Advanced Marine Pipefitting

Advanced Marine Pipefitting

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy the ocean? Enjoy creating things with your hands? Thrive in fast-paced environments? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Marine Pipefitting training program. 

On the job, you will …

  • Install and maintain pipes that may carry chemicals, acids and gases  
  • Interpret marine piping system blueprints to determine the correct components and raw materials needed to construct and install piping systems and pipe support structures 
  • Remove hazardous materials to prevent or minimize the release of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive debris

Some of the career options you will have ...

Students who study Advanced Marine Pipefitting could pursue a career in building and maintaining tugboats, cruise ships, cargo vessels and naval ships. Graduates are skilled to work in factories, processing plants, nuclear reactors or refineries. Graduates can also work for a fire suppression company to help install fire sprinklers.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced Marine Pipefitting program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:  

  •  American Welding Society (AWS)   
  •  National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • High school diploma or the equivalent  
  • Complete a Job Corps basic training program  
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements  
  • At least 18 years old  
  • Positive attendance and progress record  
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
  • Complete OSHA 10 training 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Howard A. Jack Jr.
Howard A. Jack Jr.
Howard A. Jack Jr. is an Advanced Marine Pipefitter instructor at Penobscot Job Corps Center. He has worked with Penobscot Job Corps for over five years, previously holding the position of career technical training manager. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership. He has served in public education for 26 years as a teacher and administrator, as well as 23 years in the United States Navy on several ships and several other commands. His last three years of military service were at Bath Iron Works attached to the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair. 
Daniel Shorette
Daniel Shorette
Daniel Shorette is an Advanced Marine Pipefitting instructor at Penobscot Job Corps Center. He has been a pipefitter for over 15 years and holds a National Center for Construction Education and Research certification in pipefitting. Most of his experience was in the shipbuilding sector and the industrial and petro-chemical sectors. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 10 years and was involved in building nine U.S. Navy destroyers, including all three Zumwalt-class destroyers. He enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and restoring vehicles.