Becoming a HVACR Tech
or Steamfitter

What does a HVACR Tech or Steamfitter do?

HVACR Technicians diagnose and repair heating and cooling systems, install instrumentation, maintain systems, tubing and handle DDR systems.  Steamfitters involve themselves with the rigging, setting, supporting, and piping of related equipment, valves and fittings. They search for leaks by performing pressure tests. They become adept at threading, welding, brazing, soldering, cementing as well as the fusion and mechanical joining of pipes.

Where do HVACR Technicians and Steamfitters work?
  • Schools
  • Power plants
  • Homes
  • Waste water treatment plants
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial projects
  • Commercial buildings
  • New construction
  • Large residential buildings
Contact


Plumber, Steamfitter or HVAC-R Technician
Milwaukee, Madison & South Central Wisconsin
Plumbers Local #75
6200 Gisholt Drive, # 101 | Madison, WI 53713
p (414) 359-1318

1175 W Parkland Ave | Milwaukee, WI 53224
p (608) 222-1650
www.plumbers75.com

Steamfitters Local #601
3300 South 103 Street | Milwaukee, WI 53227
p (414) 543-0601
www.steam601.org

Northeastern Wisconsin & Fox Valley
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #400
2700 Northridge Drive | Kaukauna, WI 54130
p (920) 462-0400
www.ua400.org

Central, Northern & Western Wisconsin
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #434
912 North View Drive | Mosinee, WI 54455
p (715) 692- 4341
www.ualoca1434.org

Racine, Kenosha & Walworth Counties
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #118
14011 Spring St | Sturtevant, WI 53177
p (262) 732-4103
www.ualocal118.com

Additional information and regional contact info at www.pipetradecareers.com

Am I qualified?
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to physically perform the work required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a sincere interest in the trade
  • Must have a good work ethic
  • Have a general mechanical background
What can I expect while training?
  • Program is approximately 5 years
  • 572 hours of paid classroom training (HVACR Tech)
  • 500 hours of paid classroom training (Steamfitter)
  • On-the-job training with an experienced Journeyman
  • Minimum of 8,000 hours of on the job training (HVACR Tech)
  • Some travel may be required

Wage Rates 2021 – 2022 (Hourly)

Location
Wage
Fringe
Total
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$48.81
$28.37
$77.18
Northeastern Wisconsin
$44.02
$20.67
$64.69
Northern Wisconsin
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South Central Wisconsin
$50.55
$26.47
$77.02
Southeastern Wisconsin
$47.48
$24.72
$72.20
Western Wisconsin
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