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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide

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
OR SW-WA NW-CA Metal Trades Pipefitters JATCR SW-WA NW-CA Metal Trades Pipefitters JATC
Phone: 503-691-1997 or 800-452-2912
Website: www.ua290.org
MA# 2022
Non-Union Union 
Mid-Valley Steamfitters/Pipefitters JATC

Phone: 503-557-1203
​Area 2


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