatment plants, breweries and to the shipbuilding industry in Canada.