Boilermakers Assistant

Boilermakers Assistants provide support to Boilermakers in cutting, shaping, assembling and welding steel to construct and repair metal products for boilers, ships, iron and steel structures and other vessels.

Duties and tasks

  • Adhere to strict occupational health and safety guidelines
  • Assist in the selection and collection of appropriate materials, methods, equipment and tools necessary to complete the job
  • Complete products by washing, cleaning, chiseling, grinding and filing
  • Finish products by washing, cleaning, chiseling, grinding and filing
  • Follow instructions from Boilermakers and perform other duties as required
  • Hold metal components in place or secure to workbenches to allow Boilermakers to carry out to cut, mould, twist, shape, punch and hammer metal
  • Perform routine maintenance on tools and equipment
  • Use a range of machinery, hand tools and welding equipment or CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines
  • Use a range of methods to assemble parts such as screwing, bolting, welding and riveting

Skills required

  • Able to Perform Manual Work
  • Able to Work Well in a Team Environment
  • Good Manual Dexterity with the Ability to use Tools and Machinery
    Mechanical Aptitude
  • Safety Awareness
  • Strong Attention to Detail and Accuracy

Working conditions

Boilermakers Assistants may work regular Monday to Friday hours with some overtime on weekends. Others are required to work shift work. Boilermakers Assistants work in a variety of settings from small workshops to large industrial factories or other operations. They often work in hot, noisy conditions and are on their feet for long periods at a time.

Professional associations / Industry information

Apprenticeships Australia 

Australian Industry Group 

Manufacturing Skills Australia 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Boilermaker
  • Machinery Assembler
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