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What does a Steamfitter-Pipefitter do?

Steamfitter-Pipefitters are involved in the making, repair and maintenance of piping systems. The pipes can carry a variety of materials from water and steam to fuel used in heating.

- Analyse specifications to determine the type of pipe needed and how the task will be carried, out creating detailed sketches of how the work will be completed
- Measure, cut, assemble and install pipes and the related equipment
- Test the pipe systems for leaks

What kind of person makes a good Steamfitter-Pipefitter?

Steamfitter-Pipefitter might be the job for you if you:
- Are able to carry out work accurately
- Are physically fit
- Have an aptitude for understanding and following complex instructions

How do I become a Steamfitter-Pipefitter?

To enter the an apprenticeship you must have the leave high school with the following subjects

- 65% in English 13
- Pure or Applied Math 10
- Science 10 or equivalent
- Or pass the entrance exam

Once you have these grades you can begin your apprenticeship training by:

1. Finding a company willing to take you on as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 3 years, which includes 1500 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Steamfitter-Pipefitter
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Steamfitter-Pipefitter work?

86% of Steamfitters-Pipefitters are employed in three main: industries, mining and oil and gas extraction, manufacturing and construction. They work both indoors and outdoors for a multitude of different business types including gas plants, utility companies and steam generating plants.

How much does a Steamfitter-Pipefitter make?

On average, a Steamfitter-Pipefitter in Alberta makes $32 per hour, giving them an annual salary of around $66,500.

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