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Career opportunities in Union Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Programs

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

          (513) 671-5282




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