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Plumbers, steamfitters, pipefitters, and refrigeration fitters are all crafts people who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air, and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. They also alter, remodel, and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators, and other heating units, some appliances, as well as refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Workers measure, cut and bend pipe, weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.

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Puget Sound Plumbing & Heating

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Pass drug screening test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214, driver’s license, proof of education, age, and related experience
  • Complete interview
  • Qualifying applicants will be ranked and placed in pool of eligible applicants
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000-8,000 hours / 3-4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
Wages
• Routine pay increases based on performance evaluations
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
Contact for wage information + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: PUGET SOUND PLUMBING AND HEATING

South West Plumbing

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214, driver’s license, proof of education, age, and related experience
  • Complete interview
  • Qualifying applicants will be ranked and placed in pool of eligible applicants
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000-8,000 hours / 3-4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
Wages
• Routine pay increases based on performance evaluations
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
Contact for wage information + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMESOUTH WEST PLUMBING & WATERHEATERS INC

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.