The steamfitting trade largely includes laying out, fabricating and installing piping systems. This job also includes maintenance and repair work to existing systems. Their work primarily deals with high pressure and high temperature steam and hot water. The trade also deals with natural gas, medical gas and process piping systems. Our steamfitters are responsible for some of the most complex heating and process systems in the province. Their work is most often in industrial settings although many of our steamfitters spend their career in the residential and commercial sectors.
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.