SPRINKLER FITTER

Union

Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists in fire protection. They install, test, inspect, and maintain all types of fire suppression systems in residential and commercial buildings as well as heavy industrial plants.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

United Association

Local 699
Seattle area including Island, King, Kitsap,
Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties

Step 1: Verify Eligibility


Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact local training facility to apply
  • Provide copy of driver’s license, DD-214, high school diploma and official copy of transcripts, or GED scores
  • Complete interview with Apprenticeship Committee
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
    * Active Duty Service Members may be able to participate in Veterans in Piping (VIP) program prior to separation. 
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview score including work experience and training
Step 3: Start with local 699
Apprenticeship
  • 10,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through  
Wages
  • Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 2-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$19.39 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMESEATTLE AND VICINITY SPRINKLER FITTERS UA LOCAL 699

United Association

District 1: Western Washington
Counties not covered by Local 699
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Visit training website or contact District Business Agent
  • Provide copy of DD-214
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
    * Active Duty Service Members may be able to participate in Veterans in Piping (VIP) program prior to separation. 
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview score including work experience and training
  • Hired by Contractor who is an approved training agent
Step 3: Start with District 1: Western Washington
Apprenticeship
  • 10,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through    Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 500-1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 3-6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$20.21 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMESPRINKLER FITTERS LOCAL 669 JATC

United Association

District 21: Eastern Washington
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Visit training website or contact District Business Agent
  • Provide copy of DD-214
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
    * Active Duty Service Members may be able to participate in Veterans in Piping (VIP) program prior to separation.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview score including work experience and training
  • Hired by Contractor who is an approved training agent
Step 3: Start with District 21: Eastern Washington
Apprenticeship
  • 10,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours each year of correspondence education through 
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 500-1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 3-6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$16.60 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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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.