PIPEFITTER

Average Salary Per Year: $62,697
pipefitter - Delaware Apprenticeship program

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Description:

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter. Pipefitters plan and install detailed pipe systems for commercial and industrial projects. These pipes may carry water, chemicals or gases to the crucial building systems. Pipefitters use many tools to cut and bend pipes to exact specifications.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program

Qualifications:

Ability to solve complex problems using reasoning and advanced math. Pipefitters should also be familiar with general mechanics and how various materials fit together.

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“I am proud to be a BAS Technician – a systems, sequence and building expert on the front line of the design and implementation of a BAS system. Seiberlich is a leader providing quality BAS & mechanical systems and has allowed me to grow and be a part of a great team with people who all have the same mission.”

Brian Ashman, Seiberlich Trane

“This job means everything to me. This job has created a life for me and my family.  This is a great place to work and I plan on staying and growing my career as fully as possible.”

Vinnie Rozell, M. Davis & Sons

“This job is my life, my home. It’s where I live. It’s who I am. I’ve worked for Corrado for 23 years. I’ve grown with the family and the company. I make a good living, provide for my kids. Every day I’m challenged in different ways. When I get off work, I leave the site knowing I’ve contributed to the progress of the job.”

Frank DiSabatino, Corrado Construction

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