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JATC Apprenticeship Programs


Apprenticeship programs are a combination of on the job education and training with classroom instruction that provide individuals with an effective way of entering a career in the skilled workforce. Apprentices earn a living wage throughout the education process, with periodic raises to reflect increased experience and commitment. Once the apprenticeship is completed, workers receive full journeylevel wages and possess a trade certification that is recognized internationally.

Step one for prospective apprentices is usually to review their options in the Building Trades and decide on a trade that best compliments their mental and physical aptitude and corelates with their long-term goals. The Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries website's apprenticeship section is one resource for those interested in learning more about our different crafts. Apprenticeship programs are a substantial commitment, the importance of familiarizing oneself with a trade prior to enrollment cannot be overstated, but previous experience is not required.

Step two involves tracking down and applying to a program. If you visit L&I's website you can find a detailed "how to become an apprentice" link that guides individuals through the process with useful information on how the process works.

Step three is to contact unions directly with inquiries about apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeship Program titles and contact information can be found on the Program Contacts page. Your level of follow-through and persistance directly affect your success, so take an active role in developing your own pathway to Apprenticeship.

The WSBCTC is also available as an apprenticeship resource, feel free to contact us at 360-357-6778 with any questions.

For a list of links with descriptions of the different Building Trades please click HERE

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Asbestos Workers
Mar 20, 2007

Asbestos Workers


 

Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Seattle Local # 7

 

History/ Geographical Area

The Heat and Frost Apprenticeship standards were approved January 28, 1956 and Seattle Local # 7 was formed January 26, 1912 the geographical area covered by this apprenticeship program covers 20 counties of Washington State which are, Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom and Yakima. As an apprentice you could be working anywhere in the 20 counties.

 

Description

Heat and Frost Insulators must be willing to work under almost limitless conditions, from sub-zero weather outside to the hottest summer days and hot boiler rooms, should be able to work in confined spaces as well as working up high using appropriate fall protection. Must be available for work in all 20 counties that our territory covers. We apply materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, duct, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal control of temperatures. Insulation materials come in molded blanket, block foam, and granulated forms of calcium silicate, fiberglass, urethane, cork rubber, etc. and then finish with a layer of jacketing which can be of metal, pvc, cloth or paper. We work in commercial buildings, industrial plants as in refineries, ships, atomic facilities, and private residences. As an a apprentice you will start out at 40% of a journeymen’s wage with a raise every six months throughout the apprenticeship, with that we have two pension plans and health plan that are part of the total wage package.

 

Apprentice Process

The apprenticeship consists of a five year program requiring a minimum of 1,600 hours of On-The-Job training each year in addition there are 160 hours of supplemental classroom instruction training in our classroom each year for the five years of apprenticeship, coming in for 40 hours one week each quarter of the school year.

 

What’s Required by You?

To apply you will to come to our training facility, fill out an application let me have a copy of you current Washington state drivers license and social security card be a minimum of 18 years old we will then get you back in with an interview and basic math evaluation with our apprenticeship committee at which time your put on the waiting list to come into the apprenticeship program.

 

Journeymen Process

Once you have gone though the five years of apprenticeship you will take a final exam consisting of a written and hands on test once that is passed by a 70% score or better you are elevated to journeymen status at which time you can travel and work anywhere you would like to go as a Journeymen insulator. We also have on going training for all of our journeymen to keep our entire workforce up to modern technologies and new materials available in our industry.

 

Who to Contact

Doug Steinmetzer                         

Heat & Frost Ins. JATC Coordinator

3000 NE 4th Street                                                                     

Renton, WA 98056                                                                     

425-235-7827                                                                            

425-235-2419 Fax

Email: dsteinmetzer@rtc.ctc.edu

 

Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local # 7

14675 Interurban Ave. S. Suite # 103

Tukwila, WA 98168

206-812-0777

206-812-0779 Fax

 

Doug Steinmetzer

Seattle Local # 7 JATC Coordinator

3000 NE 4th St. Build E

Renton WA 98056

425-235-7827

425-235-2419 Fax

Email: dsteinmetzer@rtc.ctc.edu

 


Boilermakers
Mar 20, 2007

Boilermakers


 

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 242

 

FACTS

The Boilermakers Local #242 in Spokane, Washington currently has 100 members.  Its jurisdiction covers Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Boilermakers Local #242 donates regularly to the Union Gospel Mission Ministries, Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Food Drive and El Katif Shrine Circus.

 

DESCRIPTION

Boilermakers build boilers, tanks and various types of pressure vessels as well as heat recovery steam generators, heat exchangers and miscellaneous steel fabrication.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Apprenticeship applications are available, from the office, the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Apprentices must work at least 6000 hours and complete 144 hours of classroom training each year before they graduate to journeyman status.  Apprenticeship applicants must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED before they will be accepted into the program.  Once accepted into the apprenticeship, all apprentices are required to attend a 10-hour OSHA safety course and must pass a yearly drug screen.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Boilermakers Local #242

6404 N. Pittsburg

Spokane, WA  99217

(509) 489-1891

(509) 484-5731- Fax

Email: bm242@aol.com

 

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 502

 

FACTS

The Boilermakers Local 502 in Puyallup Washington currently has 300 members.  Our jurisdiction is Western Washington and Alaska

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Boilermakers Local 502 sponsors individuals in the Cancer Society’s Walk for Life, donates to the local area’s Santa Cops, and last year contributed to the Hurricane Katrina Victim’s Fund.

 

DESCRIPTION

Boilermakers build boilers, tanks, and various types of pressure vessels as well as heat recovery steam generators, heat exchanges and miscellaneous steel fabrication.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Apprenticeship applications are available from the office on the first Wednesday of each month.  Apprentices must work at least 6,000 hours and complete 144 hours of classroom training each year before they graduate to journeyman status.  Apprenticeship applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age and have a high school diploma or GED before they will be accepted into the program.  Once accepted into the apprenticeship, all apprentices are required to attend a 10-hour OSHA safety course and must pass a yearly drug screen.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Randy Robbins, Business Manager

Ed Richardson, Assistant/Dispatch

Boilermakers Local 502

16621 110th Ave E

Puyallup, WA  98374

253-435-0330

253-435-0329 Fax

Email: boilermakers502@comcast.net

 


Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Mar 20, 2007

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers


 

WESTERN WASHINGTON MASONRY TRADES

 

HISTORY

The masonry trades apprenticeship program began January 25, 1940, the program covers Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom Counties

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE MASONRY TRADES

  • BRICKLAYERS, lay brick, concrete block, glass block, terra cotta and stone to construct buildings, walls, partitions, arches and other structures. They work outdoors and frequently are on scaffolding. 
  • TILELAYERS, install ceramic tile, stone tile and glass tile to walls, floors and ceilings in an array of designs. They work indoors most of the time. 
  • POINTERS, CLEANERS, CAULKERS, clean, caulk and weatherproof new buildings and restore existing buildings by replacing old mortar, caulking, cleaning or weatherproofing. 
  • MARBLE SETTERS, install marble, granite and limestone to buildings inside and out using mechanical strut systems or copper wire and plaster they also install stone materials on floors, walkways or courtyards. 
  • TERRAZZO WORKERS, mix, pour, level and grind a mixture of cement or epoxy and marble chips of many different colors to produce floors, walks and steps that are long lasting and beautiful. 
  • TILE, TERRAZZO AND MARBLE FINISHERS, are helpers that mix, cut, stock, prepare or clean materials for Tilelayers, Marble Setters or Terrazzo Workers. 

APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS

Must have valid drivers license, high school diploma or GED or have credible previous experience in the trade you are applying for and minimum of 17 years old. The Bricklayer, Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker and Marble Setter program is 6000 hours of on the job training, the Tilelayer and Terrazzo Worker program is 7000 hours of on the job training and the Finisher program is 4500 hours of on the job training. In addition all apprentices attend a minimum of 144 hours per year of related training classes at the training facility.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Randy Johnson

Western Washington Masonry Trades

6770 E. Marginal Way S. Building C

Seattle, Wa. 98108

(206) 768-8333        

wwmtrades@msn.com

 

BRICKLAYERS & ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS LOCAL 1

Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons, Terrazzo Workers, Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Chartered on May 22, 1898, the current jurisdiction of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 is the entire state of Oregon and five or one-half counties in Southwest Washington, up to and including Longview-Kelso.  There are currently 725 members BAC Local 1.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 repaired brick at the West Linn Fire Station, supplied brick and tile work at St. Francis Community Center in Portland, built dugouts for numerous schools and Little Leagues and constructed block shower rooms at Camp Attitude, a camp for wheelchair bound youth near Lebanon.  They built the brick gazebo around a Fire Bell in David Campbell Memorial Park near Civic Stadium as a tribute to Portland Fire Fighters killed in the line of duty.

