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Apprenticeship application info


**Local 149 is currently accepting applications for the Apprenticeship Program**

Apprenticeship Program Requirements

Candidates must be at least eighteen years of age with a high school diploma or GED certificate. They must pass a physical exam, aptitude test, drug screening, and personal interview. They must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Applicants must reside in local union jurisdiction, and must be physically able to do the work.

Apprenticeship Program

The apprenticeship program lasts five years with a minimum of 1,080 hours spent in classroom training. Apprentices work on the job five days a week. Apprentices attend school two days a week from August until May during all five years of the program.

Wage Information

Apprentices start at 40 percent of scale.

Recommended Preparatory Classes


Mechanical Drawing


Industrial Technology

Working Conditions

Because plumbers, steamfitters, and sprinklerfitters must lift heavy pipes, stand for long periods, and sometimes work in uncomfortable or cramped positions, they need physical strength as well as stamina. They may have to work outdoors in inclement weather. They are also subject to falls from ladders, cuts from sharp tools, and burns from hot pipes or from soldering equipment.


Apprentices must be able to lift heavy objects, work in confined spaces, have excellent work ethic, get along well with others, and be able to work at high levels from scaffolds and ladders.


Evan Barnhart, Training Director

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 149

Joint Apprenticeship Committee

1005 N. Dunlap Ave. 

Savoy, IL 61874-0725

(217) 359-3446


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