Boilermakers 667

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Boilermakers Local 667

1873 Winfield Rd
Winfield, WV 25213

Matthew Kennedy, Apprenticeship Coordinator

(304) 755-5611

Boilermakers 667

Boilermakers 667 has a three year apprenticeship program that teaches skills in a variety of welding areas.  Their program is located in Winfield and covers most, but not all,  of the state.  To read or print  Boilermakers 667 Notice
The programs are regionally based, for more information contact their national office.  Applications can be submitted through the link at any time.  Applications go to a central data bank where a computer randomly assigns numbers to applications.  The applicant will receive an email and/or letter containing their application number and where they stand in the selection process.  Apprentices are chosen twice a year using this system.
Boilermaker work demands a high degree of technical skill and knowledge, a dedication to excellence, a willingness to study and complete on-the-job-training, and an ability to travel from job site to job site to maintain employment. The following information will explain the job responsibilities, requirements, challenges, and experiences of a boilermaker.

Boilermaker Apprentice Job Duties:

Typical tasks performed by a field construction boilermaker apprentice include:

  • Loading and unloading materials.
  • Rigging materials for movement.
  • Directing crane operators.
  • Assembling/disassembling scaffolds and work platforms.
  • Changing crane booms.
  • Inspecting and caring for rigging accessories and equipment.
  • Burning and gouging.
  • Removing and replacing pressured and non-pressure components.
  • Interpreting blueprints.
  • Laying out components, and much more…

Consider These Facts Carefully:
Work performed by boilermakers requires high technical skill and dedication to top performance.
Field construction work is by nature an outside job which means exposure to all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
Boilers, dams, power generation plants, storage tanks, and pressure vessels are usually of mammoth size; therefore, a major portion of boilermaker work is performed at great heights, often from 200 to 1000 feet above the ground.
Field construction and repair work is contract work; so, when the contract is completed, the job is ended. You may have to travel the territory of the local lodge and live away from home for long periods of time.
The size of the materials, tools, and equipment handled by boilermakers requires excellent physical strength and stamina.
To become a journeyman boilermaker you must complete a minimum 6000-hour apprenticeship program of on-the-job training, usually taking four years.
To become a journeyman boilermaker, one must complete forty-eight (48) self-study lessons, on-the-job training modules, and classroom instructions (minimum of 144 hours a year).

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.