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Today’s Mechanical Tradesman

Since instituting the Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship program in 1941, the Local Union 486 has given hundreds of hours of free instruction, on-the-job-training and job opportunities to participants. Many of today’s successful mechanical tradesman completed the five-year program and are employed in the various industries that these trades serve. They are expert technicians, skilled journey workers, trained managers, and high wage earners.

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Total hours of classroom instruction
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Where they work:

  • High rises
  • Power plants
  • Water treatment plants
  • Health care facilities

  • Stadiums

  • Schools & colleges

  • Hotels

  • Casinos

  • HVACR facilities

What they’ll be doing:

  • Operating hydraulic and electric controls
  • Monitoring digital technology control systems
  • Installing backflow preventers
  • Installing natural & medical gas systems

  • Reading and interpreting building drawings and specifications
  • Calculating for systems
  • Commercial plumbing, heating, cooling & refrigeration
  • They are welders, riggers, steamfitters

What’s in a Union?

  • The Union provides job information, training programs and benefits
  • Provides a safe working environment

  • Union members and officers promote good labor relations
  • Union members and officers work with businesses to supply highly trained labor for any size or type of project
  • The Union inspires excellence and pride!
  • Union workers do the job right – on time and on budget!

Application Deadlines

Seaford, Delaware & Martinsburg, West Virginia

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year
are now being accepted.

Apply Online
Sample Math Test

Baltimore, Maryland

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year
are now being accepted.

Apply Online
Sample Math Test

There is a non-refundable processing fee of $75 due at the time of application to be paid by Credit Card.
No official documents needed to apply.