Built By Pros in Eastern Iowa
Apprenticeship: Five years
Plumbers and Pipefitters install piping systems needed for sanitation and industrial production to transport water, steam, air or other liquids and gasses. They also repair existing pipe systems and install plumbing fixtures, appliances, heating units and refrigeration units.
Primary duties for plumbers include:
Primary duties for steamfitters include:
An apprenticeship in pipe trades is highly selective. The training process varies based on the applicant’s qualifications and labor force necessary for the trade. Applicants are encouraged to attend a registered pre-apprenticeship program that follows the multi-craft core curriculum.
The typical apprenticeship program is five years long and consists of at least 10,000 hours of on-site and classroom style training on mathematics and use of tools and maintenance. General shop and work practices such as safety are also reviewed.
A week of daytime classes are attended six times per year, during which apprentices receive unemployment or a small stipend. Upon completion of an apprenticeship, apprentices will have a required state license and all the necessary tools to perform at a Journeyman level. All of this is earned for the cost of books. In 2019 this cost was $150.00 – $250.00 per year.
Built by Pros is a pipeline to the skilled trades workforce. We provide registered apprenticeships for long-term careers with competitive salary, benefits, and no student debt. In our program, you will work with Union professionals and certified instructors and enjoy these rewards: