PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 32

HISTORY/FACTS
Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 22, 1939. Geographical area covered are all of King, Clallam, Jefferson, Chelan, Okanogan Counties and the western one-half of Douglas County and the western one-half of Ferry County.

CHARITABLE PROJECTS
We have a twenty-foot trailer and 2006 Dodge sprinter van that is set-up for charity projects. We work with habitat for humanity and many other charitable projects though out our comminutes. We have a retire plumber who is our charity coordinator. Apprentices and Journeymen of Local 32 volunteer there time. We have Organized Labor and Contractors giving back to our comminutes in the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry.

Apprenticeships
We sponsor apprenticeship in Commercial and Housing Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting/Welding, HVAC/Refrigeration, Firestop/Containment worker. We currently have 390 apprentices taking part in the apprenticeship program. This program requires 6,000 hours of on the job training for Housing Plumber and 8,000 hours for Firestop/containment worker and 10,000 hours for Commercial Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitting/Welding and HVAC/Refrigeration. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma and transcripts or equivalent. Asset or Compass testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug Testing are required.

For more in-depth information go to:
www.seattlepipetrades.org

Who to Contact

Grant E. Holmes, Training Coordinator
Seattle Area Pipe Trades
595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100
Renton, WA. 98055
(425) 271-5900 Ext 124
(425) 271-4985 (Fax)
ed@seattlepipetrades.org
Dale W. Wentworth, Refer Coordinator
Seattle Area Pipe Trades
595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100
Renton, WA. 98055
(425) 271-5900 Ext 125
(425) 271-4985 (Fax)
dale@seattlepipetrades.org

WEST SOUND PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

HISTORY/FACTS
Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on January 31, 1964. Geographical areas covered are Kitsap and Mason Counties.

DESCRIPTION
Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses. The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Currently the West Sound Pipe Trades have 28 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
The West Sound Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

WHO TO CONTACT
Larry Durdahl, Training Coordinator
West Sound Pipe Trades JATC
7725 NW Elderado Blvd
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 377-1118
larry@ua26.org

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

HISTORY/FACTS
Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on November 1, 1940. Geographical areas covered are Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum Counties.

DESCRIPTION
Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses. The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Currently the Southwest Washington Pipe Trades have 94 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
The Southwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

WHO TO CONTACT
Elmer Arter, Training Coordinator
SW Washington Pipe Trades JATC
8501 Zenith Court NE
Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 486-9400
elmer@ua26.org

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

HISTORY/FACTS
Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on March 21, 1947. Geographical areas covered are Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties.

DESCRIPTION
Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses. The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Currently the Northwest Washington Pipe Trades have 91 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
The Northwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

WHO TO CONTACT
Gary Peterson, Training Coordinator
NW Washington Pipe Trades JATC
780 Chrysler Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
(360) 486-9442
gary@ua26.org

INLAND EMPIRE PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 44

HISTORY/FACTS
Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 4, 1940. Geographical area covered are Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane Stevens, and Whitman Counties in the State of Washington. Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Nez Perce and Shoshone Counties in the State of Idaho.

CHARITABLE PROJECTS
Apprentice’s donated work-installing drinking fountains on the Stone Park Project and remodeling bathrooms for the Martin Luther King Center in Spokane WA.

DESCRIPTION
Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and Refrigeration Fitters are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses. They also alter, remodel and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators, and other heating units.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Currently has 38 members taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Asset Testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug testing.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
The Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Apprenticeship Training

Program Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to journeymen relating to continuing education for the UPC Code and new technologies in the industry.

WHO TO CONTACT
Patrick J. Perez, Training Director
Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting JATC
3915 E. Main
Spokane WA. 99202
(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4
(509) 534-3514
patp@mtmspokane.com

Scott B. Smith, Business Manager
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
3915 E. Main
Spokane WA. 99202
(509) 624-5101
(509) 534-3514
ua44@qwest.net

Karen Anderson
Office Manager Inland Empire JATC
3915 E. Main
Spokane WA 99202
(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4
(509) 534-3514
karenjatc@qwest.net

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS & STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 290

HISTORY/FACTS
The United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 is the largest pipetrades organization west of the Mississippi, serving nearly 4,500 skilled craftsmen. Local 290’s jurisdiction spans Oregon, Southwestern Washington and Northwester California.

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS
Members of U.A. 290 complete numerous charitable projects every year for community organizations.

DESCRIPTION
U.A. Local 290’s plumbers are responsible for the installation of potable water systems, drain, waste, and vents, backflow devices and medical gas systems as well as residential fire sprinkler systems. Union fitters work predominately in Oregon’s once thriving shipyard industry, as well as in specialty fabrication shops.

With 4,000 plumbers and steamfitters, Local 290 can handle any piping installation imaginable, from nuclear plants to the high tech industry. Heating, cooling and system controls are all part of the steamfitting trade. Heavy emphasis is placed on welding of components for extremely strong and dependable pipe systems. Only U.A. 290 fitters have the skills necessary to keep Oregon’s high tech industry a viable worldwide contender.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Apprentices are required to attend 216 hours of classroom training annually, along with a full 40 hour per week work schedule. U.A. apprentices serve in a five year program. The variety offered by union apprenticeship develops journeymen with a wide ranging experience and skills, making them the most valuable, best trained plumbers and steamfitters in the world.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Journeyman upgrading classes include Soldering/Brazing, First Aid, Seismic Restraints, Confined Spaces, UPC Code Review and Tube Bending.

WHO TO CONTACT
Al Shropshire, Business Manager
U.A. Local 290
20210 SW Teton Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-691-5700
503-691-0626 Fax

Clara Shropshire, Apprenticeship Coordinator
U.A. Local 290
20210 SW Teton Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-691-1997
503-691-0908 Fax

Frank Wall, Executive Director
Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association
8600 SW Saint Helens Dr., Suite 200
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503-682-7917
503-682-6241 Fax