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.
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 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.
Classroom subjects include drafting and blueprint reading, mathematics, applied physics and chemistry, and safety.
- Five year program
- 7,500 hours on-the-job training
- 624 hours paid related instruction
- 300 hours unpaid related instruction
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
Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
CVTC Manufacturing Education Center
2320 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701-6162