Certificate of Qualification 307A
“The one thing about steamfitting is that my job is different all the time”
Steamfitters work on heating or cooling pipe systems or process systems. They also work on industrial systems that convey gases, employ pneumatic tubing, involve air handling, and form the infrastructure of oil refineries and nuclear power plants. This work includes assembly, installation, maintenance, and repair.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy
Ability to read & interpret blueprints
9000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Measure, cut, thread, bend and install metal, plastic and fiberglass pipes, valves and fittings
Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipes & pipe fittings
Weld, cement, solder and join pipes and related equipment
Join pipes using clamps, bolts, cement or soldering, brazing and welding equipment
Read blueprints, drawings and specifications
Check systems for leaks & remove and replace worn components
High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)
Minimum 18 years of age
Required aptitude test
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
Heavy Industrial Construction
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New home building and renovation
Did you know?
Steam is generated by adding heat energy to a boiler. Enough energy must be added to raise the temperature of the water to the boiling point.