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The Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association has been selected by the Reno Awards Program for the 2013 award in Employment Training Services classification.
What do Plumbers and Pipefitters do?
Plumbers and pipefitters install, service and repair a variety of residential and commercial projects, from houses to casinos. Plumbers work involves installation, removal, maintenance, extension and alteration of plumbing systems, including all sanitary drainage, storm drainage facilities, special wastes, vent systems, water systems, gas piping and heating and cooling systems. Pipefitters and steamfitters install piping to convey substances such as air, gas or liquids on new or existing projects in all types of types of industrial plants, commercial buildings, hospitals, etc. Plumbers and pipefitters use a variety of materials, including carbon steel, copper, cast iron, plastics, fiberglass, stainless steel and other special alloys and types. Pipefitters are often certified in welding.
There are two programs, each taking a different time frame to complete: HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning), four years; and building trades plumber/pipefitter, five years. There are different pay ranges for each field. The base apprentice wage begins in the $13-15/hour range and the journey level worker scale is in the $24-$30/hour range. Additional benefits like medical, dental and vision insurance, a retirement plan and pension annuity increase the total wage value. Applications are taken year ‘round at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training office at 1150 Greg St. in Sparks.
For more information contact:
1150 Greg St., Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-359-2229 Fax: 775-359-3485
Web: www.ua.org & http://www.ualocal350.org
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