Limited energy technicians install, terminate, inspect, maintain, repair, service and pull wire for electrical systems and equipment under 100 volt-amperes. Examples include: fire alarm, security, access control, voice & data, video surveillance, fiber optics, CATV, nurse call and paging systems. Technicians work indoors and outdoors. Workspaces may be in confined spaces or at heights.
Mechanical occupations provide heat, energy, and sanitary services to homes and buildings within our community. The majority of these occupations are considered licensed crafts and are registered within either municipalities or state regulatory agencies.
Help save property and lives every day. Discover a challenging and rewarding career as a union sprinkler fitter. The installation of sprinkler fire protection systems is a critical step in the construction of any building. Sprinkler fitters will largely find themselves in commercial buildings and work with valves, hangers and steel or plastic pipes. Most of the work takes place at the ceiling level using ladders and lift platform at heights generally ranging from 8 to 20 feet, and, in some cases, up to 100 feet.
Sprinkler fitters work in existing and newly-constructed buildings, in conditions ranging from hot boiler rooms to unheated open buildings at winter temperatures.
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Sheet Metal Workers
Do you like creating with your hands? Sheet metal workers transform flat sheets of metal into any size or shape required by a blueprint or verbal request. Being a sheet metal worker involves the fabrication, erection, installation, repair, replacing and servicing of all residential heating and air conditioning systems and the architectural sheet metal on such residences.
Workers are skilled and knowledgeable about heating, cooling and ventilation systems; techniques of welding, and the functions of compressors and condensers in the refrigeration cycle. Working with sheet metal also involves solar installation, hoisting and rigging, soldering, energy management and retrofitting of environmental systems.
Do you care about the environment? Did you know that plumbers protect the health of our nation and conserve our natural resources? Plumbers install piping systems that carry liquids, gasses and waste for residential, commercial and industrial operations. Plumbers also install fixtures such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, drinking fountains, bathtubs and showers in homes, businesses, schools and hospitals among other places.
Like most trades, plumbers may work in the extreme heat of summer and harsh cold of winter. Ladders and lifts are used to work in elevated or confined spaces.
Looking for a multifaceted career that involves troubleshooting, diagnosing, repair, installation, servicing and maintenance? Pipefitters install, maintain, and repair high and low pressure steam systems, high and low pressure hot water systems, snow-melting systems, refrigeration systems, heating, gas and oil piping, pneumatic electronic controls and air conditioning units. They also provide instrumentation and valve repair. Pipefitters’ skills are used working in residential, commercial, and industrial installations. They also install systems in high or enclosed spaces and in all types of weather conditions.
Service technicians must have a good understanding of electricity, science, refrigeration, heat transfer and temperature control. In some programs, service applicants may be required to have additional post-secondary schooling as a pre-requisite.
Seeking an exciting challenge for your sophisticated mind? Consider a career the electric trades. In this trade, you will apply skills learned during apprenticeship training and work with diverse electrical formulas and computations. As a construction electrician, you will lay out, assemble, install and test electrical circuits, fixtures, appliances, equipment and machinery. Electricians work inside residences, commercial and industrial establishments, schools, hospitals, libraries and other buildings.
Work of the construction electrician, like that of the other building trade workers, is active and requires a moderate degree of physical strength. Construction electricians are craft workers, and like all genuine skilled workers, they derive satisfaction and pleasure from utilizing both their minds and hands in a constructive manner.