Plant Maintenance – Boilermaker

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Clarkson University
Industries
O*Net Code
47-2011.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
16500
State
NY
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 16 total skills | 16500 total hours
Workplace Basics - 3000 req. hrs
Following all safety procedures and policies.
500 hrs
Properly using all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
500 hrs
Properly using, storing, disposing of any trade-related hazardous materials, such as lubricants (if applicable).
500 hrs
Safely cleaning/working with lead or asbestos-containing machinery/equipment (if applicable).
500 hrs
Reading blueprints and schematics.
500 hrs
Using all tools necessary for the trade, including but not limited to: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, hammer drills, pipe threaders, pipe cutters, tube rollers, oxyacetylene torches, multimeters, combustion analyzers.
500 hrs
Boiler Basics - 4500 req. hrs
Identifying boiler types: a) firetube; b) watertube; and c) cast iron sectional boilers.
500 hrs
Identifying boiler classifications: a) low pressure - primarily HVAC applications; and b) high pressure – primarily used for power generation.
500 hrs
Identifying and learning functions of boiler components, including but not limited to: burners, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, exhaust stack, condensate pumps, and controls.
500 hrs
Boiler Operation - 10500 req. hrs
“Starting up” boilers.
2000 hrs
Monitoring boiler operations: checking water levels and pressures, testing low water controls, checking overpressure switches and other safety features.
2000 hrs
Managing heating systems’ efficiency to ensure cost-savings and minimizing energy expenditures by utilizing boiler management systems and experience acquired on the job.
2000 hrs
Boiler Assembly - 16500 req. hrs
Rebuilding boilers, including wiring of controls, connections to existing building system(s), boiler supply and return lines, feed waterlines, intake and exhaust.
1500 hrs
Rigging where/when appropriate.
1500 hrs
Welding where/when appropriate.
1500 hrs
Testing installed boilers to ensure safe operation.
1500 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety, Health, and Workplace Orientation
General Workplace Safety
# | 44 hrs
Right-to-Know/Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
# | 44 hrs
Asbestos Awareness (see Attachment to Appendix B)
# | 44 hrs
Proper Use of All Trade-Related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
# | 44 hrs
First Aid & CPR (minimum of 6.5 hours every 3 years)
# | 44 hrs
Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LO/TO)
# | 44 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (minimum 3 hours)
# | 44 hrs