BOILERMAKERS LOCAL LODGE #11 

International Brotherhood of
Boilermakers    ◊    Iron Ship Workers    ◊    Blacksmiths    ◊    Forgers & Helpers

 

REMEMBER - After being released from a job in our jurisdiction, call the hall to be released from the BDS. 

PLACES TO STAY FOR COLSTRIP JOB. THERE WILL BE A BUS DRIVING BACK AND FORTH FROM FORSYTH, MT AND MILES CITY, MT.

 

Motels – Colstrip, Montana

 

Super 8 – (406) 748-3400 - $82.26 per night – 10% AAA discount - Wi-Fi available

 

Fort Union Inn – (406) 748-2553 or (406) 740-2928 - $269.64 per week

 

Bed and Breakfast – (406) 748-3653 - $107.00 to  $159.00 per night

 

Metro Property (for campers and man camps) – (406) 748-3016 – work camps $200 per week (must use credit card)/RV lots $200 per week with sewer and electric

 

 

Motels – Forsyth, Montana (roughly 33 miles away from Colstrip)

 

Pats Motel – (406) 346-2352 - $140.00 per week single/ $160 per week double

 

Best Western Sundowner Inn – (406) 356-2115 - $92.00 + tax per night single/$100 + tax per night double – no weekly rates

 

Montana Inn – (406) 346-7947 - $192.60 per week single/$267.50 per week double – Wi-Fi available

 

Rails Inn – (406) 346-2242 - $419.09 per week single/$493.01 per week double – Wi-Fi available

 

Restwell Inn – (406) 346-2771 - $267.50 per week single/$321.00 per week double – Wi-Fi available

 

Westwind Motor Inn – (406) 346-2038 - $333.34 per week single/$424.74 per week double

 

Howdy Hotel – (406) 346-2241 - $135.00 per week single/$240.00 per week double – Wi-Fi available

 

Wagon Wheel Campground – (406) 356-7982

 

 

Motels – Hardin, Montana (roughly 80 miles away from Colstrip)

 

Western Motel – (406) 665-2296 - $69.00 per night

 

Rodeway Inn – (406) 665-1870

 

Super 8 – (406) 665-1700 - $85.47 per night single/$90.82 per night double

 

Lariat Motel – (406) 665-2683 - $52.43 per night

 

Hotel Becker Bed and Breakfast – (406) 665-2707

KOA Camp Ground – (406) 665-1635

 

Grandview Camp Ground - (406) 665-2489

 

 

Motels – Ashland, Montana (roughly 43 miles away from Colstrip)

 

Western 8 Motel – (406) 784-2400

 

 

Motels – Miles City, Montana (roughly 80 miles away from Colstrip)

 

Big Sky Campground – (406) 234-1511

 

KOA – (406) 232-3991

 

Holiday Inn Express – (855) 443-2241

 

Comfort Inn – (866) 611-6301

 

Best Western War Bonnet Inn – (406) 234-4560

 

Econo Lodge – (406) 232-8880

 

Sleep Inn – (406) 232-3000

 

Historic Olive Hotel – (406) 234-2450

 

Guest House International – (406) 232-3661

 

Star Motel – (406) 234-9773

 

Motel 6 – (406) 232-7040

 

Red Rock Motel – (406) 234-5382

 

Super 8 – (406) 234-5261

 

Yellowstone Bluffs Bed and Breakfast – (406) 234-8012

 

Horton House Bed and Breakfast – (406) 234-4422

 

Elks Lodge – (406) 234-3234

 


 

WHAT IS A BOILERMAKER?


Anyone who works in the boiler construction or repair trade.

 

A member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

 

NATURE OF WORK

Boilermakers and boilermaker mechanics make, install, and repair boilers, vats, and other large vessels that hold liquids and gases.  Boilers supply steam to drive huge turbines in electric power plants and to provide heat and power inbuildings, factories, and ships.  Tanks and vats are used to process and store chemicals, oil, beer, and hundreds of other products. Boilermaker mechanics maintain and repair boilers and similar vessels.  They inspect tubes, fittings, valves, controls, and auxiliary machinery and clean or supervise the cleaning of boilers using scrapers, wire brushes, and cleaning solvents.  They repair or replace defective parts, using hand and power tools, gas torches, and welding equipment, and may operate metalworking machinery to repair or make parts.  They also dismantle leaky boilers, patch weak spots with metal stock, replace defective sections, and strengthen joints.  Boilermakers regularly maintain and update components, such as burners and boiler tubes, to increase efficiency.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Boilermakers often use potentially dangerous equipment, such as acetylenetorches and power grinders, handle heavy parts, and work on ladders or on top of large vessels. The work is physically demanding and may be done in cramped quarters inside boilers, vats, or tanks that are often damp and poorly ventilated.  In some instances, work may be done at high elevations for an extended period.  To reduce the chance of injuries, boilermakers may wear hardhats, harnesses, protective clothing, safety glasses, shoes, and respirators.  Boilermakers may experience extended periods of overtime when equipment is shut down for maintenance.  Overtime work may also be necessary to meet construction or production deadlines.  At other times there may be periods of unemployment between jobs.

 

TRAINING, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, AND ADVANCEMENT

Apprenticeship programs usually consist of 4 years of on-the-job-training, supplemented by a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction each year in subjects such as set-up and assembly rigging, welding of all types, blueprint reading, and layout.  Those with welding training or a welding certification will have priority in applying for apprenticeship programs.  Experienced boilermakers often attend apprenticeship classes or seminars to learn about new equipment, procedures, and technology.  When an apprenticeship becomes available, the local union publicizes the opportunity by notifying local vocational schools andhigh school vocational programs.