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One who installs and repairs heating, ventilating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning systems.

steam′fit′ting n.


1. (General Engineering) a highly skilled person who installs and repairs pipes for air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, and heating systems
2. (Professions) a highly skilled person who installs and repairs pipes for air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, and heating systems


a person who installs and repairs steam pipes and their accessories.
steam′ fit`ting, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steamfitter - a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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He only went to the eighth grade, but by the time he was in his thirties, he was a master electrician, carpenter, steamfitter, pipefitter.
Once they complete the paperwork and sign up for the apprenticeship program, EVIT welders are dispatched as first-year steamfitter apprentices.
When you go to work the next day, you get to apply what you've learned," says Monique Gerard, who recently finished a steamfitter apprenticeship in Peoria, Illinois.
Roberts is a native of Kansas, brought up on a farm, but 'turned himself into a boilermaker and steamfitter.
John "Doc" Lawler, another top steamfitter official, also allegedly benefited from the kickbacks.
A plumber and steamfitter who also taught apprentices, he soon found himself publishing Natural Life magazine.
I obtained a job as a steamfitter helper with a plumbing and steamfitting union shop.
Another volunteer, steamfitter James Drew, said there was so much glass, hot metal and other debris on the ground that search dogs had to wear protective covers for their feet.
also worked with boilers and boiler parts in the course of his job as a steamfitter.
For 35 years, he worked as a steamfitter and was a member of the Steamfitters Local Union 420 located in Philadelphia.
For example, with respect to the construction trades on which Riccucci focuses a great deal of attention, the Carpenters, Steamfitter, Operating Engineers, and Sheetmetal unions in New York City are cooperating with the New York State Department of Labor to provide unemployed or underemployed economically disadvantage persons, especially minorities and women, with] a specially designed pre-apprenticeship training program to prepare them to enter regular apprenticeship programs.
Koczur was exposed to Goodyear asbestos containing gaskets while working as a steamfitter between 1969 and 1973 at a number of upstate Buffalo area job sites, including Republic Steel and Ashland Oil.