 

DESCRIPTION

  • Bricklayers, also called Brickmasons, lay building materials such as brick, cinder block, glass block and terra cotta to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Tilesetters apply tile to walls, floors, ceilings following design specifications.  They also install brick pavers.
  • Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers caulk and waterproof new buildings and restore existing buildings with weather proofing methods such a tuck pointing, washing and re-sealing and replacing old caulking.
  • Marble Masons attach marble, granite and limestone to buildings with mechanical strut systems.  They also lay marble and other stone flooring and walks.
  • Stone Masons build stone structures, such as piers, walls and abutments.  They also lay walks, curbstones, and stone floors.
  • Terrazzo Workers level and grind a mixture of cement and marble chips to make beautiful, long lasting floors, walks and steps.
  • Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers supply the support staff for Tilesetters, Marble Setters, Terrazzo Workers and Bricklayers. 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

For Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons and Terrazzo Workers, each apprentice must be 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Each apprentice is required to complete 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.  In addition, 144 hours per year of related training classes are also required.  Related training includes safety, First Aid, CPR and blue print reading.

 

Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers are required to be 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or equivalent; 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related classroom training.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Various classes are offered, ranging from new technology to First Aid, CPR and safety.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Keith Wright, Business Manager

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1, Oregon

12812 NE Marx St

Portland, OR  97230

503-232-0358

503-238-6644 Fax

 

Ric Thompson, President

Mason Contractors Association

Bratton Masonry, Inc.

3609 SW Corbett, Suite 4

Portland, OR  97201

503-224-1940

 

Harold Fridberg, Executive Director

Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon

3609 SW Corbett

Portland, OR  97201

503-224-1940

503-221-4807 Fax

www.mioctio.org

haroldf@mioctio.org

 

Shawn Lenczowski, Apprenticeship

Coordinator Oregon

SW/Washington Mason Trades J.A.T.C.

12812 NE Marx St

Portland, OR  97230

503-223-0358

503-238-6644 Fax

appcordbac1or@pcez.com

 

John Carlson, Director

Tile Contractors Association

Roedel Tile Contracting Co., Inc.

3609 SW Corbett, Suite 4

Portland, OR  97201

503-224-1940

 

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3

Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons, Terrazzo Workers, Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Chartered on September 4th, 1890, the current jurisdiction of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 is the Eastern half of Washington, entire state of Idaho and Montana. There are currently 496 BAC members Local 3.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 repair the Firefighters Memorial yearly, have worked on The Riverside State Park Rock Gazebo. They have constructed concession stands at the Washington State University and donated work at the Ronald McDonald house. Dugouts have been built along with Bar-B-Que pits for the City of Spokane.

           

DESCRIPTION

  • Bricklayers, also called Brickmasons, lay building material such as brick, cinder block, glass block and terra cotta to construct or repair wall, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Tilesetters apply tile to walls, floors, ceilings following design specification. They also install brick pavers.
  • Pointer-Cleaners-Caulkers caulk and waterproof new buildings and restore existing buildings with weather proofing methods such as tuck pointing, washing and re-sealing and replacing old caulking.
  • Marble Masons attach marble, granite and limestone to buildings with mechanical strut systems. They also lay marble and other stone flooring and walks.
  • Stone Masons build stone structures, such as piers, walls and abutments. They also lay walks, curbstone and stone flooring.
  • Terrazzo Workers level and grind a mixture of cement and marble chips to make beautiful, long lasting floors, walks and steps.
  • Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick finishers supply the support for Tilesetters, Marble Setters, Terrazzo Workers and Bricklayers. 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

 For Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointers-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons and Terrazzo Workers, each apprentice must be 18 years old, have two years of High School or Equivalent. Each apprentice is required to complete 4,900 hours of on-the-job training. In addition, 144 hours per year of related training classes is also required. Related training includes safety, First-aid, CPR and Blue print reading.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Various classes are offered, ranging from new technology to First-Aid, CPR and Safety.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Tim Thompson, Business Manager                                   

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers                          

Local 3 WA-ID-MT                                                   

3923 E. Main                                                            

Spokane, WA 99202                                                           

(509)327-2774                                                                                 

(509) 327-6451-fax                                                  

 

David Frangione, Apprentice Coordinator

Inland Northwest Masonry J.A.T.C.

3923 E. Main

Spokane, WA 99202

(509)-327-2774

(509) 327-6451-fax

Email: bricklayers@qwest.net

 

Dennis Augstine, Director

Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors

10607 NE 38th Place, Suite A

Kirkland, WA 98033

(425)827-5517

(425) 827-5562-fax www.masonconf.com

 

Marlin Overton, Field Agent-MT                                         

Local 3 WA-ID-MT                                                   

3923 E. Main                                                            

Spokane, WA 99202

(406)544-6027                                                         


Cement Masons
Mar 20, 2007

Cement Masons


 

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 72

 

History/Facts

The International Brotherhood of Operative Plasters and Cement Masons was founded in 1864, and is the oldest trade union in the United States. Local 72 was chartered January 3, 1890, and has a total membership of about 250. The geographical jurisdiction of Local 72 includes Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.

 

Recent Charitable Projects

The Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program   completes numerous charitable projects every year for community organizations, including churches, schools, and Habitat for Humanity. Recent projects include playground curbing for Holy Trinity Elementary School, sidewalks and steps at Gonzaga Prep High School, and sidewalks for Truth Ministries.

 

Description

Cement masons pour and finish all types of residential and commercial concrete, including concrete floors, steps, sidewalks, driveways, curb and gutter, and concrete paving. Cement masons apply toppings, overlays, stains, and sealers to new and existing concrete. Grinding, patching, and repairing new and existing concrete are also included in the cement masons’ job description. Cement masons ensure that concrete is poured and finished according to professional standards and job specifications.

 

Apprenticeship Process

There are currently 33 apprentices enrolled in the EW & NI Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program. The program requires 4000 hours of on-the-job training, and takes approximately 3 years to complete. In addition, apprentices must complete 160 hours of related supplemental instruction each year.  Applicants to the program must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.

 

Journeyman Process

As concrete technology advances, and new products and processes are introduced, journeymen are upgraded through employer provided training.

 

Who To Contact

Deven Johnson, Business Manager                 

OPCMIA Local 72                                             

3921 E. Main Ave.                                             

Spokane, WA 99202                                          

(509) 326-0575                                                   

(509) 939-9424 Cell                                            

(509) 326-2006 Fax                                           

Email: devenjohnson@hotmail.com

 

Jim Geren, Training Director

EW & NI Cement Masons JATC

2110 N. Fancher Way

Spokane Valley, WA 99212

(509) 535-1880

(509) 209-4619 Cell

509) 534-1164 Fax

Email: jimjatc@yahoo.com

 

Western Washington Cement Masons

 

History/Facts

Chartered February 24, 1941, Cement Masons Local 528 now has a membership of over 1,100.  Its geographical jurisdiction covers Western Washington from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from the Canadian border to all but three counties on the Columbia River.

 

It is part of the oldest building trades International, the OP & CMIA, established in 1864.  Local 528 craftsmen have worked on all structures that use concrete:  roads, high rises, dams, sports arenas, houses, in fact, most man-made structures.  In addition to hard trowel, broom and exposed aggregate, we can make concrete look like any natural material, such as slate, brick, wood or stone.  We color it, stain it, polish it, and stencil it.  Imagination is the only limitation with concrete.  We also set forms, repair concrete with cement-based products, epoxy injection and fiber wrap, and apply decorative and utilitarian toppings of epoxy and polymer-based cement products.  In addition, we need to know how to operate many types of power equipment and tools used in cement finishing.

 

Apprenticeship Process

The program is earn-while-you-learn.  Over three years, apprentices attend class 504 hours and have a total of 5,400 hours of on-the-job training.

