Steamfitter (Refrigeration/Service) Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Steamfitter Do?

Steamfitters (Refrigeration/Service) install, start-up, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, diagnose and service heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, equipment and controls in piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals, compressed air, liquid gasses or fuel used in energy production, heating, cooling, food processing, manufacturing, lubricating and other process piping systems.

They install, service, and start-up components of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems including basic knowledge as follows:

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What Are the Working Conditions?

The work is performed at various jobsites, including new construction, hospitals, industrial, chemical, power and waste water treatment plants, and most other commercial or institutional buildings, as well as residential sites. Work is accomplished in buildings, trenches, on roofs or inside tunnels or confined spaces. Work usually requires exposure to weather conditions, extreme temperatures, and loud noise. Steamfitters (Refridgeration/Service) work both indoors and outdoors at physically demanding tasks that often require climbing and heavy lifting (over 50 lbs.), strenuous physical stamina with walking, standing and working in cramped or high areas using appropriate Personal Protection Equipment. Steamfitters operate various hand and power tools, heavy equipment, welding machines, cutting torches and other industry related equipment.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
Appleton Area Steamfitting JAC Suite D
3315 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Lisa Perkofski
Green Bay Area Steamfitting JAC Suite D
3315 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Burt Harding
Tri-City Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Ben Stahlecker
Wausau Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Ben Stahlecker

Northwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
Eau Claire Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Travis Ludvigson
Tri-City Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Ben Stahlecker
Wausau Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Ben Stahlecker

Southeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
East Central Steamfitting JAC Suite D
3315 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Sandy Destree
Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Steamfitting JAC P.O. Box 591
Sturtevant, WI 53177-0591
Phone: (262) 884-8104
Fax: (262) 884-8104
Sandy Martin
Madison Area Steamfitting JAC 3300 S 103rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 543-0601
Fax: (414) 543-7721
Mary Harrington
SE WI Area Steamfitting JAC 3300 S 103rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 543-0601
Fax: (414) 543-7721

Southwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
La Crosse Area Steamfitting JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Kathy O'Sullivan
Madison Area Steamfitting JAC 3300 S 103rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 543-0601
Fax: (414) 543-7721
Mary Harrington

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Steamfitter trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook

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