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The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry is seeking apprentices who display the right characteristics to build a long-term career.
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The Piping Industry promises a rewarding career

The professionally licensed plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVAC mechanics that comprise the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry are the most highly experienced and well-established industry professionals in the region.

There are none more skilled or highly trained in the pipe trades than the 1,400+ men and women that make up the Piping Industry. We are dedicated to improving our industry by aggressively training the next generation of construction apprentices and upgrading the skills of our current craftsmen.

We are looking for applicants that exhibit the ``straight A's:``

  • Academics – Qualified apprentices display a desire to truly learn all the complexities of the plumbing, pipefitting, or H-V-A-C-R trades. They then carry this knowledge throughout their careers, not simply to pass tests.
  • Aptitude – A fundamental understanding of mathematics and scientific concepts allow individuals to thrive in the apprenticeship program. Our comprehensive curriculum includes everything from basic shop and welding to safety and customer relations training.
  • Attendance – Our apprentices are given the opportunity to learn new skills and safety precautions on a daily basis — through on-the-job training under the direction of a professional journeyman and related classroom instruction. This means it is vital to show up every day to reap these benefits in both the short and long term.
  • Attitude – The Piping Industry’s apprenticeship program includes complex topics and practices which take time and energy to learn and do well. Individuals with a positive approach in their everyday interactions with fellow apprentices, instructors, and journeymen mentors will be very successful in this industry.

There are countless advantages to becoming part of the Piping Industry:

  • Earn while you learn
    • Apprentices recieve a living wage, with yearly raises, while they get on-the-job training and free classroom instruction
  • Our apprenticeship is a free five-year training program that covers the comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the industry, including classroom training and on-the-job experience and mentorship
    • This includes free college credits towards an associate’s degree offered by Owens Community College
  • Plenty of opportunity to upgrade skills and training post-apprenticeship
  • Job security
  • Room for advancement into foreman and supervisory positions
  • Great Healthcare and retirement benefits
  • Two pension plans
  • An exciting and rewarding career

Non Discrimination Disclaimer

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, under any educational program or activity of The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry.

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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Interested and qualified individuals can take the first step in starting an exciting career with the Piping Industry by visiting our Apprentice Recruitment page.

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