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Charles J.


JOURNEYMAN PIPEFITTER DETAILER

An interview with Charles:

Which Union are you a Member of?

U.A. Local 469 in Phoenix, Arizona

What's your trade specialization?

Pipefitting

What's your classification?

Journeyman Steamfitter 

How many years of field work did you have before becoming a detailer?

I was in the field for 5 years before I started detailing.

How many years have you been detailing?

I've been detailing for 20 years.

What type of field work have you performed?

When I was in the field, I installed piping and tubing from 1/4" stainless steel to 24' carbon steel.

What was your last company and how long where you there?

I worked with University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, an EMCOR company,  for over a year.

What are other job roles you have performed in the past?

My past roles include becoming a jobber in 1994. I entered the apprenticeship in 1995. I was running the shipping and receiving yard for a year before I started working in the field. I turned out in 2000 as foreman, and was over a detailing crew at Intel for 2 years. I have detailed hospitals, data centers, and nuclear power plants.

What passion, energy or excitement do you bring into the workplace with you?

I love problem-solving and working through issues that come, along the way. I enjoy working together as a team.

What do you do for fun in your off hours?

I like traveling and going to the movies. I like watching Formula One racing; and one day, I would like to see a race.