• Welcome To S.P. McCarl & Company
  • 814-946-0859
  • 2221 Ninth Avenue Altoona, PA 16602

Careers / Apprenticeships

Since founded under the name McCarl’s Plumbing and Heating Company in 1946, our company has strived for excellence in craftsmanship, safety, and customer service. Hiring skilled and hard working employees has been a major key to our success. When employed at S. P. McCarl & Company, everyone is supported with continuous education and training opportunities which helps us to abide by “The S.P. McCarl Way" which has been the foundation of our success.

EEO & Affirmative Action

S.P. McCarl & Company’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on—among other things—race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. S.P. McCarl & Company is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Every year, S.P. McCarl & Company develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy.

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Pay Transparency Notice

S.P. McCarl & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity. 

Available Jobs

We apologize. S. P. McCarl & Company is not hiring at this time. Check back frequently for new listings.

Please call (814) 946-0859 to inquire about future opportunities, learn more information about when new apprenticeship classes will begin, or email your resume to human_resources@spmccarl.com.

To reach journeyman status, an apprentice has to graduate from an extensive four-year training program. The four-year program consists of four one-year segments that includes 8,000 hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of 576 hours of related classroom instruction.

  • First Year
    • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Program
    • First Aid – CPR
    • Pattern Layout
    • Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication
    • Drafting 1
    • Basic Math (Algebra, Geometry)
    • Soldering
    • Basic Welding & Cutting
    • Miscellaneous Theory
  • Second Year
    • Trigonometry
    • Advanced Pattern Development
    • Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication
    • Drafting 2
    • Architectural Theory and Layout
    • Welding GMAW (D9.1 Sheet Metal Code Certification
  • Third Year
    • CAD
    • Airflow
    • Psychometrics
    • Fans & Fan Laws
    • Drafting (Sheet Metal Shop Drawings)
    • Welding SMAW (D1.1 Structural Test)
    • Organizing & Industry Promotion, Labor History, Theory & Practical Experience
  • Fourth Year
    • Clean Room Training
    • CAD-2
    • Cost Awareness / Sheet Metal Computer Estimating
    • Foreman Training
    • Field Mathematics
    • First-Aid / CPR
    • Welding – PVC / Polypropylene
    • Welding – GTAW (TIG)
    • Boiler Breechings / Industrial Sheet Metal
    • Lagging

To reach journeyman status, an apprentice has to graduate from an extensive five-year training program. The five-year program consists of five one-year segments that includes 2,000 hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of related classroom instruction.

Training Includes:
Care and Use of Tool (480 hours)
Rigging and Signaling (360 hours)
Builders Level and Transit (480 hours)
Oxy-Acetylene Cutting and Welding (480 hours)
Shield Metal Arc Welding (480 hours)
Gas Systems (380 hours)
Soldering & Brazing (400 hours)
Domestic Water Systems (960 hours)
Drainage (960 hours)
Plumbing Fixture Installation (600 hours)
Basic Electricity (360 hours)
Refrigeration Systems (480 hours)
Air Conditioning (620 hours)
Pneumatic Controls (300 hours)
Industrial Process Piping (1100 hours)
Low and High Pressure Boilers (840 hours)
Pipe Supports and Hangers (720 hours)

To learn more information regarding Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Apprenticeships, please refer to Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local Union 354's website, www.lu354.com for more details.

Local training programs are supported by Sheet Metal Workers International Association's Training Division (iTi) International Training Institute.
Journeypersons Upgrade Classes AWS Code

D9.1 & D1.1 Certifications
Blueprint Reading
CAD
Clean Room Protocol Training
Competent Person Training
Sheet Metal Estimating
Foreman Training
HEP Filter Installation Training
Testing & Balancing
Orbital Welding
OSHA 10 hour Safety Program
PA State Certified Asbestos Removal Training
Project Management
Sketching
Welding
sheet metal shop journeyman grinding

To learn more information regarding Sheet Metal training, please refer to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19's website, www.smwlu19.org/train_journey.html for more details.

Local training programs are available to local plumbers and pipe fitters to gain advanced training in their craft.
Training courses available include:

First Aid / CPR
Soldering / Brazing
Copper Development
Blue Print / Spec
Reading
Review for Plumbing Test
OSHA
Leadership
Job Supervision
Transit Level
Victaulic Seminar
Medical Gas Code
Medical Gas Brazing
Open Weld Lab
SMAW-TIG Welding I
UA Weld
pipefitter journeyman training

To learn more information regarding plumbers and pipe fitters training, please refer to Plumbers& Pipe Fitters Local Union 354's website, www.lu354.com for more details.