Plumbers Information

Area II Plumbers JATC

2475 Lancaster Dr. NE B-9
PO Box 7106
Salem, OR 97305
Fax 1.888.991.5904


2014 Opening information- (see link for flyer)

1: September 2 to September 17

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Job Description

Plumbers assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, medical gas systems and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water according to specifications and plumbing codes.


  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Working Conditions

The work is done indoors and outdoors, in existing and newly constructed buildings, in all kinds of weather, and around noise, dirt and mud. Plumbers often work in cramped areas and in awkward positions. Apprentices complete a minimum of 7700 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as a plumber.

Average Journeyman Wage

$26.96 per hour

Recommended High School or College Courses

Trade Skills Fundamentals Algebra I & II
Residential Wiring Geometry
CPR/First Aid Certification Trigonometry
Drafting/CAD Calculus
Construction classes Electrical Theory
Blueprint Reading Electronics

Related Training

Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the plumbing trade.

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Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!