What is a Pipe Fitter?
A pipe fitter is a skilled craftsperson and certified welder who installs many varieties of piping systems. They layout, fabricate, and assemble pipes from drawings, blueprints, and specifications. They thoroughly test the piping systems for proper operation. Pipe fitters install and service sophisticated equipment, state-of-the-art controls and piping systems for power generation, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing and refrigeration, petroleum refinery, and chemical and petrochemical processing. They complete environmental control systems in schools, hospitals, hotels, motels, airports, malls, high-rise offices, and apartment buildings.
What are the program specifics?
· Length of program – 5 years
· Probationary period – 1 year
· A minimum of 238 hours of classroom
related instruction each year
· Starting pay – 41% journeyman wage
We currently have a partnership with Owens Community
College that will allow apprentices to receive college credits
working toward a two-year associates degree
How do I qualify?
· At least 18 years of age by date of employment
· Possess a high school diploma or GED
· Have a valid Driver’s License
What will be helpful to succeed?
· General math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry
· General science, chemistry and physics
· Drafting, blueprint reading and mechanical drawing
· Welding, metal and machine shop
Where do I apply?
Jerry Back, Training Coordinator
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
Local 392 Training Center
1300 Century Circle North
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
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