Boston Pipefitters

Local 537: Pipefitters Association of Boston


617-787-5370 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-3777 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;


617-787-5373 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-1458 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;


Pipefitters Local 537 install piping systems that carry hot water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases needed for industrial production or other uses. We install both high and low pressure systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities. We lay out, fabricate, and assemble pipes from drawings, blue prints, and specifications. The members of Local 537 also install piping for heating and cooling systems. Pipefitters work both inside and out on new construction projects and also on maintenance and renovation job sites. The work requires lifting and working in cramped quarters and at various elevations.


Training Center
35 Travis Street
Allston, MA 02134
United States
Key Partners: 

UA Boston, Helmets to Hardhats, Local 12 (Plumbers), Local 537 (Sprinklerfitters)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year. There is generally one apprentice class per year. Please check the website for notices on when applications will be accepted. Five year apprenticeship program: Applicants must be 18 years of age. Copies of the following documents must be submitted with the application: High School Diploma or GED High School Transcript of Grades or GED Test Results Birth Certificate Social Security Card DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable

Key Programs Offered: 

Pipefitters Local 537 offers a five-year apprenticeship program which, in conjunction with on the job training, teaches the skills necessary to be a tradesperson. Basic math, science and various welding procedures are examples of course curriculum. In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, Pipefitters Local 537 offers continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as an associate’s degree program. Our Training Center is located in Dorchester and the address is as follows: 40 Enterprise Street Dorchester, MA 02125 617-825-3777 Timothy T. Gilligan, Training Coordinator

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