HVAC Mechanical Service Pipe Fitter

Scope of Work: Maintain and repair mechanical systems for heating, cooling and refrigeration. Most equipment is located outdoors.

Areas of Work: Residential (Houses), Commercial (Office Buildings, Warehouses, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Ice Rinks & Hospitals) Industrial (Oil Refineries, Nuclear Plants, Steel Mills & Factories).

Length of Apprenticeship:
Five (5) years - 1100 classroom hours.

1st through 4th Year An Apprentice works for a Union contractor four days per week and attends school one day per week (7:00a.m.-3:30p.m.).

5th Year An Apprentice works for a Union contractor for the full year. All training is “on the job”.

Basic Requirements:
1. Applicant must be an American citizen or in the process of naturalization.
2. Applicant must be at least 17 years of age (Age as shown by a birth certificate).
3. Applicant must submit a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
4. Applicant must be physically able to perform the duties of the trade.
5. Applicant must pass a written test and oral interview.
6. Applicant must pass two drug tests (Hair follicle & urinalysis).
7. Applicant must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
8. Work experience in construction or working with mechanical equipment is helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.

Recommended Preparatory Courses:
1. General Mathematics
2. Algebra
3. Geometry/Trigonometry
4. Basic Electricity
5. Basic Refrigeration and Heating
6. Computer Skills
7. Communication & Writing Skills

Wage Information:
An Apprentice earns a percentage of the Journeyman’s wage.

1. Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
2. Pension
3. Voluntary 401(K) Plan

Application Locations:
Applications are available on the First Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12:00p.m. (Noon)

Pipe Fitters’ Training Ctr. L.U. 597
10850 W. 187th St.
Mokena, Il. 60448
Phone: 708.326.9240
Contact- Adam Sutter, asutter@pftf597.org