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Pipefitter (Plant Maintenance)

Starting Wage

$19.00 / hour

Avg. Wage Upon Completion

$30.00 / hour

On The Job Training

8,000 hours

see Training Summary below

Related Courses Required

8 courses or 576 hours

see Classes Offered below

Key Skills

  • Strong math skills, English to metric unit conversion, fraction to decimal conversion, and basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Comfortable with computers
  • Multi tasking is essential
  • Not afraid of electricity
  • Strong communication verbal and written
  • Ability to work with your hands (mechanical aptitude)
  • May have to work on top of or below machines
  • Maintenance or machine repair focus significant electrical requirement
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, computer diagnostics and electromechanical aptitude, team environment
  • Knowledge of tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, vice grips, and other hand tools
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and/or tape measure, using micrometers, or using other measuring tools is a bonus

Dual Enrollment Courses

These classes can be taken through MCC by FLYAP participants

  • TAM 101
    Machine Theory
  • TAM 105
    Machine Project Laboratory
  • TAM 121
    Mathematics for Machinist I
  • TAM 131
    Machine Shop Print Reading I
  • TAM 141
    Machine Shop Laboratory
  • HVA 101
    Basic Refrigeration Theory
  • HVA 103
    Heating Systems
  • HVA 105
    Electric and Motor Controls

Apprenticeship Training Summary

  • 700 hours
    Layout of work place and material selections
  • 3,300 hours
    Layout, measuring, threading, cutting, bending and installing pipe
  • 1,500 hours
    Layout, measuring and installing drains and ventilation fixtures
  • 1,500 hours
    Installation of steam and high pressure pipe for gas and steam
  • 1,000 hours
    Installation of sprinkler systems
  • 1,000 hours
    Maintenance and PM of all systems

  • 9,000 hours

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As a youth apprentice, you will receive education and skills through job shadowing in 11th grade and a paid co-op in 12th grade. What’s more, upon completion, you will have the highly sought-after skills and experience that could make your career possibilities limitless.

In this program, you will have an opportunity to interview with several companies in multiple trades. And when you graduate, you will already have an understanding of these companies and what they offer.

We are here to be part of your decision discussion. Let’s build your future together.

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