Business Manager
Anthony Gallagher

Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Kevin Heffernan

Steamfitters Local 420

14420 Townsend Rd.
Philadelphia , PA 19154

Ph: (267) 350-4200
Fx: (267) 350-4299
UA Local 420!

Member Discounts on Residential HVAC Contractors

Brothers and Sisters: Please utilize our signatory Local 420 contractors when maintaining, repairing, or replacing your home furnace, boiler, air conditioner, or heat pump. Please click on the link for a list of our signatory contractors, and remember to tell them that you are a Local Union 420 member. 

Click Here for a list of our own contractors offering Discounts for Local 420 members on their Residential HVAC Contractors!

Training Center

No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association.  For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada.

Over the past several decades, the United Association's training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.

No one can match the commitment or investment.  The UA spends over $100 million annually on training programs efforts involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local training facilities at any given time.

If the United Association wanted to select the area which best reflects this commitment to the training and excellence produced, it could well look to state of Pennsylvania.  Thanks in part to our relationship with the Mechanical Contractors Association, Steamfitters local 420 offers state of the art training year round.

We train apprentices and journeyworkers in many skills including: Pipe Fabrication, Pipe Welding, Orbital Tube Welding, Medical Gas Systems, Process Safety Management, Instrumentation /Calibration, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Rigging, Pipe Drafting, OSHA Safety, Computer Aided Drafting, Computerized Pipe Design in 3D, Primavera (Computer Software) Planning and Scheduling, and more.

In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, we offer continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as associate degree programs.

Click Here to watch a short video on Local Union 420 Steamfitters' Training Center.

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Training Center News

Upcoming PSM and OSHA Courses at the Steamfitters' Training Center
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Our next evening PSM Refresher Course is scheduled for Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Click on the headline above to view additional courses. Please contact the Training Center at 267-350-2610 in order to register for a course.

Online PSM Refresher - NEW Training Portal Web Address as of 03/16/2017
Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Click here to download instructions for completing the PSM Refresher Course online.  If you have already registered and have taken the online PSM Refresher Course before, please click here to be redirected to the training portal to sign-in.

Members Can Earn An Associates' Degree from Washtenaw Community College
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

The Local 420 Training Center is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Washtenaw Community College for our Members to be able to earn an Associates’ Degree in Applied Science. Please Click Here for more information.

2017-2018 MES (HVAC) JAT Courses - Course Descriptions & Schedule
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Click Here for the 2017-2018 MES (HVAC) JAT Course Descriptions and Schedule.  

CSB Safety Video: Animation of 2015 Explosion at ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA
Mon, Jun 5, 2017

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released a 7 minute video depicting the Februrary 18, 2015 explosion at the ExxonMobil (now PBF Energy) refinery in Torrance, California. Please click here to be redirected to the video posted on the web-site,

2017 JAT Courses: UA Local 420 Would Like to Congratulate the Following Journeymen for Completing JAT Courses in 2017
Fri, May 19, 2017

Click Here to open a pdf file, listing the Journeymen who have successfully completed the following Journeyman Advanced Training Courses in 2017: JAT Course I and JAT Course II.

A Career In The Building Trades Video
Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Please click here to be redirected to a video on a career in the building trades featuring Steamfitters' Local Union 420.

Project Management Certificate Program
Wed, Mar 1, 2017

Steamfitters' Local 420 Training Center has partnered with Penn State Abington to offer a Project Management Certificate Program.  Click Here  to read a recent article posted on Penn State Abington's web-site about the partnership.

2016 Building Trade Journeyworker Evening Classes Registration Letter
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Click Here to download the registration form for the 2016 Building Trade Journeyworker Evening School Courses. Please print and check your requests. The completed form can be mailed to the Steamfitters' Training Center.

M.E.S. Apprentice Work Process Report
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Click Here to download the M.E.S. Apprentice Work Process Report

Articulation Agreement With Community College of Philadelphia
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Steamfitters’ Local Union 420 has formed an articulation agreement with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP).  Our apprenticeship training program is worth 33 credits toward an Associate Degree in Applied Science Technical Studies. Graduates of the apprenticeship program who wish to continue their education at CCP can call the training center at (267) 350-2610 for more information.

NITC Medical Gas Brazing Continuity Form
Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Click here for a blank continuity form for NITC Medical Gas Brazing ONLY. Please read the directions at the top of the form. Please note that if payment is sent to the training center, we cannot accept money orders. All checks must be made payable to "NITC."

Local Union 420 Student Handbook
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Click here to download a PDF of the student handbook.

Steamfitter Apprentice Bi-Weekly Work Report
Thu, Sep 4, 2014

Click Here for a copy of the Steamfitter Apprentice Bi-Weekly Work Report.

Welding and Brazing Report to Update Continuity
Thu, May 29, 2014

Click here for a blank copy of the form to be completed by employers in order to update continuity for a members' welding and/or brazing certifications. Completed forms can be mailed to the Steamfitters' Training Center or faxed to (267) 350-2611. For Medical Gas Brazing certifications, please complete the form required by the NITC.

For Employers of Local Union 420 Steamfitter Apprentices: Steamfitter Apprentice Evaluation Form
Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Click Here to download a copy of the Steamfitter Apprentice Evaluation Form.

Soldering the new Lead Free brass fittings and valves
Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Click the headline above for a message from UA Director of Training, Chris Haslinger, and a document on the  "Recommended Practice for Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloys."

Training Center Events

August 2018 Apprenticeship Applications
Mon, Oct 30, to Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Applications for the August 2018 Steamfitter and Mechanical Equipment Service Apprenticeships will be distributed at the training center starting on Monday, October 30th.  Applications are distributed Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Applicants must appear in person with a valid driver's license, state issued with photograph to secure an application. The deadline for completed applications is the last Friday in April.

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended, and any applicable State Regulations.

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