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Pipefitters Apprenticeship

      

Pipefitters: What We Do.

The Pipefitting Trade includes the Fabrication, Installation and Maintenance of all types of piping and related systems. This includes installing Hot Water and Steam Heating Systems, Oil Burners, High and Low Pressure Boilers, Commercial & Industrial Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Temperature Control Systems, Building Commissioning, Equipment Preperation for Operation, Power Piping, Welding, Industrial Process Piping, Pneumatic Piping, Hydraulic Piping, Industrial Instrumentation, Valve Repair and Backflow Prevention to name a few.

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Apprenticeship Program

The Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program consists of five years of class room and lab training. Apprentices have opportunities to advance in all aspects of the Pipefitting industry. Our training provides the framework for Construction and HVAC Service Apprentices to develop into highly skilled Journeyman. Apprentices will have the opportunity to work when not in class. Class sessions begin in September of each year. Scheduled holiday breaks are included through out the program.

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Wages and Benefits

1st year: 55 percent Journeyman scale. 2nd year: 60 percent Journeyman scale. 3rd year: 65 percent Journeyman scale. 4th year: 70 percent Journeyman scale. 5th year: 75 percent Journeyman scale. Contact the Business Office for more information regarding wages and benefits.

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Basic Qualifications

The applicant must be 18 years of age prior to date of applying. Applicant must be a High School Graduate or have passed a High School Equivalent Test (GED).
DRUG TESTING: each conditionally selected Applicant will be required to take a urinalysis test, if applicant refuses to take such a test, applicant will not be considered. The urinalysis test will be paid for by the Apprenticeship Fund.

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Non Discrimination

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The Pipe Fitters Local 533 Educational Training Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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How and Where to Apply

Applications for the Pipefitter Apprentice Program can be picked up at the Training Center on the first Monday of each month from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If the first Monday is a holiday, applications can be picked up the following Monday during the same hours. Applications may only be picked up on that Monday, but may be returned any Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM (excluding holidays). If you are interested in applying for the Pipefitter Apprenticeship, you can call (816) 761-8800 and ask for the information line. Additional information about program requirements are provided through the information line.

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Training

Following are some areas of study provided during Apprenticeship. Advanced Electricity, Advanced Refrigeration, Backflow Prevention and Certification, Basic Systems, Code Study, Digital Controls, Drafting, Electricity, Fiber Optics and Industrial Controls, Hydronic and Steam Heating Systems, Instrumentation, Job Safety and Health, Low Temperature Refrigeration, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Pneumatics, Refrigeration, Rigging, Science, Shop, Start, Test and Balance, Welding.

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