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Plant Maintenance – Boilermaker

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Clarkson University
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

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

Technical Instruction

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

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