Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship

Pipefitters & Steamfitters:

As a pipefitter and steamfitter, you will install, maintain, and repair piping systems for commercial applications in power plants, refineries, and industrial facilities. Pipefitting skills are critical as new energy sources are developed for energy independence. These lucrative careers will provide a secure and essential job well into the future.


As a plumber you will perform essential work that protects the health and safety of our citizens. Plumbers install, repair, serve, and maintain piping and plumbing systems and equipment used for drinking water distribution, sanitary waste drainage, storm water systems and wastewater treatment systems to ensure the security of our potable water. Plumbers perform this work in homes, offices, schools, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities.

Welders are found on almost every site worldwide in the Plumbing & Pipefitting trade. These skilled workers cut and join a variety of steel, cast iron, plastic materials, complex and specialized products. Projects range from pipelines and powerplants, to pharmaceutical and computer chip factories. These critical skills are crucial now as estimates show there will be a demand for hundreds of thousands of skilled and certified welders. Which is why in the Plumbing & Pipefitters Apprenticeship program you can also opt to take classes to be a certified welder as well.

Approximate Plumber wages typically start from $38,972 and go up to $56,984.

Beginner level: $20.29/hr

Junior level: $22.26/hr

Mid-level: $26.71/hr

Senior level: $28.19/hr

Top level: $29.68/hr

Requirements to Apply:

Official High School Transcripts or GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver’s License

Review requirements of State Apprenticeship License Application required with Apprenticeship Program


Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship Opportunities

Northern Idaho Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 44

3915 E Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99202


Southwest Idaho Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 296

75 N Ralstin St # A
Meridian, ID 83642


Eastern/Central Idaho Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 648

456 N Arthur Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204