Careers in the piping industry through Local 529

Now is a great time to begin or advance your career in the pipe trades.

Whether you are about to graduate high school or have realized college or your current job is unsuitable, you should strongly consider working in the piping industry.

Are you new to the trade?

If you have less than five years of experience in the piping industry, please contact Local 529 JATC Training Director Jayme Rigby at 254-756-1860 or [email protected] to get started.

Do you have trade experience?

If you currently work in the industry for a non-union contractor, discover the many benefits of becoming a member of the United Association. By joining Local 529, you will earn top wages, excellent full-family health insurance and great retirement benefits, including a 401k and a pension plan.
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Union plumber career

A career as a union plumber will allow you to earn a great wage and quality benefits, plus ensure those living and working in the region have access to clean, safe drinking water, while also making sure waste systems function as designed. Plumbers install, repair and maintain clean water supply and wastewater systems in homes, businesses, churches, schools and more.

If you have experience as a plumber and want to join Local 529, click to learn more.

What type of work does an Union plumber Perform?

A plumber’s work is essential to the safety and health of the nation. Plumbers work in residential, commercial and industrial settings to complete various tasks such as installing, maintaining and repairing wastewater systems. Additionally, they install, maintain and improve drinking water systems.

The outlook for the volume of plumbing work is excellent. With the demand for green technologies rising and many in the workforce reaching retirement age, the need for plumbing apprentices will continue to grow.

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Union pipefitter career

Individuals who work as a union pipefitter fabricate, install, repair and maintain pipe systems. These systems can be found in various settings including industrial, energy and medical centers. Pipefitters may also work on commercial structures, residential buildings or other projects throughout the Waco area.

If you have experience as a pipefitter and want to join Local 529, click to learn more.

Union pipefitters are needed in many industries throughout the southwest

Pipefitters fabricate, install, repair and maintain piping systems found in a variety of settings, including:

  • Commercial businesses
  • Residential buildings
  • Industrial facilities
  • Pipelines throughout the southwest

Pipefitters are highly-trained and versatile tradesmen and tradeswomen who can work in nearly any industry on any type of project, including:

  • Gas
  • Air and water piping
  • Ammonia piping
  • Commercial instrumentation
  • High purity piping
  • Hydronic heating
  • Medical gas systems
  • Pipe fabrication
  • Pipelines
  • Power piping
  • Process piping
  • Energy efficiency projects
  • Steam piping
  • Vacuum piping
  • Other projects

A pipefitter’s skillset and the various types of work they can do make them valuable assets on any project, which is why they earn a quality wage and receive an excellent benefits package.

Begin your career as a union pipefitter.

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Union welder career

Throughout the U.S., there is a growing need for men and women to begin careers as welders. Found on most construction sites throughout the country, welders are the tradesmen and tradeswomen responsible for cutting, fabricating and bonding the materials used to build piping systems and other infrastructure. These highly skilled journeymen are in high demand in the Waco area to work on the growing number of pipelines and industrial facilities being built in the region.

One of the significant parts of a career as a welder is obtaining the necessary certifications to work on specific job sites. These certifications give them the ability to work in a variety of settings.

If you have experience as a welder and want to join Local 529, click here to learn more.

Union welders are versatile and in demand

In the southwest region, many welders work to construct, maintain or repair the pipelines that provide the country and region with valuable resources. They also work in every corner of the construction industry, ensuring that structures are solid and durable.

The versatility of welders does not stop with pipelines or other job sites. Welders often become inspectors, instructors, machine operators and more.

The work outlook for welders in the southwest is promising. The aging workforce and influx of pipeline and structural construction projects make this a great career.

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