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PLUMBER
Oregon Apprenticeship Guide

 
Plumber.pngJob Description
Plumbers assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, medical gas systems and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water according to specifications and plumbing codes. They locate and mark the position of pipe, pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors using ruler, spirit level and plumb bob. They cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and a threading machine. Plumbers also bend pipe using a pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over a block and bending it by hand, assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of various metals or glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, and use hand tools and power tools. Plumbers may weld holding fixtures to structures.
 
Working Conditions
The work is done indoors and outdoors, in existing and newly constructed buildings, in all kinds of weather, and around noise, dirt and mud. Plumbers often work in cramped areas and in awkward positions. 
 
 
Apprenticeship Committees 

 

MA# 1033

Union 

North Coast Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-344-6473

Area 1

MA# 1038

Non-Union 

Area I Plumbers JATC

Phone: 503-675-0548
Website: www.areaonejatc.com

Area 1

MA# 1070

Union 

OR SW-WA NW-CA Plumbers JATC

Tualatin:  503-691-1997 
Eugene: 541-726-1131
Redmond: 541-419-5128
Medford: 541-821-1282
Eureka: 541-821-1282
Toll Free: 1-800-452-2912
Website:www.ua290.org

Statewide

MA# 2015 

Non-Union 

Area II Plumbers JATC

Phone: 503-991-5203

Area 2

MA# 3015

Non-Union 

Area III Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-636-3592

Area 3, 4

MA# 4015 

Non-Union

Area IV (Coos Bay) Independent TAC

Phone: 541-344-6473

Area 4

MA# 5012 

Non-Union

Area V (Rogue Valley) Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-344-6473

Area 5

MA# 5025

Non-Union 

Klamath Basin Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-880-2249
Website: www.klamathcc.edu

Area 5

MA# 6008

Union 

Ontario TATC

Phone: 208-452-4970

Area 6

MA# 6011

Union

Blue Mountain TATC

Phone: 541-278-5854

Area 6, 7

MA# 6021 

Union

NE Oregon Plumbers and Steamfitters TATC

Phone: 509-547-6480

Area 6, 7

MA# 7005 

Non-Union 

Area VII Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-390-3401  

Area 7

MA# 7010 

Non-Union

Burns-Hines TATC

Phone: 541-255-5240

Area 7

 
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