*Registered with the State of Oregon*


This is a notice to establish a pool of eligibles, not to fulfill immediate job openings.
Applications will be accepted for the following trade:


  1. High school graduation or a general education development (GED) certificate.
  2. Completion of one year of high school algebra or equivalent post high school algebra course(s) with a passing grade. (‘D’ or better for graded classes or ‘Pass” for non-graded
    classes), OR must present current math placement results from a community college facility indicating a placement level beyond high school level algebra.
  3. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. (Present proof of age with application.)

15800 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite B-3
Lake Oswego, OR 97035



Check website periodically for future opening date.


Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and northern half of Yamhill counties in Oregon


Application must be completed on site.
At the time of application, the applicant must furnish a copy of a Diploma/GED certificate.
Supporting documentation to receive higher ranking (see reverse) must be submitted no later than February 23, 2016.


Applications of individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will be scored and ranked based on documentation submitted by the applicant.

Employers may require employees to: To take a substance abuse test, demonstrate the ability to lift 50-100 pounds and have a valid driver’s license.

Employers may require employees to:

To take a substance abuse test, demonstrate the ability to lift 50-100 pounds and have a valid driver’s license.


A minimum of 7,700 (4 years) of on-the-job training is required for completion of apprenticeship:

On-the-job Training Hours

  • 1. Sewerage: sanitary and storm piping, disposal
  • 750
  • 2. Drainage, waste and vent piping DWV
  • 2,400
  • 3. Soldering, brazing, welding
  • 500
  • 4. Water: supply, services, mains, appurtenances
  • 2,200
  • 5. Fixtures, appliances, trim and supports
  • 1,350
  • 6. Gas piping, equipment, appliances
  • 100
  • 7. Miscellaneous plumbing and piping
  • 400
  • TOTAL Hours
  • 7,700

The average journeyman plumber wage for the committee is $31.62 per hour effective February 1, 2016. A beginning apprentice earns 45% which is $14.22 per hour. Wages are reviewed yearly. Wages increase as the apprentice gains on-the-job-hours and classroom training.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Veterans with GI benefits may use them in this program.
Job Description

Plumbers assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, medical gas systems and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water according to specifications and plumbing codes. They locate and mark the position of pipe, pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors using ruler, spirit level and plumb bob. They cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and a threading machine. Plumbers also bend pipe using a pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over a block and bending it by hand, assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of various metals or glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, and use hand tools and power tools. Plumbers may weld holding fixtures to structures.

Working Conditions

The work is done indoors and outdoors, in existing and newly constructed buildings, in all kinds of weather, and around noise, dirt and mud. Plumbers often work in cramped areas and in awkward positions.


Beginning apprentices start at 45 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved.

Length of Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship lasts four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours per year of related training and at least 7,700 hours of on-the-job training. Journey worker plumbers are required to hold a license. Upon completion of the program, apprentices are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for the licensing exam.


Applicants will be placed in descending order in the RANKED POOL OF ELIGIBLES based on the numeric score they accrue based on the point evaluation system below. Points will not be given unless the applicant provides supporting documentation required (official transcripts, completion of service, honorable discharge, documents detailing experience etc.).

  • Documented work experience with:
  • Max.
  • 1) Area I Plumbing Training Agent
    1 point per 100 hours
  • 5
  • 2) Registered Training Agent Plumbing Contractor
    .8 point per 100 hours
  • 5
  • 3) Plumbing Contractor non Training Agent
    .5 point per 100 hours
  • 5
  • 1) Construction related experience
    .5 point per 100 hours of work
  • 5
  • 2) Industry related experience (suppliers):
    .4 point per 100 hours
  • 5
  • 3) Work Experience not related to construction
    .2 point per 100 hours
  • 5
  • Copies of paperwork will not be made at this office. You must supply your own copies.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Max.
  • 1)Military Experience with other than a Dishonorable Discharge, Peace Corp, etc.
    with plumbing 1 point per 6 months
    without plumbing .5 point per 6 months
  • 5
  • 2) Letter of recommendation
    Registered Training Agent 1 point
    Previous employer.5 point
  • 3
  • 3) Valid Drivers License
  • 3
  • 4) Pre-apprenticeship graduate*
    Within the previous 5-years
  • 5
  • 1) Courses that require following written directions to complete projects
    (drafting, blueprint reading, pattern making design, drivers education, etc.)
    1 point per semester credit or equivalent
  • 10
  • 2) Current First Aid Certification/CPR
  • 2
  • 3) High school diploma
  • 5
  • High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • 2
  • GED
  • 3

*Pre-apprenticeship graduate. Graduate of pre-apprenticeship program, with an emphasis on construction or the trades, jointly approved by the JATC and OSATC that has not been approved for direct entry into the plumber program.Youth Build is considered benchmark program.

Build is considered benchmark program.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Veterans with GI benefits may use them in this program.