Construction Boilermaker (Boilermaker)
Introduction
Construction boilermakers construct, install, test, maintain and repair boilers, tanks and other vessels that contain liquids, gases and dry products. These vessels may have unique characteristics. Boilermakers may work from blueprints to fabricate components from steel or other materials.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read instructions about work permits and tagout procedures. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions about the use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment such as air respirators. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions in safety bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand and interpret regulations that govern occupational health and safety. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as dates and identification numbers into labels and tags. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1)
Writing
Ability to write text entries in forms to describe events leading up to incidents or accidents. (Complexity: 2)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2)
 
Boiler Repair and Maintenance
Reading
Ability to understand short written comments on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand written instructions about the set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment such as welders and mobile access equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to interpret codes and regulations that govern the construction, installation and repair of high pressure vessels. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to read information contained in a variety of repair, service and procedure manuals. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to locate devices such as switches and relays in simple schematics. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions using basic scale drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate operating data such as temperatures, pressures and electrical readings using gauges and digital readouts. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to use legends and symbols found on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret moderately complex flow, process and logic charts. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate data such as classifications, times, temperatures and quantities in moderately complex tables. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate data such as frequencies, energy readings and the performance characteristics of parts from graphs generated by diagnostic equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate devices such as switches, relays and pumps in moderately complex schematics. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as the positions of parts using moderately complex assembly drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to interpret complex schematics to troubleshoot faults for complex wiring, hydraulic and mechanical systems. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to locate data such as specifications, classifications, parts inter-changeabilities, material coefficients, identification numbers and quantities in complex tables. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to locate information such as the positions of parts using complex assembly drawings. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Thinking
Ability to deal with minor equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate the severity of boiler faults by considering factors such as readings, noise levels, pressures, temperatures, vibrations and odours. (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Internet
Ability to use Internet browsers and search engines to locate information such as specifications and troubleshooting guides. (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Other Digital Technology
Ability to use diagnostic equipment to determine the operating condition of equipment components. (Complexity: 2)
 
General Administrative Duties
Reading
Ability to understand short written comments on forms such as mill test reports. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read bulletins and memos to learn about policy changes, administrative details and production concerns. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand information contained in service and recall bulletins. (Complexity: 2)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as readings and quantities into forms such as tally sheets and logbooks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate data such as identification numbers and quantities in simple lists and tables. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to complete equipment repair forms by entering dates, identification numbers and brief descriptions of faults. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to enter and locate data such as job numbers, descriptions and readings in a variety of service, warranty and maintenance reports and parts and purchase orders. (Complexity: 2)
Writing
Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to write short text entries in forms such as work orders and supply requests. (Complexity: 1)
Thinking
Ability to choose tools and work procedures for common tasks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate the quality and adequacy of the work performed. (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Databases
Ability to use databases to input and retrieve data such as parts orders and equipment repair histories.   (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Programming and Systems Control
Ability to operate distributed control system software to monitor and regulate systems and processes. (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Computer Assisted Design
Ability to use computer assisted design programs to create, modify and retrieve basic drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
 
Use of Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. (Complexity: 2)
Fractions
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Solids
Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Advanced Tasks
Ability to analyze angles and distances in plane figures; calculate areas of other polygons; use theorem to solve problems; calculate areas and volumes of objects such as spheres, pyramids and cones. (Complexity: 2)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distance, weight, volume, temperature and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Trigonometry
Ability to identify and calculate known and unknown angles, use trigonometry to set up and solve problems using trigonometry. (Complexity: 2)
 
Uncategorized
Reading
Ability to understand and interpret written information in text books, training manuals and technical reports. (Complexity: 3 or higher)