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SEATTLE AREA PLUMBERS, HOUSING PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, REFRIGERATION AND MARINE PIPEFITTERS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 32

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 22, 1939. Geographical area covered are all of King, Clallam, Jefferson, Chelan, Okanogan Counties and the western one-half of Douglas County and the western one-half of Ferry County.

 

CHARITABLE PROJECTS

We have a twenty-foot trailer and 2006 Dodge sprinter van that is set-up for charity projects. We work with habitat for humanity and many other charitable projects though out our comminutes. We have a retire plumber who is our charity coordinator. Apprentices and Journeymen of Local 32 volunteer there time. We have Organized Labor and Contractors giving back to our comminutes in the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry.

 

Apprenticeships

We sponsor apprenticeship in Commercial and Housing Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting/Welding, HVAC/Refrigeration, Firestop/Containment worker. We currently have 390 apprentices taking part in the apprenticeship program. This program requires 6,000 hours of on the job training for Housing Plumber and 8,000 hours for Firestop/containment worker and 10,000 hours for Commercial Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitting/Welding and HVAC/Refrigeration. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma and transcripts or equivalent. Asset or Compass testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug Testing are required.

 

For more in-depth information go to:

www.seattlepipetrades.org

 

Who to Contact

Grant E. Holmes, Training Coordinator            Dale W. Wentworth, Refer Coordinator

Seattle Area Pipe Trades                                Seattle Area Pipe Trades

595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100                  595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100       

Renton, WA. 98055                                        Renton, WA. 98055

(425) 271-5900 Ext 124                                  (425) 271-5900  Ext 125

(425) 271-4985 (Fax)                                      (425) 271-4985 (Fax)

ed@seattlepipetrades.org                              dale@seattlepipetrades.org

 

 

 

WEST SOUND PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on January 31, 1964. Geographical areas covered are Kitsap and Mason Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the West Sound Pipe Trades have 28 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The West Sound Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Larry Durdahl, Training Coordinator

West Sound Pipe Trades JATC

7725 NW Elderado Blvd

Bremerton, WA 98312

(360) 377-1118

larry@ua26.org

 

 

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on November 1, 1940. Geographical areas covered are Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the Southwest Washington Pipe Trades have 94 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Southwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Elmer Arter, Training Coordinator

SW Washington Pipe Trades JATC

8501 Zenith Court NE

Lacey, WA 98516

(360) 486-9400

elmer@ua26.org

 

 

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on March 21, 1947. Geographical areas covered are Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the Northwest Washington Pipe Trades have 91 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Northwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Gary Peterson, Training Coordinator

NW Washington Pipe Trades JATC

780 Chrysler Drive

Burlington, WA 98233

(360) 486-9442

gary@ua26.org

 

INLAND EMPIRE PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 44

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 4, 1940.  Geographical area covered are Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane Stevens, and Whitman Counties in the State of Washington. Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Nez Perce and Shoshone Counties in the State of

Idaho.

 

CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Apprentice’s donated work-installing drinking fountains on the Stone Park Project and remodeling bathrooms for the Martin Luther King Center in Spokane WA.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and Refrigeration Fitters are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  They also alter, remodel and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators, and other heating units.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently has 38 members taking part in the Apprenticeship Program.  This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Asset Testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug testing.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Apprenticeship Training

Program Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to journeymen relating to continuing education for the UPC Code and new technologies in the industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Patrick J. Perez, Training Director                          

Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting JATC       

3915 E. Main                                                          

Spokane WA.  99202                                              

(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4                                            

(509) 534-3514                                                      

patp@mtmspokane.com                                       

 

Scott B. Smith, Business Manager

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44

3915 E. Main

Spokane WA. 99202

(509) 624-5101

(509) 534-3514

ua44@qwest.net

 

Karen Anderson

Office Manager Inland Empire JATC

3915 E. Main

Spokane WA  99202

(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4

(509) 534-3514

karenjatc@qwest.net

 

 

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS & STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 290

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 is the largest pipetrades organization west of the Mississippi, serving nearly 4,500 skilled craftsmen.  Local 290’s jurisdiction spans Oregon, Southwestern Washington and Northwester California.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Members of U.A. 290 complete numerous charitable projects every year for community organizations.

 

DESCRIPTION

U.A. Local 290’s plumbers are responsible for the installation of potable water systems, drain, waste, and vents, backflow devices and medical gas systems as well as residential fire sprinkler systems.  Union fitters work predominately in Oregon’s once thriving shipyard industry, as well as in specialty fabrication shops.

 

With 4,000 plumbers and steamfitters, Local 290 can handle any piping installation imaginable, from nuclear plants to the high tech industry.  Heating, cooling and system controls are all part of the steamfitting trade.  Heavy emphasis is placed on welding of components for extremely strong and dependable pipe systems.  Only U.A. 290 fitters have the skills necessary to keep Oregon’s high tech industry a viable worldwide contender.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Apprentices are required to attend 216 hours of classroom training annually, along with a full 40 hour per week work schedule.  U.A. apprentices serve in a five year program.  The variety offered by union apprenticeship develops journeymen with a wide ranging experience and skills, making them the most valuable, best trained plumbers and steamfitters in the world.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Journeyman upgrading classes include Soldering/Brazing, First Aid, Seismic Restraints, Confined Spaces, UPC Code Review and Tube Bending.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Al Shropshire, Business Manager                         

U.A. Local 290                                                         

20210 SW Teton Ave

Tualatin, OR  97062

503-691-5700

503-691-0626 Fax

Clara Shropshire, Apprenticeship Coordinator

U.A. Local 290

20210 SW Teton Ave

Tualatin, OR  97062

503-691-1997

503-691-0908 Fax

 

Frank Wall, Executive Director

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association

8600 SW Saint Helens Dr., Suite 200

Wilsonville, OR  97070

503-682-7917

503-682-6241 Fax


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