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Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

The Work

Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Pipefitters are craftspeople who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. They also alter, remodel and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators and other heating units, some appliances, as well as refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Workers measure; cut and bend pipe, weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.

Working Conditions

Plumbers, Steamfitters and Pipefitters are sometimes required to work in high places or in confined areas. Also, because much of the work is performed outdoors, they are exposed to adverse weather conditions at times. Repair work is often done during an emergency and might be performed in dark, wet and cramped conditions in ditches, under houses and in other difficult situations.

The Apprenticeship

The Plumber, Steamfitter and Pipefitter apprenticeships consist of a 5-year program requiring at least 10,000 hours of on-the-job training, and an additional 144-400 hours of related classroom instruction per year. Satisfactory progress must be maintained in all training classes.

Enrollment Period

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 367 accepts applications for its apprenticeship program throughout the year. Local 375 generally opens enrollment in late fall as needed to maintain enrollment. Call for specific information.

To Apply

Call any of the following offices. You do not need to ask for a specific person. Applicants can be served by simply announcing his or her purpose.

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
360 W. Benson
Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99503
Contact: Apprenticeship Director
(907) 565-5600 (phone)
(907) 565-5645 (fax)

Anchorage Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 367
Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
610 West 54th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99518-1197
(907) 562-2810 (phone)
(907) 562-2587 (fax)

Fairbanks Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 375
Apprenticeship Training Committee
1978 Burgess Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 456-5989 (phone)
(907) 456-5905 (fax)

United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 262
Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
1751 Anka Street
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-2874 (phone)
(907) 463-5116 (fax)

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* The information presented on these pages may not contain every apprenticeship opportunity available in Alaska.  If you currently sponsor an apprenticeship program that meets U.S. Dept. of Labor standards and would like your information posted here please contact the AJCN web coordinator.

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