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Boilermaker Apprenticeship

What Is A Boilermaker?
Boilermakers are involved in building very large tanks, heavy pipe work and pressure vessels for nuclear power plants, refineries, and chemical manufacturers. As a Boilermaker, one assembles, erects and maintains boilers, tanks pressure vessels, heat exchangers, calandrias, pollution control systems, furnaces, condensers, water towers, penstocks and scroll casings using hoisting, rigging, welding equipment, tools and hardware as required by drawings, specifications and the applicable codes and standards.


  • An applicant for the Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program must be at least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age.
  • Applicant must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Applicant must be able to read, write and speak English in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.

Union Construction Boilermakers belong to the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Ironworkers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers. As an employee and union member you will be afforded excellent medical, dental and optical coverage as well a vacation and pension plan benefits.

The Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program consists of on-the-job and classroom training. You earn while you learn and are paid by the hour while you are working on the job site. Apprentice wages start below the journeyperson’s hourly rate of pay and periodically increases until it reach the full journeyperson’s rate. The Construction Boilermakers Program involves 6000 hour (3 to 4 years) of on-site training.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Local program requirements may vary from area to area please contact individual programs for more information.

Southern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
2260 Riverside Ave., Bloomington CA 92316 (909) 877-9389
Northern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
2191 Piedmont Way, Pittsburg CA 94565 (925) 427-4121
(925) 427-5980 (fax)