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Top 25 Boilermaker Interview Questions

Question 1 of 26
Tell me about your experience and level of comfortability in using hand tools.
User-Submitted Answers
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Lots of experience and knolage of hand tools no problem using any hand tool.
Question 2 of 26
Are you comfortable with heights?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I am comfortable with working at heights.
2.
Yes. I don't have a lot of experience working at heights, but heights in general don't scare me.
3.
I have no problem at all.
4.
Very comfortable I have no problem at all.
Question 3 of 26
Are you able to work in tight spaces?
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No cause I can work on one place for long time.
2.
Yes I have spent many hrs working in confined spaces on different jobs.
3.
Yes and I must safety strapped on a safety harness.
4.
I need the dictionary to define this word /currently I do not understand its meaning .
5.
Write your interview answer here. Then click next question. Yes.
6.
Write your interview answer here. Then click next question. Yes.
7.
No, I have never been claustrophobic.
8.
I worked in metalwork classrooms with 30+ students in really small rooms.
9.
No, I am able to work in confined space.
Question 4 of 26
What is lockout tagout? Why is it important?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is important because it protects the worker from getting electrocuted.
2.
To ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off.
3.
Is a sign and it help you to know that that equipment you want to use its not ready to be used.
4.
Lock out is when you disable any source of power by switching off and placing a lock with a tag on it.
5.
Lockout/tagout, is designed so that energy does not flow through a piece of equipment or line. A lock should be placed in the "off" position on all equipment that has the potential to release energy or that can be turned " on". It can be pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical some examples are valves, breakers, switches and pumps. Along with the lock will be a Do Not Operate Tag with your name on it. This is to ensure there is no start up of equipment happens while maintenance is being performed. This is very important because your life depends on this system. All facilities have different tagging practices as regards to color of tags and who actually puts the lock on equipment but every facility has a procedure of locking out equipment and it is good practice for all workers to make sure locks are in place before you begin work.
6.
Lockout tagout is to lock mechine dure mentenance or shutdown. To work safe.
7.
Is to lock out machine so that no one can operate while your busy on it. Is to keep our self safe and others.
8.
LOTOIS is a means of preventing a energy source from being turned on or activated. I LOTOIS is a safety measure to prevent harm or damage.
9.
Isolation of the machine. .. And it is important to show that there is some onew working on the machine.
10.
Planing & execution because the project gets done on time.
Question 5 of 26
If I called your boss right now and asked him or her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he or she say?
User-Submitted Answers
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To share the workload. Don't do it all myself..
2.
As far as I know him, his competent with his job activities.
3.
He or she will say I must improve the plant and reduce down time and work safe.
4.
Minimise to much attention to detail for perfection, that were I loose time.
5.
Team leading but mostly a good, and accurate when coming to measurements.
6.
There areas that he need to tied up like workmanship but he shows that he had a capability to improve and he is a hardworker.
7.
Some times I'm a little eager to get the job started and my hand wrighting on my jsa and permits can get a little untidy.
8.
It is the operations area of the company ,I must keep the company more productive by maintaining it at its best standard - keep the company productive and add its value.
9.
Plenty reason is because im a complex person.
10.
Is an tag with a name of a person, phones number, date and the number of the machine you working on it . Is to show tht the machine is being lock out.
Question 6 of 26
Why do you want to work for our company?
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I want to be part of a big company and contribute to it my efforts and experiences.
2.
Because I love the job and it is my dream job infect I like my hands when they are dirty.
3.
Because I love the job and it is my dream job infect I like my hands when they are dirty.
4.
As companies have different challenges in terms of work related & challenges is my drive motion, so this aveng division is perfect to me in terms of growth & growth is my ambition.
5.
Because your company have a chalenging work. I like chalenge.
6.
Clean your surface where to weld then check your material thickness so you can adjust your voltage when you weld you pull.
7.
To bring my talent and dedication and advance to a leadership role to improve work productivity and insure a safe working practices are followed.
8.
I sea a great potential in terms of growth Because of the vision&mission of the company and growth is my ambition.
9.
To improve my skills learn more and build my carrer here, I always wanted to be a part of this company.
10.
Because in want to have a trade as a welder.
