Union Plumber/ Pipefitters are highly skilled technicians engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems for such varied applications as computer chip manufacturing clean rooms, oil refineries, natural gas pipelines, high rise office buildings, and hospital operating rooms. Plumber/Pipefitters work on commercial, industrial and residential job sites.
|Starting wage||Apprentice $16.71 hour/Journeyman $41.77|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical after 3 months; pension after 2 years|
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduate, GED or equivalent|
|Physical requirements||Must be able to physically perform the work of the trade|
|Additional requirements||Verification of age|
MUST pass a drug test
|Written or oral entry exams||Written test|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Math|
Rigging & Welding Classes
Plumbing Code & Medical Gas
Contact: Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry of Sacramento & Yolo District J.A.C. 8750 Younger Creek Drive Sacramento, CA 95828 Randy Boatman, Coordinator.
Applications: Contact us for more information.
How do new apprentices get their first job? The applicant must seek his/her own employment from participating employers, after meeting the qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program
Additional information: United Association of the Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry.Other allied trades with apprenticeship programs See Refrigeration Mechanic.