Who Can Be a Plumber or Pipefitter?
Must be 18 years of age or older, have a High School Diploma/GED, and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job (cut, thread or hammer pipes to specifications using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders or pipe benders; lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports or related equipment according to blueprints; assemble or secure pipes, tubes, fittings or related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering or threading joints; measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading; inspect, examine or test installed systems or pipe lines using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation or other methods. Abilities include but are not limited to arm-hand steadiness, control precision, manual dexterity, near vision and multilimb coordination.)
*Individual program requirements may vary, such as: Pass a placement exam, possess a valid Driver's License and social security card, have reliable transportation,letters of reference, drug screening, pass a physical etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.