 

Journeyman Process

Journeymen take advantage of ongoing adult learning by taking classes in new technologies, safety and certifications.

 

Who to Contact

Frank Benish, Coordinator

6770 East Marginal Way S.

Seattle, WA  98108

(206)762-9286

(206)762-0896 Fax

Email: concretetraining@msn.com

Visit the website at: www.opcmialocal528.org

 

CEMENT MASONS LOCAL 555

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The Cement Masons Local 555 was chartered in Oregon on April 14, 1946.  Today there are 560 members with a jurisdiction that includes the entire state of Oregon as well as three counties in Southwest Washington.  The variety of their craftwork includes roads, dams, commercial and residential construction.

 

Cement Masons apply cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to finish and attain durable and decorative surfaces, according to specifications and drawings.  They also finish surfaces to remove imperfections from freshly poured concrete walls, roads, walkways and ornamental stone facing.  They have been involved in finishing, hand chipping and patching, grouting, end pointing, screed setting, plugging, filling bolt holes, dry packing, setting curb forms, plants, stakes, lines, grades, epoxy coating and injections.  Also includes grinding of concrete done as preparatory patching or when done to produce a finished concrete product.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Requirements for graduation include the completion of 6,000 hours of on the job training coupled with 400 hours of related classroom training.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Journeyman upgrading classes include health and safety, First Aid, CPR, fall protection, Haz-Mat and confined space.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Brett Hinsley, Business Manager                                       

Cement Masons Local 555                                                

12812 NE Marx St                                                               

Portland, OR  97230                                                            

503-232-9341                                                                      

503-255-5699 Fax                                                               

 

Greg Peterson

Cement Mason Apprenticeship

12812 NE Marx St

Portland, OR  97230

503-408-8555

503-251-9995 Fax

 

Contractor Associations                                                     

Burr and Associates                                                            

(Concrete Finishers Contractors Assn.)                            

13425 SW 72nd St                                                               

Tigard, OR   97223

503-624-0927

 

Associated General Contractors

9450 SW Commerce Circle

Wilsonville, OR  97070

503-682-3363

 

Watts & Watts (General and Concrete Contractors Association, Inc.)

3434 SW Water

Portland, OR  97201

503-228-3381

 


Elevator Constructors
Mar 20, 2007

Elevator Constructors


 

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Established December 1906.  Geographical jurisdiction in the State of Washington includes all counties except Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

 

DESCRIPTION

Elevator constructors install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, shuttles, temporary elevators, private residence elevators, manlifts and all types of handicap lifts and stair climbers.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

AGE:               Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

 

EDUCATION: Applicants shall be a high school graduate or provide proof of 

 educational attainment such as completion of the General Education      

 Development (GED) tests. Each applicant shall submit, with the

 completed application, a high school transcript or an official report of GED 

 test results.

 

APTITUDE:    All applicants shall pass an examination designed to test the applicant’s reading and math skills and aptitude for employment the elevator industry. ($25.00 Test Fee)

 

PHYSICAL:    Be capable of performing the physical requirements of the job without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

 

OTHER:          Upon selection, pass a valid drug test.  (Paid by the employer)  Consent to a post offer pre-hire medical exam

 

CONTACT

Earl Baker/NEIEP Area Coordinator

5418 So. 27th St. Suite 3

Omaha, Nebraska 68107  

Phone: (800)861-0405

Fax:     (402)734-0209

E-Mail: earlvbaker@msn.com

www.iueclocal19.homestead.com

 


Glaziers
Mar 20, 2007

Glaziers


 

GLAZIERS, ARCHITECTURAL METAL AND GLASS WORKERS UNION 188

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glass Workers Local Union 188 started in March of 1906.  With a total membership of 727; out of those 727 members, 96 are apprentices.  Geographical Jurisdiction in the State of Washington includes all counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Commercial Glazing: Installing of glass on commercial buildings, such as setting, cutting, preparing, handling, or removal of glass.  Work details include: skylights, framing systems, wall cases, showcases, metal and glass wraps.

Residential Glazing: Installation, or replacement and service of all types of glass related to residential structures.  Work detail include: shower doors, residential windows, mirrors and tub enclosures.

Auto Glass: Replacement of all auto glass.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

The apprentice learns the preparation and installation of various types of glass, mirrors, shower doors, residential windows, storefront doors and metal, revolving doors and automatic doors.  The apprenticeship program incorporates safety classes in their curriculum as well.

 

Commercial:  4 year program, with related instruction 1 night per week.

Residential:  3 year program, with related instruction in block training formatted per quarter.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Journeyman upgrade classes are available throughout the year.  Contact the apprenticeship office for calendar, or visit the website to download the calendar.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kelly Humann

Training Coordinator

6770 E Marginal Way S

Seattle, WA  98108

206-762-7001

www.glaziers188-training.com

 


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Mar 20, 2007

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


 

IBEW / NECA ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIPS

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) was established in 1891 and is now the world’s largest electrical union. In partnership with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), IBEW and NECA have established apprenticeship and training programs to serve the electrical industry in the U.S. and Canada.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Apprentice and journeymen involvement in projects through Habitat for Humanity, KJR Haunted House and assorted non-profit schools have made a positive impact in our communities.

 

DESCRIPTION

Apprenticeship programs are offered for Inside Wiremen, Lineman, Residential Wiremen and Low Energy/Sound and Communication Technicians. These electrical workers install, maintain and repair electrical systems in compliance with state, national and local electrical code.

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

IBEW/NECA apprenticeship programs provide opportunities to “earn while you learn,” through paid on-the-job training, along with classroom instruction. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must also meet Algebra/Basic Math requirements, which may vary depending on the program applied for. Minimum scores on aptitude tests may be required depending on the program applied for.

 

JOURNEYMAN CONTINUING EDUCATION

IBEW/NECA training centers provide classes for journey level electrical workers to maintain their state certifications as well as to keep up with current technology advances and code changes.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Electrical JATC      Inland Empire Electrical Training Trust

Longview, WA                                           Spokane, WA

(360) 425-3550                                         (509) 534-0922

Email: ibew970@qwest.net                     Email: ieett@qwest.net

 

LU 112 NECA Electrical JATC               Northwest WA Electrical Industry JATC

Kennewick, WA                                         Mt. Vernon, WA

(509) 783-0589                                         (360) 428-5080

www.jatc112.org                                        www.nwejatc.org

 

Puget Sound Electrical JATC                  Southwest WA Electrical JATC

Renton, WA                                                Tacoma, WA

(425) 228-1777                                          (253) 475-2922

www.psejatc.org                                         www.swwaejatc.org

 

Northwest Line Apprenticeship                NECA/IBEW Electrical JATC

Portland, OR                                               Portland, OR

(503) 253-8202                                          (503) 262-9991

www.nwlinejatc.com                                   www.nietc.org

 


Ironworkers
Mar 20, 2007
Ironworkers

 
PACIFIC NORTHWEST IRONWORKERS & EMPLOYERS JATC#14  
SERVING EASTERN WASHINGTON, NORTH IDAHO AND WESTERN MONTANA
 
DESCRIPTION
The Pacific Northwest Ironworkers and Employers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee #14 takes applications for apprenticeship on a year-round basis. All interested persons may complete applications at the following locations:
 
IRONWORKERS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING CENTER
16610 E. EUCLID
SPOKANE, WA 99216
WEDNESDAYS      9:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M.
(509) 922-3577
 
IRONWORKERS LOCAL #14 UNION HALL
824 W. LEWIS ST., SUITE 101
PASCO, WA 99301
WEDNESDAYS       8 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
(509) 547- 2911
 
IRONWORKERS LOCAL #14 UNION HALL
201 N. RUSSELL
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 829-9051, Call for appointment
 
VISIT THESE WEB SITES AT:   http://nwiw.com
                                                http://apprenticeship.wa.gov
                                                http://www.jatc14@nwiw.com
 
All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. High School graduate or GED is preferred, must be able to perform the rigorous manual labor required by the trade and have a natural ability to work safely at high elevations with a good sense of balance. You must be able to read write and speak the English language.
 
