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Certificate of Qualification 307A


A Steamfitter is a skilled tradesperson who installs, maintains, and repairs high-pressure piping systems for various applications, including heating, cooling, and industrial processes. They work with a variety of materials, such as steel, copper, and plastic, and must have a thorough understanding of welding and brazing techniques. Steamfitters may work on large-scale construction projects or provide maintenance services for industrial plants and facilities. They must follow strict safety protocols and adhere to local and national building codes to ensure that piping systems are installed correctly and function safely and efficiently..

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy 

  • Ability to read & interpret blueprints

  • Mechanical aptitude 

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

  • Minimum 18 years of age

  • Required aptitude test


9000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • New home building and renovation

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install supports, valves, piping, and control systems.

  • Measure, cut, thread, bend, and install metal, plastic, and fiberglass pipes, valves, and fittings.

  • Create openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings.

  • Weld, cement, solder, and join pipes and related equipment.

  • Connect pipes using clamps, bolts, cement, or various welding techniques.

  • Interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications.

  • Inspect systems for leaks and replace worn components as necessary.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $59/hr 


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