Question 7 of 26
What is a Globe Valve?
User-Submitted Answers
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Butterfly valve is a valve that slide in the meddle.
2.
Globe valve is for regulating the flow. Gate valve is to be used at fully open or fully closed and is used to prevent fluid hammering. Check valve is to insure flow in one direction only. Butterfly valve is a flat disc in a round pipe that can be used to allow or stop flow but shouldn't be used to regulate flow.
3.
You'll find them in accetyline oxy fuel gas cutting.
4.
It is a type of valve typically used in pipe work or pipe lines.
5.
Gate valve is the one controls the feed from a dam or temporary storage to the suction area/controls the supply of the fluid to a determined area specifically.
6.
1. A device for controlling the passage of fluid through a pipe or duct.
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Globe - Disk type with a stationary ring seat Gate - Flat disk or gate which moves in guides to control flow Check - Valve that controls back flow Butterfly - Round disk rotating in the pipe to control flow.
Question 8 of 26
Why do you want a career as a boilermaker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
It is my dream job I will die to end up being a boilermaker.
2.
Because I come from a poor family. Iwise raise by a single parent my mother, Iuse to work after school a guy who work with steel at home to help my mother to pay fees. Is were I start loving boilermaker job.
3.
I want to contribute my talent and dedication to this craft.
4.
I have been a boilermaker for 16 years I like to work with my hands building creating and fabricating with metal I have enjoyed it so far and want to keep working to the highest standard possible.
5.
Because I live to travel, I like to learn, I like to work hard, and I could see myself doing this for a long time.
6.
Fabrication is my life/accuracy in produced products is my biggest perfection(client satisfaction and expectation is what I adore most.I like boilermaker as a profession.
7.
Boiler making is my passion and I take pride in my completed jobs wrt to quality and compliance.
8.
Am patient about boilermaker.
9.
I enjoy creating or inventing some new things using my hands and working with still.
10.
Because I love working with hands.
Question 9 of 26
What types of valves are used for throttling?
User-Submitted Answers
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Is that the energy drink?
2.
I do not know. I might not be in a good understanding state to come to my knowledge storage and identification.
3.
Air valve and flow valve.
4.
I have no idea what throttling is.
Question 10 of 26
As a boilermaker, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Hard work, attention to detail, safe work practices.
2.
Without boiler making companies don't really stand a chance to run the way they run at this era I mean boiler making is very important in every aspect of any big company and to me I believe im the best at what I do so it fits me well.
3.
My ability to read drawings and comply to standards.
4.
Multiskilled and good safety awearness.
5.
My best asset as a boilermaker is my ingenuity and creativity.
6.
Make sure that I do the best for the company.
7.
My best asset is my knowledge and invested experience including my reliability and accuracy .

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Question 11 of 26
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User-Submitted Answers
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Measure, evaluate, and execute.
2.
I skedule my work and I am a hard worker I dont mix job cause I will be confused.
3.
I put all my material and tools I will need close to me.
4.
All work will be logged in and turned in to my supervisor.
5.
By try to be fast and quick performing my job without any harm.
6.
Document work each day, hand overs, communication with supervisor at end of days work.
7.
Logged in my books of production and fabrication- time estimated of commissioning and target delivery on time(based on estimation).
8.
First I make sure before start any thing I try to understand what am I suppose to do and how will I succeed, secondly I always make it a point I dedicate my self to anything so that I don't make silly mistakes and what's so ever and lastly I apply my self always.
9.
Proper planning through 1SAP
10.
Planing and working fast but safe and accurately.
Question 12 of 26
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
User-Submitted Answers
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Come up with a new plan as quick as possible & get the job done.
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Report to the supervisor.
3.
Inform supervisors, possible proceed with any work that can be done in another area to keep the job moving.
4.
Prior ensure the trouble source if not found I'll ask more experienced artisans and my foreman(including the engineer).
5.
Firstly communicate to stakeholders, prioritize tasks to importance, ask assistance for tasks due to overrun.
6.
Calm down try to find out what actually has caused that circumstances.
7.
Dont panic keep a cool head and improvise.
8.
Priortise the important jobs first and least last or inform your supervisor.
9.
Must always plan for the unforeseen and find a way to work around it.