Conditions of employment include: valid drivers license and social security card, obligation fee to local union and union dues. Eligible candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug screen upon dispatch and participate in the Drug Free Workplace Program. All Ironworkers may be subject to drug screen by employer to ensure a drug free work place for everyone. All Ironworkers are dispatched to jobs.
 
APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
Terms of the training agreement are 6,000 – 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, 1,500 hours probationary period, plus 204 hours minimum of non-compensated classroom related training per year for four years in Spokane, WA at the PNW Ironworkers Training Center.
 
Selection of apprentices is based on qualifications and objective evaluation, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, or sex. This program in operated on a completely non-discriminatory basis. All interested persons are encouraged to apply.
 
IRONWORKERS LOCAL 29
 
HISTORY/FACTS
Chartered on December 14, 1901, the Ironworkers Local 29 now has a membership of 1,208. Its jurisdiction includes all of Oregon and five and one half counties of SW Washington.
 
RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS
The Ironworkers participated in the construction and fabrication of the Keizer Skate Park. They also installed the reinforcing steel for the Ronald McDonald House in Emanuel Hospital, in Portland. The Ironworkers are a sponsor of the Oregon City High School Girls Basketball team and are heavily involved in promoting and coaching local little league teams. Ironworkers installed rebar at the Port City Development and Training Center and they also installed rebar as well as tube steel fabrication for Reynolds High School Dugouts.
 
DESCRIPTION
  • Structural Ironworkers erect structural steel which includes all work in connection with field fabrication, handling (includes rigging, signaling, loading, off loading) sorting, stockpiling, bolting, torque, plumbing, welding, cutting, burning, reaming (includes composite materials), pre-cast components of all shapes and sizes to include but not limited to the construction and reconstruction of building, pre-engineered metal building, bridges of all types, industrial plants and residential structures. Assembly of hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural, pre-cast and composite materials, all work associated with but not limited to the installation of metal decking, edge form, shear lugs and brick lentils in conjunction with all of the above.
 
  • Reinforcing Ironworkers  do all the work in connection with field fabrication, handling, (including rigging, signaling, loading and offloading), cutting, bending, hoisting, placing supporting, burning, welding, stressing, and typing or securing all materials (including composites) used to reinforce concrete including but not limited to all sizes and types of reinforcing steel, wire mesh, (welding wire fabric), hoops, and stirrups, post and pre-stressed cables (mixing and pumping grout in conjunction with post tension cables), personal hand tools associated with the classification are side cutters, belt, rule marking crayons and gloves.
 
  • Ornamental Ironworkers do all work in connection with field fabrication, handling, rigging, sorting, cutting, welding, burning, field layout, securing by all means but not limited to drilling holes in concrete, steel, wood and composite for purposes of anchoring components to structure. For the installation on non-structural applications such as: metal windows and door frames, motor driven and automatic power doors, heavy gauge metal security doors, jail cell doors and furniture, metal trim and paneling, and aluminum curtain-wall frames, ferrous and non-ferrous metal (including composite material) stairs, handrail, catwalks, balconies, canopies, architectural wall panels, fencing, guardrail and sheeting, metal detail that is added to a building for the purpose of embellishment or decorating the structure.
 
APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
The apprenticeship process is a four-year program that requires 1,600 hours per year of on-the-job training plus 200 hours of classroom time each year. Candidates must demonstrate the requirements for journeyman and be a certified welder in at least one classification.
 
JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Journeyman upgrading classes are offered in welding, blueprint reading, safety, fall protection, rigging, post tensioning, layout and fabrication, burning, Haz-Mat, OSHA 10-hour construction safety, theodolite set up and use, flame straightening, computer training and more.
 
WHO TO CONTACT
Kevin Jensen, Business Manager
Ironworkers Local 29
11620 NE Ainsworth Circle
Portland, OR 97220
503-774-0777
503-775-0947 Fax
 
Lee Worley, Apprenticeship Coordinator
503-775-0877
 
Rex Smith, Contractors Association
REFA Erection
PO Box 23724
Tigard, OR 97218
503-698-1158
503-620-9879 Fax
 
IRONWORKERS LOCAL 86
 
HISTORY/FACTS
Chartered on July 1, 1904 the Ironworkers Local 86 now has a membership of 2,092.   Its jurisdiction includes all of western Washington and three counties in eastern Washington.
 
RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS
The Ironworkers recently participated in constructing the Highline baseball field dugouts in Tukwila. They also constructed dugouts and fences for a Seattle Catholic Church. They worked with Rebuilding Together and United Way “Day of Caring”.
 
DESCRIPTION
  • Structural Ironworkers erect structural steel which includes all work in connection with field fabrication, handling (includes rigging, signaling, loading, off loading) sorting, stockpiling, bolting, torque, plumbing, welding, cutting, burning, reaming, (includes composite materials), pre-cast components of all shapes and sizes to include but not limited to the construction and reconstruction of building, pre-engineered metal building, bridges of all types, industrial plants and residential structures. Assembly of hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural, pre-cast and composite materials, all work associated with but not limited to the installation of metal decking, edge form, shear lugs and brick lentils in conjunction with all of the above.
 
  • Reinforcing Ironworkers do all the work in connection with field fabrication, handling, (including rigging, signaling, loading and offloading), cutting, bending, hoisting, placing supporting, burning, welding, stressing, and typing or securing all materials (including composites) used to reinforce concrete including but not limited to all sizes and types of reinforcing steel, wire mesh, (welded wire fabric), hoops, and stirrups, post and pre-stressed cables (mixing and pumping grout in conjunction with post tension cables), personal hand tools associated with this classification are side cutters, belt, rule marking crayons and gloves.
 
  • Ornamental Ironworkers do all work in connection with field fabrication, handling, rigging, sorting, cutting, welding, burning, field layout, securing by all means but not limited to drilling holes in concrete, steel, wood and composite for purposes of anchoring components to structure. For the installation of non-structural applications such as: metal windows and door frames, motor driven and automatic power doors, heavy gauge metal security doors, jail cell doors and furniture, metal trim and paneling, and aluminum curtain-wall frames, ferrous and non-ferrous metal (including composite material) stairs, handrail, catwalks, balconies, canopies, architectural wall panels, fencing, guardrail and sheeting, metal detail that is added to a building for the purpose of embellishment or decorating the structure.
 
APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
The apprenticeship process is a four-year program that requires 1,500 hours per year of on-the-job training plus 160 hours of classroom time each year. Candidates must demonstrate the requirements for journeyman and be a certified welder in at least one classification.
 
JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Journeyman upgrading classes are offered in welding, blueprint reading, safety, fall protection, rigging, post tensioning, layout and fabrication, burning, Haz Mat, theodolite set up and use, flame straightening, computer training and more.
 
WHO TO CONTACT
Steve Pendergrass, Business Manager               
Ironworkers Local 86                                         
4550 S 134th Pl, Ste 102                                    
Tukwila, WA 98168                                                       
(206) 248-4246                                                  
(206) 248-4351 Fax                                          
 
Rex Smith, Contactors Association
REFA Erection
PO Box 23724
Tigard, OR 97218
(503) 698-1158
(503) 620-9879 Fax
 
Erich Smith, Apprenticeship Coordinator
(206) 244-2993

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
Mar 20, 2007

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


 

PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAM

WESTERN AND EASTERN WASHINGTON

PAINTING AND DECORATING. MARINE PAINTER, EQUIPMENT PAINTER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PAINTER,

FLOORCOVERING, DRYWALL FINISHER

 

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 6, 1939

 

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COVERED

The area covered by these Standards shall be all of Clallam Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom Counties. The Standards shall also cover that portion of Pacific County north of a line formed by extending the northern border of Wahkiakum County west to the Pacific. For the Traffic Control Painter, the area covered shall be all of the State of Washington, except Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties and that portion of Pacific County north of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to the ocean. Marine Painter covers King County only. Drywall finisher, Painter Decorator, and Floorcovering covers all of Eastern Washington

 

DESCRIPTION

Equipment Painters work mainly in shop settings, Marine Painters work on large ships, abrasive blasting, priming and applying finish coats, Painter Decorators paint commercial buildings inside and out, Traffic Control Painters apply the stripes, buttons, and crosswalks to roads and parking lots. Drywall finishers apply tape and joint compound to gypsum wallboard to make it ready for painting. Environmental Painters work on lead and asbestos abatement. Floorcovering apprentices install carpet and soft tile to floors.

