To become a Steam Fitter you will have to compete a five year apprenticeship. This involves 9,000 hours 8,280 hours of on-the-job work experience and 720 hours of in-school training. Once you have finished this apprenticeship you will have a Red Seal Trade, meaning your training is recognized across Canada.
Some things that you might do as a Steam Fitter are:
- trade calculations and physics
- system design
- layout pipe support systems
- pipe assembly
- instrumentation control systems
- heating, chilled water, and condenser systems
- process piping systems
- troubleshooting and servicing systems
- steam and condensation systems and design
Learn more about this Red Seal Skilled Trade at the Ontario Skilled Trades website.