Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Pipefitter
 
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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. 

Minimum Qualifications
These programs are only open to employees of training agents registered with the local apprenticeship committee.
 
Apprenticeship Committees  
 
 
MA# 2009
Union
Mid-Willamette Industrial JATC
Phone: 541-917-4636
Area 1 & 2
MA# 4007
Union
Douglas/Coos/Curry Industrial JATC

Phone:
541-440-4675
​Area 4
MA# 7016 
Union
Klamath Basin Industrial TATC
Phone: 541-882-3521 x235  
​Area 7
 
 
 
 
 
Portland State Office Building: 800 NE Oregon St., 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