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Plumber and Pipefitter Apprenticeship Program

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. 

$42,870

Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

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.

Program Sponsor

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Mexico Chapter
2821 Broadway Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Greta Schouman
(505) 830-4222
gschouman@abcnm.org

Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
4300 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Willby Evans
(505) 358-0995
willby@nmsafetyalliance.org

Southwest Piping Institute
411 Arizona SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Ray Trujillo
(505) 256-9257
ray@jatc412.com

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email.

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