CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies


The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines . Examine boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, or vats to locate defects, such as leaks, weak spots, or defective sections, so that they can be repaired.
Bolt or arc weld pressure vessel structures and parts together, using wrenches or welding equipment.
Inspect assembled vessels or individual components, such as tubes, fittings, valves, controls, or auxiliary mechanisms, to locate any defects.
Repair or replace defective pressure vessel parts, such as safety valves or regulators, using torches, jacks, caulking hammers, power saws, threading dies, welding equipment, or metalworking machinery.
Attach rigging and signal crane or hoist operators to lift heavy frame and plate sections or other parts into place.
Bell, bead with power hammers, or weld pressure vessel tube ends to ensure leakproof joints.
Lay out plate, sheet steel, or other heavy metal and locate and mark bending and cutting lines, using protractors, compasses, and drawing instruments or templates.
Install manholes, handholes, taps, tubes, valves, gauges, or feedwater connections in drums of water tube boilers, using hand tools.
Study blueprints to determine locations, relationships, or dimensions of parts.
Straighten or reshape bent pressure vessel plates or structure parts, using hammers, jacks, or torches.
Shape seams, joints, or irregular edges of pressure vessel sections or structural parts to attain specified fit of parts, using cutting torches, hammers, files, or metalworking machines.
Position, align, and secure structural parts or related assemblies to boiler frames, tanks, or vats of pressure vessels, following blueprints.
Locate and mark reference points for columns or plates on boiler foundations, following blueprints and using straightedges, squares, transits, or measuring instruments.
Shape or fabricate parts, such as stacks, uptakes, or chutes, to adapt pressure vessels, heat exchangers, or piping to premises, using heavy-metalworking machines such as brakes, rolls, or drill presses.
Clean pressure vessel equipment, using scrapers, wire brushes, and cleaning solvents.
Install refractory bricks or other heat-resistant materials in fireboxes of pressure vessels.
Assemble large vessels in an on-site fabrication shop prior to installation to ensure proper fit.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
Health and safety training software Computer based training software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Acetylene torches Blow torches
Adaptors Welding tools
Adjustable crescent wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Adjustable pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
Air carbon arc cutting equipment Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
Air compressors Air compressors
Air grinders Pneumatic grinders
Air hammers Pneumatic hammer
Air manifolds Air manifolds
Air scalers Pneumatic sanding machines
Allen wrenches Hex keys
Atmospheric monitoring devices Multi gas monitors
Atmospheric testing equipment Air samplers or collectors
Ball peen hammers Hammers
Bar clamps Hand clamps
Beam clamps Below the hook device
Beam trolleys Girder trolleys
Bench lathes Lathes
Bench vises Bench vises
Beveling machines Pneumatic grinders
Blacksmiths' punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Block and tackle equipment Blocks or pulleys
Bolt cutters Bolt cutters
Box end wrenches Box end wrenches
Brakes Workshop presses
Buffing tools Power buffers
Bull pins Form tools or toolbits
C clamps C clamps
Calipers Calipers
Carbon dioxide CO2 meters Single gas monitors
Catalyst dispensers Hand sprayers
Caulking guns Caulking guns
Center punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Chain falls Hoists
Chain hoists Hoists
Chain pulleys Blocks or pulleys
Chain wrenches Specialty wrenches
Chalk lines Chalk lines
Channel lock pliers Locking pliers
Chipping hammers Power chippers
Circular saws Power saws
Claw hammers Hammers
Clear lenses Safety glasses
Combination squares Squares
Combination wrenches Combination wrenches
Compasses Compasses
Computer-controlled welding equipment Welding robots
Contour markers Metal markers or holders
Cutoff saws Power saws
Cutting torches Blow torches
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Digital lasers Lasers
Digital levels Levels
Dividers Compasses
Drift pins Punches or nail sets or drifts
Drill point gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
Drill presses Workshop presses
Dust masks Masks or accessories
Ear plugs Ear plugs
Electric welding equipment Welders
Electrode holders Electrode holders
Electrode ovens Welding tools
End cutting pliers End cut pliers
Engineers' levels Levels
Files Files
Filtered lenses Safety glasses
Fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
Fire retardant coveralls Fire retardant apparel
