Jim Fusco

Gas & Mechanical Instructor/Inspector

Jim, the Director and Owner of Granite State Trade School, is an instructor for courses in Natural and LP gas licensing, plumbing apprenticeship, heating and HVAC, occupational safety and health (OSHA) and related building construction courses. An independent mechanical inspector and consultant, Jim developed the first independent gas training instruction program for Granite State Trade School, which is one of four programs initially approved and accepted by the Office of the State Fire Marshall and initially with the Office of Post Secondary Education in New Hampshire.

Jim has over 48 years of trade experience for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, gas piping, appliance/equipment installation, and related courses. He also performs Train the Trainer courses for the National Associaton of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors Association. Jim is the official mentor and proctor for the National Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation eLearning Plumbing and HVAC online curriculum programs approved by the State of New Hampshire.

Jim is a former Service Supervisor and Service Trainer for EnergyNorth Natural Gas / Propane and KeySpan Energy Delivery, a Service Supervisor for Mr. Rooter Plumbing & Heating in Manchester, New Hampshire and an Investigator for the Massachusetts State Plumbing and Fuel Gas Licensing Board, as well as having been a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor for 15 years.

Jim is currently licensed in states of Maine & NH as a Master Gasfitter, Master Plumber, and Septic System Designer/Installer. Jim is a member of the National Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association.

Joe Steinmetz

Gas Service Training

Joe brings nearly 50 years of industry and education experience to Granite State Trade School. Prior to becoming an educator, he spent 15 years working in the plumbing, heating, HVAC and electrical trades.

Joe has served as Adjunct Faculty at Manchester Community College where he taught Refrigeration Load Estimating, Air Conditioning Circuits and Controls (Heat Pumps) from 1980 to 1983. He continued as Adjunct Faculty member at Manchester Community College from 2011 to 2013, teaching Heating and NORA Oil Heat. His stellar career in education was highlighted by 31 years as the HVAC and Electricity Instructor at prestigious Pinkerton Academy from 1981 to 2012.

Joe received an Associate Degree in Applied Science, HVACR at Manchester Community College in 1977. He completed DCNE Carrier Training for Gas and Oil Heat, Heat Pumps, Air Conditioning, Electricity and Controls, Air Handling and Properties of Air in 1980.

Joe currently holds a number of licenses and certifications, including State of NH Master Electrician 3413M, State of NH Gas Fitter GFE0801636, Endorsements: STN/STP, State of NH Experienced Educator, Heating and Air Conditioning, Teacher Certification, 1981 to 2012.


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