Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Application

Serving Lansing, Battle Creek and Jackson

United Association Local 333 serves Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs throughout Mid-Michigan. 

Do you have what it takes?

If you like to build, understand how things work, solve problems, like variety and have a creative mind, you should consider a career in the pipe trades.  You will be working indoors & outdoors, above and below ground in all seasons of the year.  Working conditions can be rugged: cramped with uncomfortable positions, physically challenging and with exposure to periodic bad weather.

A Plumber & Pipefitter is responsible for the installation of a system of pipes and equipment conveying steam, water, air and gas, oil, as well as soil, waste and vent piping found in industrial buildings, such as a powerhouse, commercial buildings such as stadiums, institutional buildings such as a hospital and residential buildings.  You will work towards getting a state plumbing license, backflow certification, medical gas certification and opportunities to getting certified in multiple weld certifications.

The piping industry is very concerned about safety and you will be trained in safety and first aid.  You will be part of a team of professionals in an industry that has a direct impact on public safety, convenience, health an comfort.  You will also help to protect the environment with the skills you develop.  Dependability and a "can do" attitude are very important.

There are many opportunities for advancement once you become a journeyman.You can become a foreman detailer, supervisor or superintendent.  You can move into a management position if you have the ability.  You can become an estimator, salesman, designer, office manager or business owner.Being a plumber and pipefitter is both a challenging and rewarding career, do you have what it takes?

Qualifications & requirements  -  Applicant must:

** Be a minimum of 18 years of age

** Must reside in jurisdiction where applying

** Have a valid driver's license

** Have earned a high school diploma, or a GED credential

**Take and PASS; Mechanical, Numerical and Drug Test

**Apprentice Wage & Fringe Benefits**

Earn approximately $250,000 during 5 year apprenticeship

Earn 30-38 college credits towards an Associate's Degree of Applied Science from local community colleges

Receive medical and dental benefits for yourself, spouse and children

Journey worker salary is approximately $100,000 per year.

After working 30 years as Journey worker you could accumulate about $1 million dollar pension

The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 333, located at 16180 National Pkwy, Lansing, MI  48906, are accepting apprenticeship applications.  Please provide all documents required on the application to be eligible for testing.If our office does not receive ALL documents required, you will not receive a letter for testing. 

 PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION BELOW, (Required documents must be Uploaded, or Mailed to our office, located at 16180 National Pkwy, Lansing MI 48906) 

Lansing Location


5405 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd‎
(517) 393-5480

Battle Creek Location

Battle Creek

5906 Morgan Rd‎
(269) 968-0993

Jackson Location


3101 Allied Industrial Dr.
(517) 784-1106