Southwest Pipe Trades Association Careers
Begin a new journey by starting a career in the union pipe trades
Learn more about starting a career in the pipe trades
Whether you are about to graduate from high school or have realized college or your current job is not the right choice, you should strongly consider working in the piping industry.
If you are currently working in the industry for a non-union contractor, discover the many benefits of becoming a member of the United Association. By joining a SWPTA affiliated union, those with experience in the piping industry will earn top wages, excellent full family health insurance and great retirement benefits, including a 401k and a pension plan
Union Pipefitter Career
Individuals who take up a career as a pipefitter fabricate, install, repair and maintain pipe systems. These systems can be found in a number of settings, including industrial, energy, medical centers and more. Pipefitters may also work in commercial businesses, residential buildings, on pipelines or on many other projects throughout the southwest.
Union HVAC-R Technician career
Union Plumber Career
A career as a plumber allows you to earn a great wage and quality benefits, while making sure those living and working in the region have access to sterile and safe water. They also ensure waste systems function as designed. Plumbers install, repair and maintain clean water supply systems and wastewater systems in homes, businesses, churches, schools and more.
Union sprinkler fitter career
As building safety standards increase, sprinkler fitters are needed to ensure the safety of everyone who spends time inside a building. Sprinkler fitters install, repair and maintain fire stopping systems that can be the difference between life and death or the loss of a structure. With the need for more buildings to be retrofitted in order to meet today’s standards, sprinkler fitters will continue be in-demand for years to come.
Union welder career
More people are taking up careers as welders compared to previous years. Welders are the tradesmen and tradeswomen responsible for cutting, fabricating and bonding the materials used to build piping systems and other infrastructure. These in-demand journeymen work on just about every jobsite and are in high demand to work on the growing number of pipelines being planned and built in the region.
Pipe Trades Apprenticeship
Earn and Learn as an Apprentice
As an apprentice, you will spend every day honing your craft and working your way toward the career you have always envisioned. Apprentices earn a good wage working in their field, while learn about industry best practices, advanced techniques commonly used in their field and how to safely perform the work.