Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship

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

What Does an Industrial Pipefitter Do?

Pipefitters lay out, assemble, install, and maintain high and low pressure pipe systems, including: pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, and industrial production, and processing systems.


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What Are the Working Conditions?

Industrial pipefitters work in a factory setting either inside or outside in all weather conditions. They may be required to climb on machinery, lift heavy objects, and work at heights at times on ladders, scaffolding and catwalks in awkward positions, confined spaces, and areas where there may be risks. They use protective equipment to avoid common hazards; such as: safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.

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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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Additional Resources

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

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

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