So, you think you might want to be a Steamfitter/Pipefitter?

Mario fan? Try it for real as a trained plumber, pipe or gas fitter. Watch a day in the life of a Steamfitter/Pipefitter and discover the skills you need for this trade.

Job Description

Steamfitters/Pipefitters design, assemble, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair pipes carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. A steamfitter is a pipefitter who specializes in high-pressure liquid or gas piping.

Steamfitters/Pipefitters are largely employed in BC’s Resource Sector often in the maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments or by pipefitting contractors. They may also be self-employed.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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For more information on how much Steamfitters/Pipefitters make, the expected number of future job openings,  where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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