Here at UA Local Union 123 Plumbers, Pipefitters, & HVAC-R Techs. Apprentices can choose a specific path to follow, to be trained as a UA Journeyman Plumber, Pipefitter, or HVAC-R Technician. Watch the video below for more information on the Pipefitting Trade.
The steamfitter-pipefitter is a tradesperson with the knowledge and ability to layout, fabricate, assemble, install, maintain, and repair piping systems that transport all types of fluids, slurries, and gas in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. They are the only trade to specialize in planning, design, and installation of low- and high-pressure steam systems. Their work is diverse and in fields such as oil refineries, paper mills, nuclear power plants, manufacturing plants, and the automotive industry. The systems that the pipefitter may work on are some of the highest pressure and temperature applications and require a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to complete this work safely.