Flaring tools Tube end finishers
Flashback arrestors Welding tools
Forklifts Forklifts
Framing squares Squares
Friction lighters Lighters
Full body harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
Full-face respirators Respirators
Ground clamps Welding tools
Hacksaws Saws
Half-face respirators Respirators
Hammer wrenches Specialty wrenches
Hand saws Saws
Hard hats Hard hats
Heat lamps Laboratory heaters
Hydraulic boom trucks Hydraulic truck cranes
Hydraulic cranes Workshop cranes
Hydraulic jacks Jacks
Hydraulic stub pullers Pullers
Hydrostatic testers Pressure indicators
Inspection mirrors Magnifiers
Jig saws Power saws
Ladders Ladders
Laser levels Levels
Lead hammers Hammers
Leather protective clothing Protective coveralls
Longnose pliers Longnose pliers
Measuring tapes Tape measures
Metal inert gas MIG welders Metal inert gas MIG welding machinery
Metal-cutting chisels Cold chisels
Metal-cutting snips Tinners snips
Micrometers Micrometers
Milling machines Milling machines
Needle pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Nibblers Nibblers
Non-sparking hammers Hammers
Open end wrenches Open end wrenches
Overhead hoists Hoists
Oxygen concentration meters Single gas monitors
Oxygen lances Blow torches
Personal computers Personal computers
Pin punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
Pipe and tubing cutters Pipe or tube cutters
Pipe vises Pipe vises
Plasma arc welding equipment Plasma welding machinery
Plate clamps Loading equipment
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
Pneumatic drills Pneumatic drill
Pneumatic hoists Hoists
Pneumatic impact wrenches Pneumatic impact wrenches
Power grinders Power grinders
Power saws Power saws
Pre-heating torches Blow torches
Protective gloves Protective gloves
Protractors Protractors
Pry bars Pry bars
Punch presses Workshop presses
Putty knives Putty knives
Reciprocating saws Power saws
Regulators Welding tools
Resin spray guns Resin guns
Respiratory protection equipment Respirators
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety goggles Goggles
Sandblasters Pneumatic sanding machines
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Scale rules Scales
Scissor lifts Scissor lift
Screw jacks Jacks
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Scribers Scribers
Self-contained breathing apparatus Respiration air supplying self contained breathing apparatus or accessories
Serrating tools Cold chisels
Shackles Lifts
Shears Shears
Side cutting pliers End cut pliers
Sledgehammers Hammers
Sliding t-bevels Bevels
Slings Slings
Slip joint pliers Slip or groove joint pliers
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
Soft face hammers Hammers
Spirit levels Levels
Splitting chisels Cold chisels
Spreader beams Below the hook device
Spud wrenches Specialty wrenches
Squares Squares
Staging equipment Platform lift
Steamboat ratchet jacks Jacks
Stick electrodes Welding electrodes
Straightedges Straight edges
Strap wrenches Strap wrenches
Swing stages Manlift or personnel lift
Swivel hoist rings Loading equipment
Tap and die sets Taps or dies
Telescoping gauges Gauges or inspection fixtures
Telescoping lifts Telescoping boom lift
Temperature sticks Temperature indicating sticks
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
Trammel points Compasses
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
Tube drifts Punches or nail sets or drifts
Tube end facers Tube end finishers
Tube milling machines Milling machines
Tube pullers Sequential forming machines
Tube wall reducing tools Reamers
Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment Tungsten inert gas TIG welding machinery
Two way radios Two way radios
Utility hoists Hoists
Utility knives Utility knives
Ventilation fans Fans
Vernier calipers Calipers
Vise grip pliers Locking pliers
Water levels Levels
Wedges Wedges
Welding distribution panels Welding generators
Welding machines Welders
Welding shields Welding masks
Welding tip cleaning files Welding or brazing tip cleaner files
Welding tips Welding or cutting tips
Wire brushes Wire brushes
Wire rope pullers Loading equipment
Workshop cranes Workshop cranes
X ray inspection equipment X ray radiography examination equipment
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Related Work Experience None
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
On-the-Job Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Boiler Erector
Boiler Fitter
Boiler Installer
Boiler Maker
Boiler Mechanic
Boiler Reliner
Boiler Setter
Boiler Shop Mechanic
Boiler Technician
Boiler Tester
Boiler Welder
Boilerhouse Mechanic
Boilermaker Apprentice
Boilermaker Fitter
Boilermaker Mechanic
Boilermaker Pipe Fitter
Boilermaker Welder
Fitter Up
Locomotive Boilermaker
Manufacturing Assembler
Pressure Tester
Service Technician
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Boilermakers
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