NAME OF PROGRAM
The Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166 Building Trades Apprenticeship Program
Indiana Counties: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Elkhart, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley
Plumber, Pipefitter and HVAC
Plumbers install piping that carries potable water to the building and drains that carry water and sewage away from the building. They also install gas lines in buildings. Plumbers use a variety of skills to install pipe systems. Both hand and power tools are used in cutting, bending, and threading pipes and making welded and soldered joints. Testing of piping installations to assure that the systems are functioning properly and meet all plumbing code requirements.
Fitters assemble, install, and maintain pipes to carry water, steam, compressed air, gases, and fluids needed for processing, manufacturing, heating, or cooling. A fitter must be able to adapt and repair pipe systems and install appliances, heating and refrigeration units and do all types of pipe welding. Pipefitters install and repair high-pressure and low-pressure process piping, as well as piping for heating and cooling systems. Steamfitters install the supply lines and return lines of boilers.
HVAC Service Technicians installs, troubleshoots, and services heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Technicians must be aware of information concerning the installation and use of solid state controls, state of the art equipment, and methods which must be used to comply with the environmentally safe use and handling of refrigerants. They must also be familiar with all types of modern air conditioning equipment, energy conservation, heat recovery, sound abatement, and other topic
TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP
Length of Indenture = 5 years (1st year probationary)
Minimum Hours of Related Training (Classroom) = 246 hours per year
Minimum Hours of On-the-Job Training for Advancement = 850 hours per 6 months
Applications for the 2019 class have already been filled. We will take applications for the 2020 class until February 14, 2020.
Must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2020
Must have High School Diploma by July 1, 2020 or GED Scores w/ certificate
A drug test will be required upon acceptance into the program.
The deadline to get documents turned in for the 2020 class is FEBRUARY 14, 2020
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING AFTER SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION:
1. Photo ID
2. Copy of birth certificate
3. Official high school transcript or GED scores with GED certificate
4. Copy of Diploma, if a high school graduate and not listed on transcript
5. Official transcripts of any additional education (Recommended, Not Required)
6. If a veteran, copy of discharge forms DD214