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Travis Ludvigson
Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus
770 Scheidler Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-738-3853
travis.ludvigson@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Apprenticeships
ABC Apprenticeship
Colleen Koopmans
Admin. Asst. ABC of WI
Ph: 608.244.6056
Fax: 608.244.2401
ckoopmans@abcwi.org

5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
1-800-829-9926
www.abcwi.org

 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Apprenticeships
ABC Apprenticeship
Colleen Koopmans
Admin. Asst. ABC of WI
Ph: 608.244.6056
Fax: 608.244.2401
ckoopmans@abcwi.org

5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
1-800-829-9926
www.abcwi.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steamfitter

Work Description 

Steamfitters assemble, install, alter, and repair pipeline or pipe systems that carry water, steam, compressed air, liquids, and gases required for processing, manufacturing, heating, and cooling. They install piping and tubing made of carbon steel, copper, plastic, glass, or other metals using a variety of processes including brazing, welding, screwing, gluing, bending, and mechanical joints. Work includes installation of heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. 

Working Conditions 

Steamfitters work in industrial plants, chemical plants, refineries power plants, waste water treatment plants, hospitals, and most other commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings. The indoor or outdoor work requires strenuous physical stamina with walking, standing, climbing, lifting and working in cramped spaces or in high areas. Steamfitters work in buildings, trenches, roofs, from scaffolding, on ladders and inside tanks. Safety training reduces hazards from exposure to chemicals, gases, fumes, loud noise and falls from ladders and scaffolds.

Training

Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, applied physics and chemistry, safety.

  • Five year program
  • 7,500 hours on-the-job training
  • 624 hours paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required 

Application 

The applications listed below are for the following Eau Claire Area Counties: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor and the northern half of Buffalo, Jackson and Trempealeau.

 

View application requirements below:

  • Applicant's age shall be as stated in the state employment laws 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade work
  • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation