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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Plumber

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


North Coast Plumbers JATC

Phone: 503-861-9487

View September 17, 2019 Opening Notice

(open until further notice)

Area 1

MA# 1038


Area I Plumbers JATC

Phone: 503-675-0548
Email: apprenticeship@areaonejatc.com
Website: www.areaonejatc.com

Area 1

MA# 1071


​OR SW-WA NW-CA Plumbers and Steamfitters 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

​OR: Statewide


MA# 2015 


Area II Plumbers JATC

Phone: 503-991-5203
Email: officeadmin@area2app.com  
Website: www.area2app.com

Area 1, 2 & 6

MA# 3015


Area III Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-636-3592
Email: jdapprentice@yahoo.com


Area 3 & 4

MA# 4015 


Area IV (Coos Bay) Independent TAC

Phone: 541-344-6473
Email: midoregon@aol.com

(open until further notice)

Area 3 & 4

MA# 5012 


Area V (Rogue Valley) Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-344-6473
Email: midoregon@aol.com
Website: www.roguecc.edu

View July 25, 2019 Opening Notice

(open until further notice)

Area 5

MA# 5025


Klamath Basin Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-880-2234
Website: www.klamathcc.edu

Area 5

MA# 6008


Ontario TATC

Phone: 208-452-4970

View July 1, 2019 Opening Notice

(open until further notice)

Area 6

MA# 6011


Blue Mountain TATC

Phone: 541-278-5854
Email: jhills@bluecc.edu
Website: www.bluecc.edu/

Area 6 & 7

MA# 6021 


Eastern WA-NE Oregon Pipe Trades JATC

Phone: 509-547-6480

Area 6 & 7

MA# 7005 


Area VII Plumbers JATC

Phone: 541-344-6473
Email: midoregon@aol.com

View November 1, 2019 Opening Notice

(open unti further notice)

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