Hire a Boilermaker and other specialist roles such as , with Outstaff. We source the most talented Boilermaker’s and match them to you. Whether they’re filling in for a sudden vacancy, helping out with seasonal work or filling a space while you recruit a more long-term member of staff, we can find you temporary or permanent team members to make things easier. However long or short the vacancy you have to fill, we can see that you get the right person for the job in the fastest time possible.
View recruitment services >
Find your next Boilermaker job
It’s easy to get disheartened if you’re struggling to find Boilermaker jobs. Getting a job as a Boilermaker can seem a long slog, and no more so than during a recession and a pandemic. Not everyone will find the process quick or straightforward, and there may be an element of luck to it all. There’s some truth in the old saying that getting a job is about being in the right place at the right time. Don’t give up – plenty of employers are still recruiting, and this is where Outstaff can help!
Register for work as a Boilermaker >
How to hire a Boilermaker?
A boilermaker is a tradesperson who fabricates steel, iron, or copper into boilers and other large containers intended to hold hot gas or liquid, as well as maintains and repairs boilers and boiler systems.
Although the name originated from craftsmen who made boilers, boilermakers in fact assemble, maintain, and repair other large vessels and closed vats.
The boilermaker trade evolved from industrial blacksmithing; in the early nineteenth century, a boilermaker was called a boilersmith. The involvement of boilermakers in the shipbuilding and engineering industries came about because of the changeover from wood to iron as a construction material. It was often easier, and less expensive, to hire a boilermaker who was already in the shipyard–fabricating iron boilers for wooden steamships–to build a ship. This overlap of skills could extend to anything large and made of iron–or later, steel. In the UK, this effective monopoly over an important skill of the industrial revolution led to boilermakers being labeled ‘the labour aristocracy” by historians.