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PIPEFITTER
Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Pipefitter

 
Job Description
Pipefitters work mainly in the manufacturing industry. They lay out, install and maintain piping systems that provide steam heat, power, water, hydraulic pressure, air pressure and oil. They bend, cut, weld and bracket pipes; repair, pack and adjust valves; test installed equipment for leaks and check that systems meet government specifications. 
 
Working Conditions
The work is done inside manufacturing facilities. Conditions can be noisy, warm or cold to extreme, and welding fumes and dust may be present. The protective gear worn to protect pipefitters is cumbersome and heavy. 
  

 
Apprenticeship Committees 
 
MA# 1043
Union 
OR SW-WA NW-CA Metal Trades Pipefitters JATC

Phone: 503-691-1997 or 800-452-2912
Website: www.ua290.org
Statewide
MA# 2022
Non-Union 
Mid-Valley Steamfitters/Pipefitters JATC

Phone: 503-557-1203
​Area 2
 

 
Portland State Office Building: 800 NE Oregon, Suite 1045 - Portland, OR 97232
Portland: (971) 673-0760 Bend: (541) 322-2435 Medford: (541) 776-6201 Salem: (503) 378-2313
Eugene: (541) 686-7623