Reading blueprints, casting pieces and bending them into shape, and welding or bolting pieces together. Boilermaker will construct iron/steel structures to specifications. They will work on construction of Heat Recovery Exchange Generator (HRSG), and other miscellaneous structures involved with the construction/operation of a Combined-Cycle Power Plant. Read blueprints and specification to determine the scope of work: locations, quantities, and sizes of materials required.
Identify all tools required for tasks. Identify safety risks and the precautions required to eliminate those risks. Fabricate equipment according to blueprints or instructions from supervisors. Hoist equipment and tools into location via bull rigging or crane. Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural-steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, and/or levels. Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors. Bolt aligned structural-steel members in position for permanent riveting or bolting. Pull, push, or pry iron/steel equipment into approximate positions for bolting into place. Cut, bend, and weld iron/steel pieces, using metal shears, torches, and welding equipment. Ability to take lead in erection of steel, fabrication, grid layout, rigging etc. Ability to read, understand IFC drawings. Ability to make hang list, read details off drawings, read all notes on drawings before erection, locate and understand ECN’s and holds on drawings.
Understand when to stop production work and when a RFI needs to be initiated.Read and understand craft specs and cut sheets, craft spec procedures and recommendations. Able to locate piece marks for correct views and know how to pick out different elevations. Being able to know the correct installation based on the orientation. Knowledge of symbols based on legend. Knowledge of all types of safe rigging practices (chokers, slings, ect.)
- Ability to dictate correct knots based on material.
- Know all aspects of connecting, correct procedures of Bolting, Torque vs Tension, Fabrication.
- Ability to read cut sheets, Lay out from drawing, Cut material from lay out and cut sheets.
- Knowledge of Torque and Values, Knowledge of Turn of the nut method, Different types of indicators.
- Understand how to use a skidmore, Plan work and execute.
- Ability to take drawings, required material, line out helpers and execute work.
- Knowledge of specialty tools (torque wrench, skidmore, torque guns, mag drills, hogan drills)
- Must have 4+ years’ experience as a Journeyman Boilermaker.
- Experience on a Gas-fired Combined-Cycle power unit HRSG unit.
- Must possess all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions (see below).
- Must be able to meet all physical requirements.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and move about the work area. In addition, it may require close vision work and travel away from home, sometimes for extended periods. The position requires the ability to walk about a construction site or operating plant or power station and the ability to climb stairs or ladders and walk on elevated plant platforms. The position requires the ability to wear and use personal protective equipment while in the work area of the jobsite including helmet, fall protection harness, respirator, safety glasses/goggles, escape breathing device, noise protection, fire-retardant coveralls and protective work boots and gloves.