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PLUMBER & PIPEFITTER

 

What does a Plumber & Pipefitter do?

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters are involved in all aspects of the Plumbing and Heating & Cooling industry. Our duties include but are not limited to the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures and appliances. Heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, medical gas & process piping, HVACR, Pipe Welding and all related piping systems.

 

Working conditions

 

Apprentices and journeypersons who work in the construction industry are exposed to all the elements of the weather.

 

What are the Programs specifics?

 

Apprentices are on a rotating class schedule. They attend class for a week at a time 7:45 AM to 3:30 Monday through Friday. They then work in the field for seven weeks and return to school the following week. There is no cost for training other than books. Apprentice pays are based on a percentage of journeyperson wages; first year rate is 45%, second year rate is 55%, third year rate is 65% four year rate is 75% and fifth year rate is 80%. In order to qualify for a raise on their anniversary date, apprentices must have a minimum of 1700 of on-the-job training for that year, must have passed all classes with a C or better average, must not owe any school time and must have all time sheets and evaluations in for that time period. Full medical benefits are extended to an apprentice after a probationary period. Local 777 members have 2 pension plans and an annuity plan. Apprentices will receive an annuity when they reach journeyperson status.

 

What do I need to apply?

 

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years olds at the time of acceptance

Applicants must have either a high school, GED or High School Equivalency Diploma

Applicants must have a valid drivers license

 

Where do I apply?

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777 JATC               Website Links:

450 Murdock Avenue Meriden, CT 06450           JATC                      www.local777.com

Phone 203-686-0700                                          International Union            www.ua.org

Fax 203-686-0711                                               Management Assoc.     www.mcaa.org

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