b"opsCAREERWhat Are the Jobs? Contents Welder/Pipetter A welder works in every area of the construction industry where metalsVIP Program Responsible forand alloys are joined. They will work with plumbers, pipetters, sprinklerMarines Comfortable Lifestyle 7tters, and HVACR technicians. Work will include installation, mainte-nance, and repair of all types of piping systems, as well as joining struc- Continuing a Brotherhoodtural steel brackets and supports for such systems. A welder has Forged in the Army forto work in many different environments and in all types of positions.VIP Graduates 8Welders will study blueprints, drawings, and specications for the job and must measure, cut, and weld using various methods and tools.Becoming an ApprenticeInstructor Through theHVACR Service TechnicianVIP Program 10 A service technician's work covers the general responsibilities for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). ThisSpecialty Welding is thiswould include the installation and maintenance of all sizes of heatingGraduates Dream Job 12and cooling systems for residential, commercial, institutional, and in-dustrial applications. Some job-specic applications include completeThe VIP ProgramSecuring agas piping installations, high-voltage electrical components, testingJob and Career Ambitions forand analyzing, and startup of systems.One Apprentice 14Fire Sprinkler FitterSprinkler system installers, or sprinkler tters as they are commonly known, have detailed knowledge of re codes and the methods for in-stallation of sprinkler piping systems and a responsibility for life safety in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. They install wet, dry, pre-action, deluge, and chemical re protection and extinguishing systems, just to name a few.As a sprinkler tter you will install and maintain high- and low-pressure piping, equipment, and devices to supply re protection systems with water, foam, carbon dioxide, and other materials in hospitals, commer-cial buildings, manufacturing plants, homes, and in apartment buildings. PlumberOur contractors and members are actively engaged in plumbing instal- On the Coverlation, repair, service, and maintenance of piping and plumbing systemsMatthew Marchese isand equipment used for drinking (potable) water distribution, sanitarypictured learning towaste drainage, storm water systems, and gas distribution. Our plumbersoperate the Faro laser also work on technical installations for medical gas in hospitals andscanner on the USS nursing homes, hydronic in-oor heating, solar thermal panels, heatIntrepid. pumps, cross-connection control, and many other systems necessaryfor the health and safety of the general public. Our Contractor PartnersWe are fortunate to have forged strong partnerships with the Mechani-cal Contractors Association of America (MCAA), Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA), Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Con-tractors Association (PHCC), Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA), Pipe Fabrication Institute (PFI), and the National Fire Safety Association (NFSA).Career Opportunities in Piping for Transitioning Veterans|Spring/Summer 2021 5"