A pipefitter technician has the responsibility of installing, repairing, and maintaining pipe systems for various HVAC systems. Working as a pipefitter can be a very challenging but rewarding career. A day as a pipefitter is nothing short of exciting as you are working in fast-paced environments and not operating on the same job day after day.
Become a Local Union Pipefitter
Becoming a union pipefitter has clear benefits and provides you with job safety. To become a part of a union there are several steps you need to take including the following:
- Attain a high school diploma (or determine the prerequisites set by the union you are joining)
- Choose a union and apply to it. Union 539 and 455 are two pipefitter unions located in the St Paul, MN area.
- Apply to an apprenticeship. Through an apprenticeship program, you will be involved in a combination of classroom instruction with on-the-job training. The programs typically last 4-5 years where you will learn and develop skills as well as get paid for your work.
- Certification and training. Complete the training and required classroom lessons including things such as blueprints, pipe systems and equipment, welding, safety procedures, and more.
- Become a Journeyman. After successfully making it through the apprenticeship you will become a journeyman which is a title that signifies that you have the skills and experience to work independently
There are many benefits that come with joining a union. These benefits typically include healthcare plans, retirement plans, competitive wages, and job placement services. At MMC we can help you become a union member and get on the path to becoming a pipefitter/service technician.
MMC Service Team
At MMC we have a service team that is highly trained and qualified to provide for commercial systems. We are one of the biggest contractors in the area working on specialized mechanical projects. Our people work on commercial HVAC equipment including the following:
- Air conditioning
- Air handling units
- Temperature controls
- Building automation systems
- Cooling towers
- Energy recovery systems
- Exhaust fans and hoods
- Heat pumps
- Geothermal units
- Make up air systems
- Packaged heating and cooling units
- Refrigeration systems
- Rooftop units
- VAV systems
- Single split systems
- Multi split systems
- VRF systems
- UV lighting
Become a Service Pipefitter with MMC
At MMC we are looking for people with the skills to work in a fast-paced environment, who are driven to learn new things, have great attention to detail, and are self-motivated. We can help you become a part of the union as well as have you work with our experienced team of technicians to learn the skills of the job. Contact us today to learn more about joining the union or becoming a service pipefitter.