Reminder: If you sign up for classes and fail to show up and or Miss a class day, you will be fined an assessment per the UA constitution payable before dues. 1 weeks advance notice of non attendance is required. Assessment will be calculated based on cost of class divided among all members who signed up.
4- Days, 8am-6pm Online testing on June 13th after review.
Maximum of 20 participants
Open to 4th & 5th yr. Apprentices and Journeyman of all Trades
Description and Objective
The United Association together with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) have established an examination/qualification program that provides an outstanding tool for determining an individual’s capabilities and competences and ensures their on-going training needs are provided for and validated in a structured environment. The UA Foreman Certification Program provides an assurance to industry that UA members have the necessary skills not only to do the job right but also to do the job right the first time.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM Promote uniform administration and enforcement of UA Foreman qualifications and certifications. Promote a level of qualification standard, which will support safety, quality, and economical leadership activities. Provide industry with a qualification that is complete, accurate, consistent, reliable and current to comply with the required applications. Commit each UA Foreman to performance that includes quality, safety and cost effectiveness for the required work. Enable all UA Foreman to recognize their individual commitment to the integrity of the UA Foreman Certification Program. Provide all UA Foreman the opportunity to enhance the quality of their work and life and to emanate goodwill among the United Association, its members, the employing contractors and their clients (owners and users).
**IF INTERESTED CALL OR EMAIL SHARON PINTO 704- 721-0517 Sharon@ualocal421.org
FIRST AID-When you understand first aid, you’ll gain the ability to help those in need. you’ll learn how to respond to specific situations, which will help you care for people in crisis as they wait for medical professionals to arrive.
CPR- you will receive the information, Training and skills needed to help during breathing and cardiac emergencies.
AED- You will receive the information and training on how and when to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
To Qualify-Candidates must have a minimum of four (4) years of documented practical experience in the field of installation of plumbing or mechanical systems.
A Medical Gas Installer certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in the installation of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard. Installers include anyone who works on or installs piping or components, including brazers. A qualified Medical Gas Installer may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals.
In addition to knowledge of product installation, a Medical Gas Installer is required to have a general knowledge of the applicable laws, codes, rules, listing agencies, and regulations from the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to medical gas and vacuum systems as well as knowledge of product performance, system and system component testing, documenting and recording, and medical gas terminology.
Medical gas systems and equipment covered in the ASSE Series 6000 Standard include health care facilities within the scope of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. Medical gas piping systems include vacuum piping.
To be determined by Branch location and completed on/before Contract date.
Approved HVACR remote training material and information was sent to all MESA Branch managers in order to help members receive their contractual 8hrs of Con-ed training due to the current pandemic. For any further information in regards to dates,times and locations, Feel free to contact your Branch Manager.
Contact Sharon Pinto at the Concord Training Center (704) 721- 0517
Concord Training Center * Mon-Friday 7am-3pm
Wendell Training Centers * Saturdays 8am-4pm
Charleston * Subject to availability
Testing for UA welding Certification and recertification is available currently on a limited basis due to Covid-19. Please call Sharon Pinto at 704 721-0517 at the Concord Training Center for information, availability & Scheduling
*Future 2021 Dates- will be posted when Instructor becomes available
Orbital welding is a specialized area of welding whereby the arc is rotated mechanically through 360° (180 degrees in double up welding) around a static workpiece, an object such as a pipe, in a continuous process. The process was developed to address the issue of operator error in gas tungsten arc welding processes (GTAW), to support uniform welding around a pipe that would be significantly more difficult using a manual welding process, and to ensure high quality repeatable welds that would meet more stringent weld criteria set by ASME. In orbital welding, computer-controlled process runs with little intervention from the operator. Upon successful completion of the 40 hour class, certification of the UA18a is “possible”.