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    Going to the Boilermakers at the end of the year but Just got a job offer as an ironworker, which one should I choose?

  • #2
    Originally posted by jim jones View Post
    Going to the Boilermakers at the end of the year but Just got a job offer as an ironworker, which one should I choose?
    there have been a zillion threads on this question...

    if you do a search you will get a great variety of opinion...
    Last edited by H80N; 10-07-2014, 02:55 PM.
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    • #3
      I actually only found one thread and it wasn't very specific

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jim jones View Post
        I actually only found one thread and it wasn't very specific
        Search for:

        Boilermaker occurred 93 times

        Pipefitter occurred 82 times

        Both 6 times...

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        *******************************************
        The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

        “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

        My Blue Stuff:
        Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
        Dynasty 200DX
        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
        Millermatic 200

        TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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        • #5
          Your starting apprenticeships as a boiler maker of an Ironworker?
          Do you have any welding tickets now?
          Is school for these apprenticeships being paid for? Are these Union jobs?
          I'm an Ironworker welder myself. The boiler makers have some structural steel to be welder as well but not near as much structural work as the ironworkers.
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          • #6
            If it doesn't matter to you, I would choose the trade that will offer the most work in your area. If weather conditions are important one maybe better then the other.
            Avoid them both and find a women with money !

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            • #7
              Ironworkers job offer sounds good working 7'12 but I want to do pipe its like a catch 22, go to work right now or wait until I get picked up by the boilermakers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by snoeproe View Post
                Your starting apprenticeships as a boiler maker of an Ironworker?
                Do you have any welding tickets now?
                Is school for these apprenticeships being paid for? Are these Union jobs?
                I'm an Ironworker welder myself. The boiler makers have some structural steel to be welder as well but not near as much structural work as the ironworkers.
                Im starting an apprenticeship with boilermakers union at the end of the year and I got offer to get sponsor by a contractor as an ironworker for the union

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