Union Meeting Tuesday June 13, 2017 @ 7pm           Scholarship Applications are Now available       The run-off election for the final Executive Board seat will be held Tuesday June 13, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. Please come and Vote.


Local 51 Instructors

For over 100 years, our certified instructors in Rhode Island have been teaching our apprentices and journeymen the skills of pipe working and instrumentation.  The following is a list of our current instructors and their particular skill sets.


Brian Allen
2nd Yr Service Instructor
CFC Universal Certified/ Green Technician Certified/ R-410A Safety Certified
UA Star HVAC Certified. Instructor training program graduate


Al Caron
3rd Yr Pipefitter &  2nd Yr Pipefitter Weld Instructor/ Daytime Weld Instructor
Rigging Instructor/ Crane Signal Instructor/ ATR (Authorized Test Representative) 
Valve Tech Certified / CWI (Certified Weld Inspector)
Instructor training program graduate.


Don Karl
3rd, 4th, & 5th Yr Pipefitter Instructor
Orbital Welding
CAD Drawing.  Instructor: Training Program Graduate. CWI Certified/Foreman Training Instructor. 


Dave Pine
3rd Year Plumber  


Dave Lavoie
4th & 5th Year  Pipefitter Welding Instructor
ATR (Authorized Test Representative) / CWI (Certified Weld Inspector)
UA Star Pipefitter Certified / Instructor Training Program Graduate


Steve Leo
4th/5th Yr. Welding
First Aid/CPR Trained Instructor  Instructor training program graduate.  CWI certified. 


Mike Raposa
2nd Yr Drafting
5rd Yr Plumber/Med-Gas trainer 

First Aid/CPR Trained Instructor
OSHA 500.  Instructor training program graduate. 


Al Archetto
3rd Yr-HVAC


Bruce Robbins
4th Yr Plumbing
OSHA 500. 
Instructor training program graduate/Foreman training instructor 


Greg Trottier 
2nd & 3rd year Pipefitter Instructor 
Rigging Instructor / UA Star Pipefitter Certified


Kevin Finnerty 
1st year apprentice Instructor


Richard Marchetti 
College Coordinator / Instructor


Steve Paulo 
Journeyman upgrade welding Instructor


Tony Vacchelli 
2nd  & 3rd year Plumbing Instructor
Medical Gas Installer Certified


Tyler Steiner 
5 Year HVAC Service Instructor
UA Star HVAC Certified / CFC Universal Certified


Jason Zina
1st Year HVAC


Al Charron 
1st and 2nd year Instructor
Welding Instructor


Jarrit Kagan
2nd and 3rd year Welding instructor
CWI Inspector



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