U.A. Local 246 pipe fitters/welders do fabrication, assembly, installation, and maintenance work on piping systems that transport various fluids, slurries and gases for manufacturing, industrial, and commercial sites. We encourage you to visit www.ua.org/trades to learn more about the pipe fitting/welding trade and sign up at www.ua.org/join

Ready to start a career as a Pipefitter/Welder?

Our U.A. Local 246 Training Center offers a 5-year pipe fitting/welding apprenticeship where apprentices attend classes 2 nights a week and work full-time as a paid apprentice during the day. This learn-and-earn approach will allow you to learn the concepts in class and apply them in your work, in addition to working alongside journeymen and gaining additional insight and guidance from them. At the end of your apprenticeship, you will have the knowledge and hands-on experience to become a highly skilled Journeyman Pipe Fitter/Welder. Please visit our U.A. Local 246 Training Center’s website for more information on how to apply and what to expect in our apprenticeship program: www.ualocal246.com

Already have some work experience in Pipefitting/Welding?

We are always looking to bring onboard hardworking and skilled workers. Please fill out Local 246 Membership Application and turn it in to our organizer, Jonhenry Lopez. He will reach out to you and discuss your options and pathways available based on your experience.