 

APPRENTICE PROCESS

We currently have approximately 600 apprentices. All programs require 144 hours of class a year and are 3 year programs, except Floocovering in Western Washington is a 4 year program. Minimum application requirements are 18 years of age or 17 with parental or guardian permission. Must have High School Diploma or GED, and valid Washington State drivers license.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

District Council #5 provides a wide variety of Journey upgrade classes weekly throughout the year and Certifications in Health and Safety training, including CPR/First Aid, Respirator fit tests, SSPC C-7 Abrasive Blasting Certification, and Lead Abatement.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Don C. Olson                                                                          
Training Director                                                                     

DC #5 Apprenticeship and Training                                       

6770 E. Marginal Way South                                                   .

Seattle, WA  98108                                                   

206-762-8332                                                                                                                                                   

 

Bob Gratzer

Floorcovering

DC #5 Apprenticeship

6770 E. Marginal Way S

Seattle, Washington  98108

206-762-8332

 

Jim Quade                                                                                

Spokane  509-993-8296                                                            

 

Barb Crawford

Tri Cities   509-949-3991


Laborers
Apr 04, 2007

Laborers


 

Laborers

 

Construction work is dependent on the use of complex equipment, and a broad selection of materials and techniques. As such, the construction craft laborer is increasingly expected to have enhanced competencies in using, managing, and understanding resources, information, and technology, as well as basic communication, comprehension, and interpersonal skills. Laborers perform a wide range of physically demanding tasks involving building and highway construction, tunnel and shaft excavation, hazardous waste removal, environmental remediation, and demolition. They are amongst the first crafts on the job and the last craft to leave.

 

Apprenticeship & training programs

The Laborer Apprenticeship program provides continuing work opportunities for eligible candidates who meet the following requirements: applicants must be at least 18 years of age, must pass a drug screening, possess a minimum of tenth grade schooling (or equivalency), and a valid driver’s license. Apprentices are required to attend and successfully complete 320 hours of formal education classes (available at multiple facilities) while they are working in the construction field. To complete the two year program, each participant must satisfactorily put in 4,000 hours of on the job training, and meet attendance and performance goals.

 

Contacts

WA and N. ID District Council of Laborers

David Letinich - Business Manager

805 164th Street SE, Suite 101

Mill Creek, WA 98012

425.741.3556



 

 

 

Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Apprenticeship Program

Tawny Sayers / Peter Lahmann / Larry Walters

27055 Ohio Avenue

Kingston, WA

800.554.4457    

360.297.4150 Fax

 

Local 238

Spokane

Craig Gruenig – Business Manager

1330 N. Calispell Street

Spokane, WA 99201.2316

Phone: 509.328.6660     fax: 509.328.0600

 

 

 

Local 242

Seattle

Dale Cannon – Business Manager

2800 1st Avenue, Room 50

Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206.441.0481     fax: 206.728.8756

 

 

 

Local 252

Aberdeen

Paul Harris - Agent

2728 Simpson Avenue

Aberdeen, WA 98520

Phone: 360.533.5658     fax: 360.533.5663

 

 

 

Local 252

Bremerton

Bob Reick – Agent

632 5th Street, Room 9

Bremerton, WA 98337

Phone: 360.377.1313     fax: 360.479.7592

 

 

 

Local 252

Olympia

Paul Jones - Agent

119 ½ N. Capitol Way

Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 360.357.6460     fax: 360.357.9900

 

 

 

 

Local 252

Port Angeles

Bob Reick - Agent

P.O. Box 2084 / 416 E. 1st

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: 360.457.6929     fax: 360.417.1545

 

 

 

Local 252

Tacoma

Don McLeod Jr.– Business Manager

1742 Market Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 360.383.1493     fax: 360.597.4980

 

 

 

Local 276

Bellingham

Chris Johnson – Business Manager

1700 N. State Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360.733.0900     fax: 360.733.0089

 

 

 

Local 292

Everett

Dan O’Connor – Business Manager

2810 Lombard Avenue, Suite 100

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425.259.5077     fax: 425.252.3062

 

 

 

Local 292

Wenatchee

Eric Thrift - Agent

27 North Chelan Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Phone: 509.662.9762     fax: 509.663.4570

 

 

 

Local 335

Vancouver

Dave Ritchey – Business Manager

2212 NE Andresen Road

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 360.695.3318     fax: 360.699.6142

 

 

 

Local 348

Pasco

Mark Reavis – Business Manager

P.O. Box 1530 / 204 W. Clark

Pasco, WA 99301

Phone: 509.547.7553     fax: 509.547.4313

 

 

 

Local 440

Seattle

Kim Williams – Business Manager

565 13th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: 206.329.1540     fax: 206.329.0156

 

 

 

Local 614

Yakima

Jim Carvo – Business Manager

507 S. Third Street

Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509.452.4332     fax: 509.452.4337

 

 

 

Local 791

Longview

Glenn “Butch” Willman – Business Manager

P.O. Box 1825

Longview, WA 98632

Phone: 360.423.5690     fax: 360.423.6722

 

 

 

Local 901

Mt. Vernon

Frank Enniss – Business Manager

1221 Riverside Drive, Suite C

Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360.336.6159     fax: 360.336.6159


LADS
Apr 04, 2007

LADS


LATHING, ACOUSTICAL, DRYWALL AND THERMAL INSULATION

 

THE WORK

Lathing is a trade that is performed on both interior and exterior surfaces. Complete buildings may be framed from structural steel studs, sheeting or metal lath and made ready for plaster by the lather. Also many fancy ornamental shapes such as gothic arches, ellipses and domes are formed and shaped by the lathers’ skills. Drywallers and metal stud framers use metal studs instead of wood studs. Metal studs and drywall are used almost exclusively in commercial high-rise construction because of their superior fire rating. Acoustical suspended ceilings are common in most tenant areas of high-rise buildings. Computer room floors are also done by the acoustical worker. Insulators work with both thermal and sound insulation using many variations of rolled and rigid insulation systems.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The apprentice must be able to work at great heights on scaffolding, sometimes several stories high. You must use power tools and power lifts. Work outdoors can be in all types of weather. Heavy lifting (sheets of drywall weigh up to 120 pounds) is required. Much of the work is overhead application. The apprentice must be physically strong and fit.

 

THE APPRENTICESHIP

This program, depending upon trade, requires 4,000-8,000 on-the-job training hours (two to four years) and an additional 144-465 of related classroom instruction.

 

APPRENTICESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

(not the same for each program, please review the Program Standards for each program for specific requirements)

• At least 18 years old (with proof of age)

• High school diploma or GED

• Pass a basic math test

• Pass a basic reading test

 

CONTACT

L.A.D.S. Training Center – Lather Systems, Acoustical Systems, Drywall Systems

3000 NE 4th St, Bldg A

PO Box 3076

Renton, WA  98056

253-435-5835

253-435-2357 Fax

 

L.A.D.S. Satellite Training Center

609 Sunset Park Drive

Sedro Woolley, WA  98248

253-435-5835

253-435-2357 Fax

 


Operating Engineers
Apr 04, 2007

International Union of Operating Engineers


 

OPERATING ENGINEERS REGIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM, JATC

 

FACTS

We are the Training Program for the Heavy Equipment Operators. We cover all of Western Washington in the jurisdictions of IUOE Locals 302 & 612 since 1972. We offer four (4) different Apprenticeship programs as well as Journey-level skill improvement courses. If you already have at least two (2) years experience in either Construction Equipment Operation, Surveying or Heavy Duty Equipment repair (as used in Heavy Highway and commercial buildings) you may qualify to join as a journey-level Operating Engineer.

 

DESCRIPTION

The Operating Engineers' Apprenticeship Program is sponsored by the International Union of Operating Engineers in conjunction with the Associated General Contractors, for the purpose of recruiting and training people who are interested in a career in operating and maintaining heavy equipment and doing construction surveying.  We currently accept approximately 40-60 apprentices per year, depending on conditions in the job market. The apprenticeship program is an "Earn While You Learn" type of program with wages starting around $19.78 per hour plus a good benefit package on top of that. The union is a full-referral union, which means you don't have to look for a job--that's what we do for you. Once you reach Journey level status at over $28.91 per hour, opportunities across the nation will open up to you!

