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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide
Job Description
Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists in fire protection. They install fire protection systems designed for commercial buildings.
Working Conditions
This job requires a person with the ability to carry heavy pieces of pipe of various lengths, to climb and work at various heights and to have the manual dexterity to handle the tools of the trade. It is hard, dirty work that requires dedicated, intelligent and reliable people who must often travel to different job sites over several counties in the performance of their trade.
Beginning apprentices start at approximately 50 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved.
Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship lasts four to five years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours per year of related training and a total of 8,000 hours on-the-job training.
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent.
Local apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
Apprenticeship Committees 
MA# 1077 
OR & SW-WA Sprinkler Fitters JATC
503-598-0522 or 1-800-284-5434
MA# 6011
Blue Mountain TATC
Area 6, 7
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