The plumbing trade entails a wide scope of work. Besides installing waste and vent systems, domestic water, natural gas, medical gas and heating systems are all part of the work that a plumber might perform. Due to recent public-water related issues it has become very important for plumbers to have back-flow and cross connection training. We can say that many of our plumbers have up to date certification to perform these tasks. Our Plumbers also install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures in commercial, industrial and residential environments.
Step 1: Present high school transcript, must have grade 12 and a valid drivers license.
Step 2: Take mechanical aptitude test provided by UA Local 628
Step 3: If applicants are successful in meeting all qualifications they will begin a 90 day on-the-job probationary period followed by their five-year apprenticeship with the union. This includes three in-school eight-week training sessions and 9,000 hours of on-the-job training. Apprentices will begin at first year pay rate. This is 45 per cent of a Journeyman’s wage.