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Trade Description:

A boilermaker assembles, installs and fits tanks, boilers and other storage equipment. They are involved with all aspects of tank and vessel construction and are trained to read and interpret blueprints, layout and cut steel plate, roll and cut sheet steel, assemble and install nozzles, rings, fines and trays to finished units, weld using oxyacetylene and electric arc equipment, construct steam drums, refractories, air ducts, fans and other equipment for boiler units, dismantle rigging and hoisting equipment.

Trade Regulation
Red Seal Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3* 1,800 8-8-8 RRC

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)
Types of Exam Questions Red Seal Exam Preparation Guide

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
4.5 8,100 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form