A Pump Systems Installer (263F) installs, services and repairs various types of pump systems including piston, centrifugal, deep and shallow-well jet, submersible and vertical turbine pumps found on the surface and in wells. Pump System Installers only work on outside pipes running to and from buildings. Any work done on pipes inside a building must be done by qualified plumbers or steamfitters.
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Additional information on training standards for this particular trade in the Industrial sector may be found on the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) website at: http://www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades/training-standards1/industrial
What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
To become a Pump Systems Installer you should complete your Grade 12 education or ministry-approved equivalent (GED) with credits in math, science and communication. Students who have not yet completed high school but are 16 years of age and completed grade 10 can apply to the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and gain work hours towards their overall apprenticeship.
Pump Systems Installer is an Voluntary certified trade and does not require a Certificate of Apprenticeship. However, completing an apprenticeship program will increase your wages and employment opportunities. To become a Pump Systems Installer, it is recommended that you complete apprenticeship training of 4,000 hours of combined in-class and on-the-job training. The in-school component is comprised of two 6-week blocks. You must also be willing to keep up to date with new skills and technology in the field. This is the minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the (OCTAA) Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades.
What’s Your Future as a Pump Systems Installer?
Pump Systems Installers primarily work in industrial or construction settings. Most jobs involve shift work, and when the deadline for a project is approaching, overtime is often needed. Employers who hire Pump Systems Installers include:
Ask Yourself: Is Working as a Pump Systems Installer for You?
If you answered Yes to most of these questions, a career as a Pump Systems Installer may be for you!
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