Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards were adopted November 1953. Geographical area covered are: Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Thurston in the State of Washington.

DESCRIPTION
Sprinkler Fitters are pipefitter specialists who install fire protection systems. As members of the pipe trades, we are often mistaken for plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or irrigation workers. We install, service, and maintain Fire Protection systems of every conceivable type. We work on industrial, commercial and residential construction sites.

Our graduates find work opportunities locally and across the country. As a graduate, you, too, will have a tremendous advantage over untrained workers. You’ll find respect and recognition and a strong sense of pride and satisfaction in your work.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
The variety of skills offered by union apprenticeships develops journey level workforce that combine academic knowledge with on-the-job training. You literally earn while you learn during the five-year program.

Minimum application requirements include: age 18, high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and drug testing. Apprentices are required to attend 144 hours of classroom training annually, along with a full 40 hour week work schedule. Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters Apprentices serve in a five year program.

You will work for a union employer with wages based upon a percentage of the Journey Level pay scale. Effective July 1, 2007 Journey Level wage will be $38.54 per hour. You will receive predetermined pay increases every six months of satisfactory progress both on-the-job and in the classroom.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Continuous Journey Level training is also available for graduates who wish to update their skills with state-of-the-art technology and new techniques. Journey Level classes include: Backflow Prevention, Fire Pumps I – III, Hydraulic Calculation Basics, NFPA Codes, OSHA 10 and Valves.

WHO TO CONTACT

Michael Dahl, Business Manager                  
Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices     
2800 – 1st Ave. Room 111                             
Seattle, WA 98121                                        
(206) 441-0737                                              
(206) 441-2939 Fax                                       
MIKED@UALOCAL699.ORG                        
WWW.UALOCAL699.ORG                           
Charles Brooks, Apprenticeship Coordinator
Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices
Duwamish Industrial Education Center
6770 East Marginal Way South, Bld B
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-0395
(206) 764-0392 Fax
School699@qwest.net