A boilermaker can refer to two types of beer cocktail. In American terminology, the drink consists of a glass of beer and a shot of whiskey. The beer is either served as a chaser or mixed with the whiskey. When the beer is served as a chaser, the drink is often called simply a shot and a beer.
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers was chartered on September, 1 1883. Ten years later, when Pittsburgh was still known as the "Smoky City", Boilermakers Local 154 was officially chartered on November 17, 1894.
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A boilermaker is a trained tradesperson who produces steel fabrications from plates and tubes.. The name originated from the old days when boilermakers would heat up the steel and then boil the water they put the steel in, but they may work on projects as diverse as bridges to blast furnaces to the construction of mining equipment.
Boilermakers then join the parts by bolting, welding, and riveting them together. Boilermakers may help erect and repair air pollution abatement equipment, blast furnaces, water treatment plants, storage and process tanks, and smokestacks. Boilermakers also install refractory brick and other heat-resistant materials in fireboxes or pressure ...
Mechanical skills: Boilermakers must use and maintain many types of equipment, such as welding machines and hoists. Unafraid of heights or confined spaces: Boilermakers often work inside a vat or boiler, and must be able to handle working in tanks at any height, such as water storage tanks that may be several stories above the ground.