Contractors and Journeyworkers

The life blood of any organization is expanding the membership to facilitate growth. The same is true for the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association and it's member unions.

The primary responsibility of our organizing department is the recruitment of non-union workers and contractors. In addition to that, we are dedicated to educating our members, unrepresented workers, non-union contractors and the general public pertaining to our member unions and their efforts to grow the market. If you are an unrepresented worker interested in learning to become a union member, please click here.

We also work with our contractors, training directors, and union officers to coordinate marketing efforts and community outreach as well as advancing the skill and productivity of our work force to the benefit of our entire industry.

Joe Moenck
Director of Organizing
joemmnpipetrades@aol.com


Apprenticeship Programs

If you have little or no experience in the pipe trades, and you are interested in becoming a Plumber, Pipefitter, or Sprinklerfitter, you will want to look into joining the appropriate registered apprenticeship program. If you are unsure of which program to join, please click here, and we will help you choose which program is best for you.

Plumbers & Gasfitters

The work of the plumber is to install piping for waste, venting, water supply, rain water disposal, medical gasses, and fuel gasses, as well as the installation of fixtures in homes and businesses and the protection of the potable water supply through modern back flow prevention technologies.

Plumbers also service water softeners, water heaters, other residential gas appliances, and more.

For more information, contact the program closest to where you live:

Saint Paul Plumbers JATC
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-846-1389
rick.gale@saintpaul.edu

Minneapolis Plumbers JATC
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-374-5262
training15@dunwoody.edu

Rochester Plumbers & Pipefitters
3111 19th Street
Rochester, MN 55901
507-536-0304
jeremy@ualocal6.org

Mankato Plumbers JATC
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-846-1389
rick.gale@saintpaul.edu

St Cloud Plumbers JATC
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-374-5262
training15@dunwoody.edu

Northern MN & WI Plumbers & Steamfitters JATC
4402 Airpark Blvd
Duluth, MN 55811
218-733-9443
jeff@11589jatc.com

Pipefitters & Steamfitters

Pipefitters install, maintain, and repair high and low pressure steam systems, high and low pressure hot water systems, snow melt systems, refrigeration systems, comfort heating, gas and oil piping, pneumatic, electronic controls, air conditioning and also provide instrumentation and valve repair.

Pipefitters work in many different commercial and industrial environments including: crude oil and ethanol refineries, chemical and municipal processing plants, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants, and more.

For more information, contact the program closest to where you live:

Saint Paul Pipefitters JATC
1301 L'Orient Street
St. Paul MN 55117
(651) 455-5282
jeremy.mcconkey@local455.com

Minneapolis Pipefitters JATC
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-337-8432
cbirk@training539.com

Rochester Plumbers & Pipefitters
3111 19th Street
Rochester, MN 55901
507-536-0304
jeremy@ualocal6.org

Mankato Pipefitters JATC
1301 L'Orient Street
St. Paul MN 55117
(651) 455-5282
jeremy.mcconkey@local455.com

St Cloud Pipefitters JATC
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-337-8432
cbirk@training539.com

Northern MN & WI Plumbers & Steamfitters JATC
4402 Airpark Blvd
Duluth, MN 55811
218-733-9443
jeff@11589jatc.com

Sprinklerfitters

Sprinklerfitters install residential and commercial fire protection systems that save lives.

From parking garages and single family homes to high rise buildings and massive warehouses, sprinklerfitters install advanced fire detection and protection systems that continuously protect our lives and property.

For more information contact:

Sprinklerfitters 417
529 County Road E West
Shoreview MN  55126
612-781-5834
brad@local417training.com

Learn about becoming a union member

Learn about apprenticeship programs