STEAMFITTER-PIPEFITTERS fabricate, assemble, install, maintain, and repair piping systems that transport all types of fluids, slurries and gas in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Their work is diverse and in fields such as oil refineries, paper mills, nuclear power plants, manufacturing plants, and in the automotive industry. Steamfitter-pipefitters often work on high pressure and high temperature systems, requiring a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to complete the work safely.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Association and Local 663 have been compiling online and remote learning resources for the membership. UA Canada has negotiated discounted subscriptions through the LinkedIn Learning platform for members looking to upgrade their Computer, Management, and Technologies skills. Other resources available through the American online learning resource can be made available for those that would like more study information for C of Q preparations. For more information about any of these online options please sign up through the link below with you name, Email address and UA card number.
- LinkedIn Learning Windows/MAC essential
- LinkedIn Learning Microsoft Office 365 Basics and Essentials
- LinkedIn Learning Remote Working and Time management
- LinkedIn Learning Project management Software and essentials
- LinkedIn Learning BIM-VDC
- LinkedIn Learning Autodesk Revit, CAD, Navis
- UAOLR online learning resource Steamfitter (American study material)
- UAOLR online learning resource Plumbing (American study material)
- UAOLR online learning resource Welding (American study material)
- UAOLR online learning resource Instrumentation (America study material)
The UA Training Program has been producing the most highly qualified piping industry workers in the United States and Canada for more than a century. In addition to five-year apprenticeship programs, the United Association offers continuing education opportunities that include, journeyman training and certifications, as well as an associate degree program through a partnership with Washtenaw Community College. UA Certification Programs include valve repair, medical gas installation, welding, CFC removal, and instrumentation. UA tradesmen, who complete the certification programs listed below, find themselves in demand as the highest skilled workforce in the industry.
- UA/NAUSC Supervisor Course
- UA/NAUSC Steward Training
- UA/NAUSC Rigging Course
- UA/NAUSC Controlled Bolting
- UA/NAUSC Cold Cutting
- UA/NAUSC Plastic Fusion
- 456A Red Seal Welder upgrade
- Annual Union Gas Distribution Testing
- Swagelok courses-Tube Fitting Installation
- Tube Bending
- Thread Identification
- Fabrication Courses
- Welding Courses – Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Chrome and other alloys, down-hand welding procedures, C.W.B Plate certified
Mandatory IEC Safety Training for members provided by Health & Safety Training Trust Fund.
- BSO Re certification
- Working at Heights
- Half/Full Mask (Ex. North/3M)
- Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Supplied Air
- Confined Space Plus
- Safety Attendant Plus
WELDERS are found on almost every jobsite in North America. These skilled workers cut and join a variety of materials, from steel, cast iron and plastic to complex and specialized products used on projects ranging from pipelines and power plants, to pharmaceutical and computer chip factories—and more. Estimates are that there will be a shortage of skilled and certified welders in North America that could number in the hundreds of thousands. Now is the time to acquire these critical skills.
PLUMBERS perform work that is essential to the health and safety of our citizens. Plumbers install drinking water, waste and ventilating systems, as well as wastewater treatment systems large and small, in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and manufacturing facilities. With a growing focus on green technologies, water conservation and energy efficiency, the demand for plumbers will increase significantly in the years ahead.