Plumbing Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Plumber Do?

Plumbers design, install, repair and maintain piping systems such as soil, waste, vent, potable water, wastewater treatment, gas systems (medical, propane, and natural) in residential, commercial, industrial buildings and at utility sites. Plumbing tasks require the ability to assemble, install, maintain and repair pipes, fittings, fixtures, appurtenances, appliances of heating, water, storm and sanitary drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes. Plumbers install sanitary fixtures; such as, lavatories, toilets, bathtubs, bathroom accessories, showers, kitchen sinks and appliances, drinking fountains and laundry equipment.

Tasks:

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Plumbing work can be indoors or outdoors in existing and newly constructed buildings, in all weather conditions. The work requires physical strength and stamina with prolonged standing, bending, and lifting heavy pipes and equipment and working in cramped, awkward or uncomfortable positions. Training in safety practices prevents the risk of dangers with falls from ladders, cuts from sharp tools and burns from hot pipes or soldering equipment. Must be able to work from heights of 50 ft or higher to working in trenches, below ground, and other confined areas. Must be able to tolerate a variety of environments (weather and work sites, hours, etc.), have mechanical abilities, have awareness of surroundings and responsibilities, and be able to tolerate repetitive motion reaching and handling, and the ability to climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch on a repetitive basis. Must be able to travel and have the ability to work flexible hours and nights.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Burt Harding
Ben Stahlecker 
Appleton Area Plumbing JAC Suite D
3315 N. Ballard Rd.
Appleton, WI 54911-8988
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Sandy Destree
Central Wisconsin Area Plumbing JAC Midstate Technical College
500 32nd Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 422-5375
(715) 422-5377
Ben Stahlecker
Marshfield Area Plumbing JAC Midstate Technical College
500 32nd Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 422-5375
(715) 422-5377
Ben Stahlecker
Northeast WI Area Plumbing JAC P.O. Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
Phone: (920) 498-5704
Fax: (920) 498-6315
Burt Harding
Rhinelander Area Plumbing JAC Nicolet Area Tech. College
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-4565
Fax: (715) 365-4542
Ben Stahlecker
Wausau Area Plumbing JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Ben Stahlecker

Northwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan
Eau Claire Area Plumbing JAC 3315 N Ballard Rd Suite D
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Travis Ludvigson
Marshfield Area Plumbing JAC 1701 S Galvin Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449
Phone: (715) 387-3411
Ben Stahlecker
Northern WI Plumbing Advisory Committee 916 6th Ave. West
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: (715) 234-7082
Fax: (715) 234-7563
Travis Ludvigson
Western WI Area Plumbing N8230 945th St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: (715) 832-1014
Fax: (715) 832-9507
Travis Ludvigson

Southeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Sandy Martin
Sandy Destree 
Appleton Area Plumbing JAC 3315 N Ballard Rd Suite D
Appleton, WI 54913
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Sandy Destree
Fond du Lac Area Plumbing 3315 N Ballard Rd Suite D
Appleton, WI 54913
Phone: (920) 734-3148
Fax: (920) 734-6754
Sandra Destree
Kenosha-Racine-Walworth
Plumbing JAC
14011 Spring Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177-0591
Phone: (262) 884-8102
Sandy Martin
Lake To Lake Area Plumbing JAC 1290 North Ave
Cleveland, WI 53015
Phone: (920) 458-4183
Sandra Destree
Madison Area Plumbing JAC 5940 Seminole Cnt Ct #102
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 288-1414
Fax: (608) 288-1515
Mary Harrington
Milwaukee Area Plumbing JAC 11175 W Parkland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3135
Phone: (414) 359-1318
Fax: (414) 359-1323
Hafeezah Ahmad

Southwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan
La Crosse Area Plumbing JAC 2406 Ridge Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone:(608) 785-9176
Fax: (608) 785-9473
Kathy O'Sullivan
Southwest WI Area Plumbing Advisory Committee 1200 E Hwy 151
Platteville, WI 53818
Phone: (608) 348-3332
Fax: (608) 348-3363
Kathy O'Sullivan

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Plumbing trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/plumbers-pipefitters-and-steamfitters.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook