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Besides making a great living, what do sheet metal workers and steamfitters actually do? Find out everything you need to know about Local 18 and Local 601.

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Sheet Metal Workers' Local 18

What you’ll do…Downward pointing arrow

Sheet metal workers install heating, cooling and ventilation systems. They craft and install residential gutters, as well as create and install brass and copper ornamentation on buildings. They do architectural sheet metal work for newly constructed or remodeled homes. They fabricate and install gleaming stainless steel countertops in restaurants. And they design, fabricate and troubleshoot energy-saving heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that will help green our environment.


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Steamfitters Local 601

What you’ll do… Downward pointing arrow

Steamfitters install and maintain the piping systems that supply life's resources. They build the powerhouses that supply electricity. They install piping in the food and beverage industry. They weld and bend pipe into systems that transport resources in oil refineries, food processing plants, pharmaceutical plants, manufacturing facilities and power plants. They keep your indoor air clean and safe, temperatures regulated and HVAC systems working at peak efficiency.


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  • Sheet Metal or Steamfitter Apprentice: $42,536 - $75,129.60
  • Sheet Metal or Steamfitter Journeyman: $90,521.60 - $94,681.60
  • Sheet Metal or Steamfitter General Foreman: $99,569.60 - $104,145.60