Printed on 10/21/2021

Pipe Fabricator Apprentice

50-442-2 Apprenticeship (A)
12.5 Credits
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Location*: Appleton

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A pipe fabricator typically works in a fabrication shop with overhead cranes and hoists, a variety of hand tools, grinders and cutting equipment. In this apprenticeship program, you’ll learn how to install pipe, weld carbon steel and stainless steel pipe, and do layout work for pipe, vessels and tanks. You’ll also learn heat treating and weld inspection, along with blueprint reading, math, metallurgy, spool drawings, pipe flanges and arc flash. Your training will help you become a skilled welder. This program requires you to first be employed and involves five years of on-the-job training and related instruction.

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Pipe Fabricator Apprentice

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Pipe Fabricator Apprentice

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    **Local 400 - Appleton JAC**
    3315 N. Ballard Road, Suite D
    Appleton, WI 54911-8988
    920-734-3148 or 1-877-625-8304

    Applications are issued by the trade committee. Entry requirements and testing vary by trade.

    You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program.

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