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Certificate of Qualification 424A


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

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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