Join Our Team: Apply for the TP Mechanical Apprenticeship Program!

We will be accepting applications for our next class of apprentices Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 15 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

We will be accepting applications for the following programs at these locations:

  • Plumbing | Pipefitting – Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Lexington
  • Fire protection – Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton
  • Sheet metal – Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

We invite you to stop by the appropriate office location for the trade program you are interested in to complete the application process and schedule your interview. Bring a copy of your high school diploma, GED or a letter from school with an anticipated graduation date, and you will take a math test during the application process.

All our apprenticeship programs are free and consist of a minimum of 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 576 hours of classroom learning over the course of four years. We also offer a wide variety of classes outside the core required apprenticeship classes to help you broaden your skills and challenge yourself.

Additionally, all of our apprentices earn 20 to 25 credit hours towards an associate degree at Columbus State over the course of the four-year program. To earn your associate degree, you will need to take an additional 10 general education classes at Columbus State, or have your credits transferred to a school closer to you to complete your degree program.

“Over the years I have had the pleasure of not only watching the apprenticeship program evolve, but have been lucky enough to have been involved in the program as an instructor,” said Tony Marple, Plumbing Services Manager in Columbus.

Quality instructors, on-the-job training and teamwork – that’s the difference between our industry-leading apprenticeship program and other options. When you become a part of the TP Mechanical family, we invest in your future.

Our goal is that you will be a vital asset to the company at the end of the four-year program. We want you to continue down a path of learning and experience to become a leader at TP Mechanical.

To learn more about our apprenticeship program, visit http://www.tpmechanical.com/apprenticeship-program-detail/, or contact Jen Madden at 513-851-8881.

The People Behind TP Mechanical Introducing Greg Knue

Greg, Operations Leader of the Kentucky Region, has been with TP Mechanical 21 years. Prior to his current role, Greg has served in many capacities within the company, including superintendent, project manager and instructor for our apprenticeship program.

“I enjoy the variety of circumstances that I am faced with in my day-to-day operations; it keeps me on my toes and always learning,” Greg stated. “This position is very much like a ‘box of chocolate’ – you never know what you might get next.”

Greg works with our Kentucky staff to make sure we are meeting the needs of customers on and off project sites. He stands out for his commitment to helping his team succeed and for being honest with his team members and customers alike.

When asked why he believes TP Mechanical stands apart from other mechanical contractors, Greg said:

“Our company has a very generous training budget with a strong commitment to the personal growth of our employees. The company provides them with ongoing education as well as a career path. This allows our employees the opportunity to excel within our organization and industry while meeting their personal goals.”

Contact Greg either by email greg.knue@tpmechanical.com or phone 859-685-2198.

Find Training and Opportunity at TP Mechanical

At TP Mechanical, we want the success of our employees to go hand in hand with the success of the company. That’s why we offer a variety of four-year apprenticeship opportunities that blend in-class instruction and on-site job training.

All our apprentices receive 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 576 hours of classroom learning from experienced instructors in areas such as plumbing, pipefitting, fire protection and welding.

Our team is looking for apprenticeship candidates who have a strong work ethic, a great attitude and a willingness to learn. Many apprentices stay for long careers, due in part to our commitment of promoting from within our workforce.

“Our goal is for you to be a vital asset to TP Mechanical at the end of your four-year course,” says Chief Operating Officer Tim Hoover. “We want you to continue down a path of learning and experience to become a leader for us.”

How to apply
TP Mechanical is accepting applications for two weeks only: Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our Columbus, Cincinnati and Lexington offices. Bring a copy of your high school diploma, your GED or a letter from your school with your expected graduation date.

We are excited to provide the following apprenticeship programs:

Cincinnati and Columbus           Lexington
Plumbing/Pipefitting                 Plumbing/Pipefitting (Auditors)
Fire Protection
Sheet Metal

We look forward to meeting you and starting the application process – click on the links above for our office addresses.

For more information
Visit the TP Mechanical apprenticeship program page on our website or call our Training Manager Tracy Urti with any questions at 513-851-8881.

Manage the Big Picture, Manage to Succeed

Manage the Big Picture, Manage to Succeed | By: Josh D. Tarter, Project Manager – Lexington, Kentucky

bigstock-Businessman-drawing-frame-with-47916518Whether we realize it or not, we are all managers. Perhaps we manage household finances, or we plan our time away from work. Whatever we manage, subconsciously we are hoping and planning for a successful outcome.

However, many times an issue will arise that may attempt to derail your management train. What we as managers – in our lives and at work – must do is remember to focus on the Big Picture. We should visualize the ultimate result of a successful job completed. On the job, we need to think about the customer enjoying the use of the facility we’re working on. For those things we manage outside of work, we need to envision the flourishing banking account or the stress free vacation.

We cannot succumb to the mundane and “flash pan” type issues that will deter or distract us from being successful. When these threaten to block our way, we can take a few moments to regroup and refocus on the Big Picture, allowing us to have a clearer understanding of our definition of success.

When you begin with the end in mind, reaching the destination becomes easier. Whatever it is YOU manage, don’t lose sight of what it will mean to be successful.

Manage YOUR Big Picture, Manage to Succeed!

Discover Lexington’s East End history on a walking tour

This tour is sponsored by the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center which is part of its education and outreach programs.  This article gives some great information about the tour and when they will be held.

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Merlene Davis: Discover the history of Lexington’s East End in a walking tour

By Merlene Davis — Herald-Leader columnist

Leave it to local historian Yvonne Giles to uncover information the rest of us were mistaken about.

Giles, who has been instrumental in recovering and preserving the history of Lexington, particularly black Lexington, said we have been misspelling Dewees, as in Deweese Street in downtown Lexington, since 1907.

The street was named for Farmer Dewees, who grew up in Midway before moving to Lexington, she said.

“In 1907, someone added the ‘e’ to the spelling of his name,” Giles said. “In 1919, the city council voted to return it to the correct spelling without the ‘e,’ but that didn’t happen for some reason.”

Dewees bought a house on Short Street, just off Back Street, the previous name of Deweese Street. The house was called White Cottage and was later purchased in 1889 by the Women’s Guild of Christ Church and transformed into the Protestant Infirmary.

Read more via Merlene Davis: Discover the history of Lexington’s East End in a walking tour | Family | Kentucky.com.