Apprentice Program

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and its employers are seeking self-motivated individuals with a dedication and willingness to learn superior craftsmanship skills. These individuals should be prepared to become members of construction teams working to erect and repair:

Power Plants – Nuclear, Coal Oil, Gas & Hydroelectric
Waste-To-Energy Plants
Chemical Plants
Steel Mills & Blast Furnaces
Pharmaceutical Plants
Food Processing Facilities
Air Pollution Equipment
Water Treatment Plants
Storage & Process Tanks

As a Field Construction Boilermaker, an Apprentice is involved in much more than the construction of boilers.  In fact, Apprentices typically utilize their technical skills and knowledge to perform the following tasks and duties:

Utilize Pneumatic and Electric Hoists
Use Hand Signals to Control Crane, Hoist Operations
Change Crane Booms
Assemble, Disassemble Scaffolds & Platforms
Inspect, Care for Rigging Equipment
Burn & Gouge
Remove, Bevel, Replace & Roll Tubes
Read Blueprints
Reeve Blocks
Align, Fit Field Components
Load, Unload Materials

To become a Journeyman Boilermaker, Apprentices are required to complete 6,000-hours of on-the-job training, typically taking four years.  During that time, Apprentices must satisfactorily complete self-study lessons, submit on-the-job training modules and attend classroom instruction.Apprentices will likely experience the following working conditions:

Weather Exposure – Extreme Heat, Cold
Demanding, Strenuous Work
Working at Great Heights
Traveling to different Job sites

As a rule, union members are more productive, earn higher wages, have better benefit packages and enjoy greater job stability than non-union employees.

It follows that, as an International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union member, workers and their families are offered several benefits, including:

Medical Insurance
AFL-CIO Union Privilege Program

For more information about the Apprentice Program contact:


Apprenticeship Applications:

Must Apply in Person
Photo ID Required
Applications can be taken only on the last Wednesday of every month at the Union Hall from 7am – 12pm.

All Training is at the Union Hall.

MOST OSHA Training Dates are posted on the Training Page.


closed until further notice

Mon – Tue – Wed – Fri

Call for Instructor Availability with 48 Hours Notice.  Space is Limited.

Boilermaker’s National Apprenticeship Program