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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.

Length60 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical after 3 months; pension after 2 years
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent
Physical requirementsMust be able to physically perform the work of the trade
Additional requirementsVerification of age
MUST pass a drug test
Written or oral entry examsWritten test
Subjects studied by ApprenticesMath
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.