WHAT HE DOES:
Plumbers install pipes for water, gas, sewage and drainage systems. They also install sanitary facilities such as lavatories, toilets, tubs, bathroom fixtures, showers, kitchen fixtures, drinking fountains and laundry equipment. Plumbers are often called upon to clear pipe lines and drains and make repairs on faucets, valves and leaky pipes.
Pipefitters are craftsmen who assemble and weld or fuse pipe, install and maintain pipes to carry water, steam, compressed air, gases and fluids needed for processing, manufacturing, heating or cooling.
The Plumbers and Pipefitters use both hand and power tools in their work of cutting, bending, and threading pipes and creating welded and soldered joints. They must also run tests on their installations to assure that the system is functioning properly and meets the building code.
- Age – minimum 18 years
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Physically able to perform the work of the trade
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE:
- High school transcript
- Diploma or equivalency certificate
- Reside within the territorial jurisdiction of the Local
- Birth certificate, Valid driver=s license
- Pass a standardized test as selected by the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Pass a physical examination
- Participate in a personal interview
TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:
- Length of Indentureship – 5 years
- Minimum hours of related classroom instruction – 216 hours each year
- Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
- General Math
- General Science
- Mechanical Drawing
More Apprenticeship Info
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Introduction To The World Of Construction - By And Through Apprenticeship And Training
- Apprentices Receive Regular Wage Increases
- How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Terms Of Apprenticeship
- What Is A Construction Apprentice?