There are outstanding professional career opportunities in the mechanical and plumbing construction industry.
Mechanical and plumbing contracting is part of the construction industry that provides us with:
- Air-conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter.
- Safe drinking water for residential and work environments.
- The removal of wastewater from our homes and factories.
- Fire protection systems for public buildings.
- Sterilization and medical gas systems for our hospitals.
- Piping used for the generation of electricity, as well as chemical plants and oil refineries.
Professional trades people who work for Mechanical Contractors Association of Georgia (MCAG) and Mechanical Industries Council (MIC) companies are members of United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #72.
There are several ways to enter our industry as a professional trades person:
- Those with existing experience may be eligible for journeyman status and should contact the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #72.
- Those who have little or no mechanical or plumbing experience should consider becoming an apprentice and should contract the Mechanical Trades Institute.
The MCAG and United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local #72 jointly operate the Mechanical Trades Institute (MTI), which is located in Atlanta’s Fulton Industrial Park at 5675 Tulane Dr., S.W. Atlanta, GA 30336. To learn more about this outstanding facility, and how you may be eligible to receive a scholarship and earn excellent wages while you learn either the pipe fitting, plumbing or service trade, please visit their web site by clicking here.
The Mechanical Trades Institute also has training facilities in Rome, Macon and Albany, Georgia. Apprenticeship classes, of which there are now two a year, provide a five-year curriculum in the plumbing, pipe fitting or service trades. The total number of apprentices exceeds 300 a year. In mid-2000, a modern addition to the institute was dedicated with a large delegation of city, state and federal officials in attendance.
Apprenticeship is the combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly professional skilled occupation.
Apprentices of today are the supervisors, superintendents, and contractors of tomorrow. Ambitious young persons needn't stop advancing once they become a professional skilled tradesman. Supervisory positions become available as they improve their skills, knowledge, and ability to direct and guide people in their trade. Advancement, of course, depends on the individual.
If you are interested in applying for a management or professional support staff position, please contact MCAG by phone, or by e-mail by clicking here.
You may also feel free to contact any MCAG and MIC company listed in the member directory sections of this web site.