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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.
boiler fitter, boiler installer, boilermaker, boilermaker apprentice, construction boilermaker, industrial boilermaker, marine boilermaker, pressure vessel fabricator.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Boilermakers in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-26|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Montreal region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- MUV Condos, a housing project in Montreal's Rosemont ¿ La Petite-Patrie district, has been granted its building permit. The plan is to create 350 units in two phases, the first of which is to be completed by the summer of 2015. (available in French only)
- CAE, a Montreal company that makes flight simulators, has announced a $700M research and development program to take place over the next five years with the federal government's participation. (available in French only)
- Hardware retailer Réno-Dépôt has announced that it will be carrying out over $20M worth of renovations at its 16 stores in Quebec. This project will result in the creation of over 300 jobs, with roughly a hundred on the island of Montreal. (available in French only)
- The federal government will be investing over $600M on upgrading of the Champlain and Jacques-Cartier bridges in Montreal. (available in French only)
- The French company Groupe Altiplano will be opening an acrobatic park at the Olympic Park Esplanade in Montreal. The first of its kind in North America, this project will create approximately ten jobs once it opens in May 2014. (available in French only)
- The Montreal Heart Institute announced a $49.2M investment in the search for innovative treatments against cardiovascular diseases. The Arteria research program will create 150 skilled jobs. (available in French only)
- The Casino de Montréal announced 123 job cuts over the next few weeks. The cuts will affect machine attendants and cashiers, restaurant teams and security services. (available in French only)
- Espace pour la vie is announcing three major projects that will involve an architecture competition to renovate the Insectarium, Botanical Gardens and Biodome of Montréal. This $45M project is part of Montréal's 375th Anniversary. (available in French only)
- A new ALT Hotel Montréal will open in March 2014 in the Griffintown neighbourhood. This investment, worth an estimated $27M, will create about 60 jobs (available in French only)
- The Musée d¿art contemporain de Montréal is announcing an expansion project at an estimated value of $44M. If everything goes according to schedule, the project will be completed for 2017. (available in French only)
- Video game studio GameLoft has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Montréal following a $38.5M investment to expand its facilities (available in French only)
- Allstream, a Canadian telecommunications company, is opening a technical support centre in Montréal, thereby creating 50 jobs. The company is looking to increase its presence in Quebec and centralize services for its business clients. (available in French only)
- Heenan Blaikie, in Montréal, has announced it will be ceasing operations. The law firm, which has approximately 1,000 employees on its payroll (including nearly half in the city). will be gradually dissolved over the next several months. (available in French only)
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