10.
I try to adjust the situation and then get on with what ever im suppose to get on with.
Question 13 of 26
Have you ever read a high pressure steam chart?
User-Submitted Answers
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No/I got help from the operators before performance/I can identify only its danger when showing operation level,
Question 14 of 26
How does your experience relate to what our company does?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have been working as a automatic welding system technician welding oil pipeline lines for the last 9 years.
2.
I have 8 yeahs working offshore in the oil and gas industry it's the highest standard to work to and safety is paramount as being in remote locations can not afford to have any type of accident as help is usually a long time away. U must take the time to identify all hazards and eliminate them prepare any rescue plans ensure all paper work isolations are carried out correctly walk the line your self carry out the work in a steady safe manner. Report anything that looks like a problem immediately to your supervisors.
3.
It includes pressure vessels/lock out/production targets/safety precautions/management meetings/waiting place meetings/safety discussions/it is the mining industry/it involves workshop safety .
4.
I pretty much did everything the company put on the job responsibilities.
5.
I'm familiar with drawings, standards and quality. Safety is first on my priority list. I rather take more time to properly finish a job to requirements rather than having to return to the same job.
6.
90% of what the compny is doing im familier with.
7.
Are plenty and safety are same.
8.
I am a competent person in my trade all as spects of welding.
Question 15 of 26
What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
The course of problem and the fault part.
2.
I review all my options and insure that I can perform my task in a safe manner.
3.
Call a small toolbox get work mates involved, elimate and hazards pool ideas togeather and work towards coming up with the safest simplest idea to move forward.
4.
Find the problem source from the information supplied/study the troubleshooting /discuss with team members (check safety precautions) do lock out before performance/get authorisation from the area engineer .
5.
I understand the problem first, get ideas about that problem like what kind of problem it is and what caused it.
6.
Make a list of all possible aspects of the problem. Couple at least five why's to each. Get agreement on all the possible causes. Decide and obtain agreement from rest of team wrt possible solutions for each cause.
7.
I would have a toolbox meeting with the work crew or supervisor to help me to make a decision which way to go.
8.
Firstly I have to find out the cause of that problem thn I have find the danger area.... Then after all I have to decide whether its safe to solve it or I need to hear from my for men......
Question 16 of 26
What is gas tungsten arc welding?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is a method of welding rig welding for short it's the cleanest of all welding prcudures consists of an enert gas shielding the tungsten once it's arked against the job and the filer wire applied manually from the welder.
2.
It is a method of welding rig welding for short it's the cleanest of all welding prcudures consists of an enert gas shielding the tungsten once it's arked against the job and the filer wire applied manually from the welder.
3.
Argon/welding performed with gas and with wire manua feed(argon welding).
4.
Argon welding and might welding are 2 different things. Argon aka TIG tungsten inert gas welding is more like brazing whereas MIG aka co2 welding is where you have a wire reel that feeds automatically.
5.
Is a well improved way of welding, it is challenging but a fast and advanced way to get a job done.
6.
Arc welding process which uses an external gas supply and a tungsten electrode to produce produce an arc that melts the filler to create the weld.
7.
It is a type of a welding equipment that uses a gas to weld material together.
8.
Argon welding also callecalled mig welding.
Question 17 of 26
Tell me about your most challenging task as a boilermaker.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Working at heights in a man rider on a rig that's on down time working under pressure but still managing to work fast and safe but still to a high standard not taking any short cuts to get the job done when asked to, stopping the job changing a few job steps to do more of the work on the ground and then doing less of the work at heights it worked out faster and safer.
Question 18 of 26
Explain to me how to perform the following weld, shielded metal arc welding.
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A shielding inert gas must be used with a solid wire being fed through a torch.
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Sheila metal ark welding is a wire feeding unit once the work are is set up and all safety ppe is the welder pulls the trigger on the welder alway pushing the nozzle forward into the inert gas that comes out the nozzle and laying down the weld beads.
3.
First I must shield my skin/my face/before operation is performed.
4.
Is a process of forming electrode and the metal to be joint, when is laid vapors that serve as a shielding gas and providing a layer of slag, both of which protect the weld area from atmospheric contamination.
5.
It's a process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld.