Construction Equipment Operator (CEO)

The CEO apprentice operates a variety of heavy equipment.

Heavy Duty Repairperson/Mechanic (HDR)

The HDR apprentice repairs and maintains equipment.  Candidates must have two (2) years of vocational training in diesel repair, or the equivalent experience.  It is helpful to have a CDL with endorsements for these positions.

Hoisting Engineer (HE)

The HE apprentice works exclusively with the crane industry.

Grade Tech (GT)

The GT apprentice works exclusively in the grade and survey industry.

 

To apply you will need to send the information listed below to the Training Center:   1)  Completed Application (available online at www.oetraining.com or call the Training Center Office) 2)  Resume/Work History 3)  Letter of Recommendation        4)  Copy of  Diploma/GED**  5)  Copy of WA Driver’s License  6)  Copy of Social Security Card          7)  Copy of Birth Certificate **if you are under 18 years old you will need to apply for a waiver if you can supply verification of two (2)  or more  years experience within the construction industry.

 

CONTACT

16921 Vantage Highway    

Ellensburg, WA  98926

(509) 968-3203        

(509) 968-4422 Fax

Website:  www.oetraining.com

E-Mail: jatc@oetraining.com

James Agnew, Director

Tami St. Paul, Training Coordinator         

Sandy Winter, Training Coordinator

 

Operating Engineers Local 612

1555 S Fawcett Ave

Tacoma, WA  98402

253-572-9612

253-591-9882 Fax

www.iuoe612.org

 

Operating Engineers Local 302

18701 – 120th Ave NE

Bothell, WA  98011

425-806-0302

425-806-0030 Fax

www.iuoe302.org

 

Operating Engineers Local 370

 

History

Local 370 of the International Union of the Operating Engineers was chartered in May of 1936.  In December of 1938 our charter was expanded to include apprenticeship and junior engineers.  In May of 1949 Local 285 of Southern Idaho merged with Local 370.  This currently makes 370’s jurisdiction the entire State of Idaho and Washington East of the 120th Meridian.  Local 370 currently have 1975 members.

 

During the late 60’s and early 70’s Local 370 membership was approximately 4,500.  This influx of membership was due to large amounts of work on the Columbia River and Snake River projects.  These projects included the Dworshack Dam on the Clearwater, railroad relocation down stream from Lewiston, and the Lewiston Levees.  Our members have been instrumental in the construction and additions to the largest concrete structure in the U.S., the Grand Coulee Dam, which the original portion was finished in 1942.

 

The International Union of Operating Engineers has a proud history of helping build and maintain the hi-ways, bi-ways, bridges and buildings throughout the country. Our members operate a variety of heavy equipment.  These could include road graders, cranes, excavators, paving machines, rollers or forklifts.  Some of our members are also mechanics that repair and maintain these machines and grade checkers set the elevations for these projects.

 

Apprenticeship

Local 370’s Apprenticeship training facility is located on sixty acres in Spangle Washington.  It has over 30 pieces of heavy equipment, class rooms, dorm facilities, huge shop (for equipment repair and mechanic apprentice training), RV parking and other amenities.  This facility is used for journeymen upgrades and apprenticeship related training.  The Apprentice program is 8,000 of hours on the job training in conjunction with an annual 160 hours of related training.  Between the on the job training and the related training the goal is to produce qualified journeymen that will perpetuate our craft, while making a living wages with medical and pension benefits. 

 

Every year the apprentice program of Local 370 tries to do a community service project.  These have included work for Habitat for Humanity, City of Spangle. Spokane Police Department and numerous other projects.

 

Contacts

Mark Wagar, Training Director                                 

Western States Operating Engineers                          

P.O. Box 210                                                              

Spangle, WA 99031-0210                                          

509-235-9393

509-235-9395 Fax                                                      

opereng@wsopen.org                                                 

                                                                                   

Curt Koegen, Business Manager

IUOE Local 370

510 S. Elm

P.O. Box 3386

Spokane, WA 99220

509-624-5365

509-624-5554 Fax

Email: oe370@qwest.net

 

Mike Noble, Organizer

IUOE Local 370

510 S. Elm

P.O. Box 3386

Spokane, WA 99220

509-624-5365 Office

509-624-5554 Fax

Email: Oe370@qwest.net

 

OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 701

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Chartered on September 18, 1918, the Operating Engineers Local 701 has a total of 4,300 members.  Its jurisdiction includes all of Oregon and five and one-half counties in Southwestern Washington.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Christmas in April and Local 701 Cheer-A-Child gift collection for Albertina Kerr Foundation.

 

DESCRIPTION

  • Paving and Grading Operator apply concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways.  They operate equipment used for compacting gravel, dirt or other materials.
  • Excavating and Loading Machine Operators tend machinery with scoops, shovels, or buckets to dig and load loose materials.
  • Grader, Bulldozer and Scraper Operators remove, distribute, level or grade earth.
  • Logging Tractor Operators drive tractors equipped with bulldozer blade, frontal hydraulic shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack or crane boom to fell trees, skid, load and unload, stack logs, pull stumps or clear brush.
  • Operators also control and maintain auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, fans, compressors, condensers, feedwater heathers, filters and chlorinators that supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, and auxiliary power for turbines, generators, boilers, and other power-generating plant facilities. 
  • Crane Operators run mechanical boom or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines or products.
  • Crushing, Grinding, Mixing and Blending Machine Operators tend machines that crush, grind or polish a wide variety of materials including coal, glass, rock, etc.
  • Earth Drillers include core, well and foundation drill operators and horizontal and earth boring machine operators.  They operate drills to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, remove core samples for mineral exploration or soil testing and facilitate use of explosives in mining or construction.
  • Floating Equipment Operators run floating equipment such as floating crane, derrick barge, floating clamshell and dredges.
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators use gasoline or electric-powered industrial trucks or tractors equipped with forklift, elevated platform or trailer hitch to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site or similar location.
  • Guardrail Installers use guardrail punch or guardrail auger to install posts for mounting protective barriers.
  • Hazardous Waste Removal Operators run remote controlled and robotic equipment and power machinery to remove hazardous waste.  Jobs include oiler (assistant to the engineer), incinerator control board operator and assistant, temporary heating plant operator, surface heater and planer operator.
  • Machinery Maintenance (Mechanics) change parts, lubricate machinery and perform other routine machinery maintenance.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Apprentices participate in 6,000 hours on-the-job training and 488 hours of related training.

 

OBTAINING JOURNEYMAN STATUS

Journeyman candidates must pass training standard performance (TSP) evaluations on three specific pieces of equipment.

 

JOURNEYMAN UPGRADE PROCESS

Journeyman upgrading classes include equipment specific curricula on occupational safety and health issues, productivity and competency improvement in the operation of heavy equipment.  Advanced courses in related fields include supervisory training, CPR/First Aid, grade checking and competent persons training.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Mark Holliday, Business Manager

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701

555 East First Street

Gladstone, OR  97027

503-650-7701

503-650-7715 Fax

 


Plasterers
Apr 04, 2007

Plasterers


 

Western Washington Plasterers Joint Apprenticeship

 

History/Facts

Established in 1939.

 

Description

Includes exterior stucco, & EIFS, Interior work consists of Three coat plaster, Veneer, Venietion, Ornamental Plaster & Fireproofing.

 

Program

Is approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

 

Length

7000 hrs on the job training & 136 RSI hours (class hrs) per year.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.  Drivers license, proof of insurance and social security card.

 

Contact Information

Matthew Markham

3000 NE 4th Street

Renton, WA  98056

Phone: 425-235-7879

Email: mmarkham@rtc.ctc.edu

 

 


Plumbers & Pipefitters
Apr 04, 2007

Plumbers & Pipefitters


 

SEATTLE AREA PLUMBERS, HOUSING PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS, REFRIGERATION AND MARINE PIPEFITTERS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 32

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 22, 1939. Geographical area covered are all of King, Clallam, Jefferson, Chelan, Okanogan Counties and the western one-half of Douglas County and the western one-half of Ferry County.

