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Description: Boilermakers build boilers, vats, and other large tanks used for storing liquids and gases. Boilers supply steam for electric engines and for heating and power systems in buildings, factories, and ships. Because most boilers last for 35 years or more, repairing and maintaining them is a big part of a boilermaker's job. These workers use dangerous equipment, lift heavy items, and may work on ladders or scaffolding.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year

Our business started as boilermaking. The owner added metal fabrication. I made cylinders, arcs, sprials, circles, and rings. - Knewbit@yahoo,com (rich)

There are 22 math topics Boilermakers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Trigonometric Equations/Inverses
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications