SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 66
Chartered January 1, 1988, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 currently has over 4,800 members. Local 66 has a jurisdiction that covers all counties in the State of Washington with the exception of Clark and Skamania, the counties of Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallawa in the State of Oregon and the counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone in the State of Idaho.
Sheet metal workers make, install, and maintain heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning duct systems in both residential and commercial applications; roofs; siding; rain gutters; downspouts; skylights; restaurant equipment; industrial systems and many other products made from sheet metal. They also may work with fiberglass and plastic materials. Although most workers specialize in fabrication, installation or maintenance, some do all three jobs.
In addition to installation, some sheet metal workers specialize in testing, balancing, adjusting, and servicing existing air-conditioning and ventilation systems to make sure they are functioning properly and to improve their energy efficiency. Properly installed duct systems are a key component to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, which causes duct installers to sometimes be referred to as HVAC technicians. A growing activity for sheet metal workers is building commissioning, which is a complete mechanical inspection of a building’s HVAC, water, and lighting systems.
Apprenticeship opportunities are available in three different state approved programs within the sheet metal industry: Sheet Metal Worker, HVAC Service Technician and Sheet Metal Test, Adjust and Balance Technicians. All three programs are five years in length and consist of both classroom and on-the-job training.
In addition to the three commercial programs mentioned above, a three year residential sheet metal apprenticeship is also available.
Who to Contact
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66
11831 Beverly Park Rd, B2
Everett, WA 98204
Western WA SM JATC
11831 Beverly Park Rd, B1
Everett, WA 98204
SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 16
Chartered January 25, 1888, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 currently has 2,167 members. Its jurisdiction covers Oregon’s Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Gilliam, Hood River, Multnomah, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Grant, Harney, Yamhill, Deschutes, Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, Lincoln, Coos, Curry, Lake, Douglas, Lane and Jefferson counties and Washington State’s Clark and Skamania counties.
Sheet Metal workers fabricate and install all fittings, duct work and related devices used for heating ventilation and air conditioning systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications such as:
- Kitchens usually for commercial applications; made primarily of stainless steel, serving lines in restaurants; numerous industrial applications such as dust collection equipment and pollution control systems and all supporting structures.
- Architectural metal roofing, gutters, skylights, siding and related ornamental work for interior and exterior uses.
- Marine applications.
Sheet metal workers may install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air or other purposes in building and similar structures.
They offer essential services to the high tech industry. Sheet metal workers provide ultra high purity air for maintaining a clean environment for the production of computer chips. They also exhaust waste material from machines that make computer chips.
Five-year class program along with on-the-job training provides the apprentice with skills needed in the sheet metal trade.
WHO TO CONTACT
Sheet Metal Workers Local 16
2379 NE 178th Ave.,Suite 16
Portland, OR 97230
Sheet Metal Training Center
2739 NE 178th Ave.
Portland, OR 97230