RFMCO Boilermakers Support Fresno City College Weld Camp


R.F. MacDonald Co. spends the day at Fresno City College’s Ram Weld Camp to encourage high school welding students to join the boilermaker trade

Fresno City College alumni and RFMCO employees Antonio F., Brad S. and Desi P. joined the event to share their stories, give insights on field work and complete pipe welding and seal welding demonstrations.

Fresno City College ScholarshipsTo show our dedication to the boilermaker trade, RFMCO offers the Emmett H. Ashley scholarship. The scholarship covers nearly all the tuition for a basic welding certificate.

The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald scholarship was created in 2014 in honor of Emmett H. Ashley who started with RFMCO in 1984. He served as the company’s first boilermaker/pressure vessel repair welder and was instrumental in developing a quality control program. Emmett was a leader and mentor to many college welding graduates.

RFMCO offers boilermaker apprenticeships for individuals with a welding certificate. Any basic welding certificate approved by the American Welding Society is sufficient to be considered for employment. The apprenticeship program includes a 5-tier development program and a senior technician who is responsible for their progress.

A boilermaker at RFMCO will typically perform weld repairs on boilers and boiler systems as well as gain a complete knowledge of boilers so that he or she can troubleshoot and fix boiler problems to reduce boiler downtime. For an in-depth review of boilermaker duties, visit rfmacdonald.com/employment.