Steamfitters fabricate, assemble, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, compressed air, gases and other fluids. This includes determining how the pipes will be routed, selecting proper types and sizes for the job and cutting or threading the pipes. Steamfitters work everywhere from nuclear plants to breweries, schools and hospitals.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, varying weather, physically demanding

Skills Needed

Strong math, spatial, and mechanical ability

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

  • Science

  • Technology

Education and Training

  • 5-year apprentice program

  • 9,326 hours of on-the-job training

  • 1,234 classroom hours

  • 640 paid hours

  • 594 unpaid hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Steamfitter has to offer?