 

CHARITABLE PROJECTS

We have a twenty-foot trailer and 2006 Dodge sprinter van that is set-up for charity projects. We work with habitat for humanity and many other charitable projects though out our comminutes. We have a retire plumber who is our charity coordinator. Apprentices and Journeymen of Local 32 volunteer there time. We have Organized Labor and Contractors giving back to our comminutes in the Plumbing and Mechanical Industry.

 

Apprenticeships

We sponsor apprenticeship in Commercial and Housing Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting/Welding, HVAC/Refrigeration, Firestop/Containment worker. We currently have 390 apprentices taking part in the apprenticeship program. This program requires 6,000 hours of on the job training for Housing Plumber and 8,000 hours for Firestop/containment worker and 10,000 hours for Commercial Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitting/Welding and HVAC/Refrigeration. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma and transcripts or equivalent. Asset or Compass testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug Testing are required.

 

For more in-depth information go to:

www.seattlepipetrades.org

 

Who to Contact

Grant E. Holmes, Training Coordinator            Dale W. Wentworth, Refer Coordinator

Seattle Area Pipe Trades                                Seattle Area Pipe Trades

595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100                  595 Monster Road S.W. Suite 100       

Renton, WA. 98055                                        Renton, WA. 98055

(425) 271-5900 Ext 124                                  (425) 271-5900  Ext 125

(425) 271-4985 (Fax)                                      (425) 271-4985 (Fax)

ed@seattlepipetrades.org                              dale@seattlepipetrades.org

 

 

 

WEST SOUND PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on January 31, 1964. Geographical areas covered are Kitsap and Mason Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the West Sound Pipe Trades have 28 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The West Sound Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Larry Durdahl, Training Coordinator

West Sound Pipe Trades JATC

7725 NW Elderado Blvd

Bremerton, WA 98312

(360) 377-1118

larry@ua26.org

 

 

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on November 1, 1940. Geographical areas covered are Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the Southwest Washington Pipe Trades have 94 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Southwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Elmer Arter, Training Coordinator

SW Washington Pipe Trades JATC

8501 Zenith Court NE

Lacey, WA 98516

(360) 486-9400

elmer@ua26.org

 

 

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON PIPE TRADES JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of the Apprenticeship Standards were adopted on March 21, 1947. Geographical areas covered are Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Residential Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanics are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  The skills of our graduates support a variety of Washington industries: waste water treatment facilities: oil and chemical plants: computer chip manufacturing facilities: electricity generation plants and pulp and paper production. Were on-the-job at construction sites for residential, industrial, and commercial facilities and we help build everything from homes to schools, restaurants to hotels, apartments to condominiums, and many other major facilities.  

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently the Northwest Washington Pipe Trades have 91 apprentices taking part in the Apprenticeship Program. This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid Washington State driver’s license and live in the area the Committee serves for at least one year. The Apprenticeship Committee reserves the right to waive the requirement(s) of the one (1) year of algebra and one (1) year of geometry.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Northwest Washington Pipe Trades Joint Apprenticeship Committee Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to the journeymen of UA Local 26 relating to continuing education for the Washington State Plumbing and HVAC/R License, welding and new technologies in the piping industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Gary Peterson, Training Coordinator

NW Washington Pipe Trades JATC

780 Chrysler Drive

Burlington, WA 98233

(360) 486-9442

gary@ua26.org

 

INLAND EMPIRE PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING INDUSTRY APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 44

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 4, 1940.  Geographical area covered are Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane Stevens, and Whitman Counties in the State of Washington. Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Nez Perce and Shoshone Counties in the State of

Idaho.

 

CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Apprentice’s donated work-installing drinking fountains on the Stone Park Project and remodeling bathrooms for the Martin Luther King Center in Spokane WA.

 

DESCRIPTION

Plumbers, Steamfitters/Pipefitters and Refrigeration Fitters are all Craftsmen who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, comfort heating and air conditioning and many other uses.  They also alter, remodel and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators, and other heating units.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Currently has 38 members taking part in the Apprenticeship Program.  This program requires five years of schooling and 10,000 hours of on-the-job training. Minimum application requirements include high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year Algebra and one year of plane geometry. Asset Testing, Valid Driver’s license and Drug testing.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

The Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Apprenticeship Training

Program Training Center provides a variety of upgrading courses to journeymen relating to continuing education for the UPC Code and new technologies in the industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Patrick J. Perez, Training Director                          

Inland Empire Plumbing and Pipefitting JATC       

3915 E. Main                                                          

Spokane WA.  99202                                              

(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4                                            

(509) 534-3514                                                      

patp@mtmspokane.com                                       

 

Scott B. Smith, Business Manager

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44

3915 E. Main

Spokane WA. 99202

(509) 624-5101

(509) 534-3514

ua44@qwest.net

 

Karen Anderson

Office Manager Inland Empire JATC

3915 E. Main

Spokane WA  99202

(509) 624-5258 Ext. 4

(509) 534-3514

karenjatc@qwest.net

 

 

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS & STEAMFITTERS LOCAL 290

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 is the largest pipetrades organization west of the Mississippi, serving nearly 4,500 skilled craftsmen.  Local 290’s jurisdiction spans Oregon, Southwestern Washington and Northwester California.

 

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS

Members of U.A. 290 complete numerous charitable projects every year for community organizations.

 

DESCRIPTION

U.A. Local 290’s plumbers are responsible for the installation of potable water systems, drain, waste, and vents, backflow devices and medical gas systems as well as residential fire sprinkler systems.  Union fitters work predominately in Oregon’s once thriving shipyard industry, as well as in specialty fabrication shops.

 

With 4,000 plumbers and steamfitters, Local 290 can handle any piping installation imaginable, from nuclear plants to the high tech industry.  Heating, cooling and system controls are all part of the steamfitting trade.  Heavy emphasis is placed on welding of components for extremely strong and dependable pipe systems.  Only U.A. 290 fitters have the skills necessary to keep Oregon’s high tech industry a viable worldwide contender.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Apprentices are required to attend 216 hours of classroom training annually, along with a full 40 hour per week work schedule.  U.A. apprentices serve in a five year program.  The variety offered by union apprenticeship develops journeymen with a wide ranging experience and skills, making them the most valuable, best trained plumbers and steamfitters in the world.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Journeyman upgrading classes include Soldering/Brazing, First Aid, Seismic Restraints, Confined Spaces, UPC Code Review and Tube Bending.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Al Shropshire, Business Manager                         

U.A. Local 290                                                         

20210 SW Teton Ave

Tualatin, OR  97062

503-691-5700

503-691-0626 Fax

Clara Shropshire, Apprenticeship Coordinator

U.A. Local 290

20210 SW Teton Ave

Tualatin, OR  97062

503-691-1997

503-691-0908 Fax

 

Frank Wall, Executive Director

Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association

8600 SW Saint Helens Dr., Suite 200

Wilsonville, OR  97070

503-682-7917

503-682-6241 Fax


Roofers
Apr 04, 2007

 

Roofers


 

INLAND EMPIRE ROOFERS & EMPLOYERS JOINT APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING IDAHO/MONTANA/WASHINGTON

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Applications are accepted on a year round basis.  Apply Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Applicants shall meet the following minimum qualifications:  be at least 18 years of age at time of application; have sufficient education to satisfactorily complete required theoretical instruction; physically able to perform the work of the trades; shall be working as a roofer/waterproofer helper for a qualified employer.  They shall work or show proof of having worked a minimum of 200 hours at the roofing/waterproofing trade.

 

Applicants are required to: 1) fill out an application for apprenticeship form at 102 E. Boone Ave, Spokane, WA. 2) Provide proof of age. 3) If the applicant claims credit for any college, military or technical school training they must submit documentation to verify applicant’s attendance.

 

The number of new apprentices accepted will be based upon the needs of the industry.

 

The recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, or sex.  The sponsor shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required by the rules of the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council and Title 29, Part 30 of the Code of Federal Labor Standards.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Inland Empire Roofers & Employers J.A.T.C.

102 E Boone Ave

Spokane, WA  99202

(509) 327-2322

 

PIERCE COUNTY ROOFERS JATC

 

HISTORY/FACTS

The area covered is all of Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties with headquarters in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications must be clearly state and applied in a nondiscriminatory manner.

 

AGE

Apprentices registered in accordance with these standards who have not heretofore been connected with the trade shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age, they shall have a valid driver’s license or identification card in the state of Washington.

