Website Wood

Boilermaker Job Highlights

Title Boilermaker
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Louisville, KY, United States
Company Wood

Company Profile

Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil/gas, power/process, environment and infrastructure, renewable, mining, and general industrial sectors.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Boilermaker to join its maintenance team.

U.S. Only: Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.

Educational Qualification

  • No education level is mentioned, yet applicants may be required a High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working in an industrial environment
  • Should have at least 2 to 3 years as an apprentice/helper in one of the mechanical areas such as Boilermaker, Pipefitter-Bolt Up, Pipefitter Fabricator, or Welding
  • Should have at least 1 to 2 years as a journeyman, Boilermaker, or Pipefitter-Bolt Up
  • Experience in one of the mechanical areas such as Boilermaker, Pipefitter-Bolt Up, Pipefitter Fabricator, or Welding field (a plus)
  • Must possess an NCCER certification card or successfully pass an in-house craft assessment


  • Accurately interpret and apply information from work orders, job orders, specifications, blueprints, ISO’s, or other drawings and recognize basic blueprint terms and symbols for job application
  • Demonstrate ability to align structures or plates that are to be assembled on boiler frames, tanks, or structures
  • Demonstrate ability to align, connect and expand water tubes to drums and headers. Demonstrate ability to “bell” and “bead” or weld tube ends
  • Demonstrate ability to bolt or weld casing sections, uptakes, stacks, baffles, tower manways, trays, chutes, air heaters, fan stands, feeding tubes, catwalks, ladders, hoppers, and safety hatches to frames
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with other employees in positioning drums and headers into supports and both the supports to frame
  • Demonstrate ability to hammer, flame-cut, file, or grind irregular edges of structural parts
  • Demonstrate ability to install manholes, handholes, valves, gauges, and feedwater connections in drums and vessels
  • Demonstrate ability to locate and mark reference points for columns or plates on foundations
  • Demonstrate ability to repair boilers, tanks, and vessels in the field by unbolting or flame-cutting defective sections
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in safe rigging practices
  • Examine boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, and vats to locate defects such as leaks, weak spots, and defective sections so that they can be repaired. Inspect assembled vessels and individual components, such as tubes, fittings, valves, controls, and auxiliary mechanisms, to locate any defects
  • Follow the rules of safe conduct always
  • Identify, explain, and perform crane hand signals
  • Identify, recognize, and demonstrate safe usage of hand tools and power tools appropriate for the job
  • Recognize various materials used in the craft and demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate material handling techniques
  • Repair or replace defective pressure vessels parts, such as safety valves and regulators, using torches, jacks, caulking hammers, power saws, threading dies, welding equipment, and metalworking machinery
  • Select and safely use appropriate equipment which may include (but is not limited to) man lifts, forklifts, and company trucks


  • Must be able to work in a team environment

Employer’s Statement

Wood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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