6.
According to my understanding each and every welding before it take place you must have and use the shield to protect your eyes head phace.
7.
Prepare the material to be welded e. G mild steel, stainless steel ext.
Question 19 of 26
Do you have welding experience? Where did you learn?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Have learned to weld using the Vermaat semiautomatic welding system while working for McDermott Int. In Dubai UAE.
2.
Yes 16 years started as an apprentice worked in mining, oil and gas, food manufacturing plants all welding is to a high standard.
3.
Yes I do /I learned from Anglo american/from hydro academy /from the training center and from the praticals in the workshop from experienced artisans.
4.
Yes I do have, when I was completing my final year at school the was practical working plus my father is a qualified artisan so I use to work with him almost all my spare time.
5.
I did my trade at Olifantsfontein after my apprenticeship at Mittal. My current responsibility is the four Kilns in the Direct Reduction plant which I find challenging yet exiting.
6.
Yes from college and my previous work place.
Question 20 of 26
Why should we hire you?
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Because I have love my job & can work under pressure & deliver on time.
2.
Am young vibrant hard worker with good qualifications.
3.
To allow me to contribute to the success of this company and perform the tasks that need to be accomplished.
4.
Because I have ability to perform the task and my skills fulfil yours.
5.
I'm a hard working self motivated highly skilled worker. I have a lot of experience, I can work to a high standard by my self or in a team. I'm always safty concous and enjoy the feeling of looking back on a hard days work and feeling fulfilled from doing a job to a high standard.
6.
Beacause I am good at welding.
7.
I'm awell certified artisan/certified in both welding and boiler making/vast fabrication experience with traced record/I have experience in the industry/mining industry/motor industry/maintenance of all industry products and fabrication/I've been involved and trained in all involved industries in boiler making..
8.
Because im fit, able, smart, motivated and capable.... I am fast to learn im a social person and good communication skill.
9.
I have exprience and I will bring great impact and great benefit to the company.
10.
I have exprience and I will bring great impact and great benefit to the company.
Question 21 of 26
Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.
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By stopping unsafe work and suggesting a safe manner to complete the task.
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By helping out younger guys with Easyer steps to work to elimating wasted time and rework.
3.
Good planning led me to a good delivery where the project manager and his team were satified with my perf9rmance /I produced and met the targets before time with no one injured.
4.
Its good to understand the people im working with I have to be more motivated so that I can motivate other and keep them in their good spirit.
5.
During our December shutdown, I realized that everybody was running around without actual progress due to the hectic time-line. I sat everybody down and we decided on roles and responsibilities in order to have everyone only concentrate on his role. This put pride back to the task and prevented double work. We actually completed the shut ahead of time.
6.
When I did my trade test.
Question 22 of 26
What is a Gate Valve?
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A vale used to isolate any material flowing through a pipe it has a sliding plate to close off any flow.
Question 23 of 26
What is a Check Valve?
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Its a non return valve material can only pass thorough one way.
Question 24 of 26
What is a Butterfly Valve?
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It's a type of valve to regulate flow in pipe work.
Question 25 of 26
How well do you read blueprints?
Question 26 of 26
What type of leadership do you respond best to?
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I work best to leaders that trust you and don't try to micro manage you.

About Boilermaker

April 23rd, 2017

Boilermakers specialize in assembling, installing, and maintaining large containers or vessels such as boilers, closed vats that contain various liquids and gasses. As part of their job, boilermakers read blueprints to ascertain the right positions, layout and assemble prefabricated parts of the different containers or boilers and inspect them for leaks. After the process is completed, they clean the boilers. Repairing or replacing broken joints, pipes and valves are also a boilermaker's responsibilities.
Boilermakers work in diverse industries and factories. This is an entry level job. A high school diploma or equivalent is sufficient to become a boiler maker. However, most employers will only hire you if you have some hands-on experience in the field. You can get this experience by working as an apprentice under an experienced professional.
At your boilermaker interview, the interviewer will want to know about the kind of experience you've had and in which particular industry. Be prepared to explain what your responsibilities were and why you think you are the best person for the job. Reading through boilermaker mock interview questions will hold you in good stead as it will help you be better prepared for whatever questions come your way.

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