 

Education

They shall have a sufficient schooling to meet the requirements of the trade.  Completion of the GED, High School Diploma or greater or completion of the 10th grade.

 

Physical

They shall be in good health.

 

Term

The term of apprenticeship shall be two (2) years schooling and not less than four thousand nine hundred (4900) hours of reasonably continued employment for the apprentice.

 

DESCRIPTION

Workers install new roofs and repair and remove old roofs using a variety of materials. They cover roofs with wood shingles, composition, shingles, asphalt and gravel, slate, tiles and single-ply materials. The work is conducted on both commercial and residential buildings.

 

Program sponsors are selective in apprenticeship

They will ask if you have previous work experience and if so, what your work record is.  Basically, they are looking to see if you are prepared for a successful career in the Roofing industry.  Like most industries and business, we are looking for the best, those with a positive attitude who want to be a productive part of our industry.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Pierce County Roofers JATC

3049 S 36th Street, Room 214

Tacoma, WA  98409

253-474-0528

roofapp@qwest.net

 

 

SEATTLE AREA ROOFERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

JOB DESCRIPTION

Roofers field fabricate new roofing and waterproofing on site with many common and state of the art materials.  They also repair existing roofs and remove for replacement roofs that have failed.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for apprenticeship training must be at least 18 years old and physically capable of performing the work of the trade.  Applicants must also be able to prove their age with acceptable picture identification, have good English skills and be able to pass a drug test.  Dependable transportation is mandatory!

 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

Training consists of 4,900 hours of ON?THE?JOB?TRAINING as an apprentice with a participating roofing contractor and 3 years of classroom training, one night a week for 7 months and 2 weeks full time each winter.

 

WAGE SCALE

Currently, journeyman wage is $25.62 per hour plus $8.91 in benefits.  $1.00 will be added to the total in June of 2007 and again in June of 2008.  Apprentices currently receive:

 

60%    $ 15.37 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $1.92 Pension

67%    $17.17 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $1.92 Pension

74%    $18.96 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $1.92 Pension

81%    $20.75 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $3.97 Pension

88%    $22.55 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $3.97 Pension

95%    $24.34 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $3.97 Pension

100%   $25.62 + $4.90 Health Insurance & $3.97 Pension

(Wages and Benefits are subject to change)

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Roofers have an excellent pension plan paid for by the employer.  The Plan requires only a five (5) year vesting with at least 1,000 hours worked each year.

 

The employer also pays for a health insurance plan.  It covers the entire family with health, dental and vision care benefits.  Roofers must establish initial eligibility prior to using health insurance coverage by working a pre-determined number hours within a specified time period.  Initial eligibility requirements are subject to change by the Plan.

 

AVERAGE HOURS WORKED

Apprentices who remain with the trade can expect to work roughly 1200 to 1500 hours during their first twelve months.  This is an estimate and depends on many economic considerations.  In addition the individuals motivation, learning ability and attitude toward hard work will weigh heavily.

MISCELLANEOUS

Roofing work can be very hard.  You should be physically and mentally prepared for this experience.  You will be required to provide your own transportation to widely separated job sites throughout Puget Sound.  Bus riders, bicycle riders or persons without their own vehicle do not meet the adequate transportation requirement.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Gregg Gibeau, Coordinator

Seattle Area Roofers Apprenticeship Program

2800 First Avenue, Room 320

Seattle, WA 98121?1114

206 728?2777

206 728-0129 Fax

 


Sheet Metal Workers
Apr 04, 2007

Sheet Metal Workers

 

 

SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 66

 

History/Facts

Chartered January 1, 1988, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 currently has over 4,800 members.  Local 66 has a jurisdiction that covers all counties in the State of Washington with the exception of Clark and Skamania, the counties of Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallawa in the State of Oregon and the counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce and Shoshone in the State of Idaho.

 

Description

Sheet metal workers make, install, and maintain heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning duct systems in both residential and commercial applications; roofs; siding; rain gutters; downspouts; skylights; restaurant equipment; industrial systems and many other products made from sheet metal. They also may work with fiberglass and plastic materials. Although most workers specialize in fabrication, installation or maintenance, some do all three jobs.

In addition to installation, some sheet metal workers specialize in testing, balancing, adjusting, and servicing existing air-conditioning and ventilation systems to make sure they are functioning properly and to improve their energy efficiency. Properly installed duct systems are a key component to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, which causes duct installers to sometimes be referred to as HVAC technicians. A growing activity for sheet metal workers is building commissioning, which is a complete mechanical inspection of a building’s HVAC, water, and lighting systems.

Apprenticeship Process

Apprenticeship opportunities are available in three different state approved programs within the sheet metal industry: Sheet Metal Worker, HVAC Service Technician and Sheet Metal Test, Adjust and Balance Technicians.  All three programs are five years in length and consist of both classroom and on-the-job training.

 

In addition to the three commercial programs mentioned above, a three year residential sheet metal apprenticeship is also available.

 

Who to Contact

Eric J Martinson                            Eric Peterson
Business Manager                        Admin Coordinator

Sheet Metal Workers Local 66    Western WA SM JATC

11831 Beverly Park Rd, B2         11831 Beverly Park Rd, B1

Everett, WA 98204                        Everett, WA 98204

(425)820-2306                              (425)438-1406

(425)820-9464                              (425)438-1936

ericm@smw66.org                       ericp@wwsmjatc.org

 

Steve Smith                              John Merk

Training Director                      Training Coordinator

N.E. WA / N. ID                         S.E. WA/N.E. OR Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal Training Trust       JATC

7209 E. Trent Ave.                P.O. Box 2626

Spokane, WA  99212              Pasco, WA 99302

(509)928-5009                        (509)547-0511

(509)982-3022                        (509)366-3321

ssmith@smtt.org                     JohnM@bossig.com

 

SHEET METAL WORKERS LOCAL 16

 

HISTORY/FACTS

Chartered January 25, 1888, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 currently has 2,167 members.  Its jurisdiction covers Oregon’s Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Crook, Gilliam, Hood River, Multnomah, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Grant, Harney, Yamhill, Deschutes, Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, Lincoln, Coos, Curry, Lake, Douglas, Lane and Jefferson counties and Washington State’s Clark and Skamania counties.

 

DESCRIPTION

Sheet Metal workers fabricate and install all fittings, duct work and related devices used for heating ventilation and air conditioning systems in residential, commercial and industrial applications such as:

 

  • Kitchens usually for commercial applications; made primarily of stainless steel, serving lines in restaurants; numerous industrial applications such as dust collection equipment and pollution control systems and all supporting structures.
  • Architectural metal roofing, gutters, skylights, siding and related ornamental work for interior and exterior uses.
  • Marine applications.

 

Sheet metal workers may install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air or other purposes in building and similar structures.

 

They offer essential services to the high tech industry.  Sheet metal workers provide ultra high purity air for maintaining a clean environment for the production of computer chips.  They also exhaust waste material from machines that make computer chips.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

Five-year class program along with on-the-job training provides the apprentice with skills needed in the sheet metal trade.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Len Phillips                                     Dennis Boyd

Business Manager                           Training Coordinator

Sheet Metal Workers Local 16          Sheet Metal Training Center

2379 NE 178th Ave.,Suite 16             2739 NE 178th Ave.

Portland, OR  97230                         Portland, OR  97230

503-254-0123                                  503-257-1022

503-254-0157 Fax                            503-257-1302 Fax

 

 



Sprinkler Fitters
Apr 04, 2007

Sprinkler Fitters


 

Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices

 

HISTORY/FACTS   

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards were adopted November 1953. Geographical area covered are: Island, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish and Thurston in the State of Washington.

 

DESCRIPTION

Sprinkler Fitters are pipefitter specialists who install fire protection systems. As members of the pipe trades, we are often mistaken for plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or irrigation workers. We install, service, and maintain Fire Protection systems of every conceivable type. We work on industrial, commercial and residential construction sites.

 

Our graduates find work opportunities locally and across the country. As a graduate, you, too, will have a tremendous advantage over untrained workers. You’ll find respect and recognition and a strong sense of pride and satisfaction in your work.

 

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS

The variety of skills offered by union apprenticeships develops journey level workforce that combine academic knowledge with on-the-job training. You literally earn while you learn during the five-year program.

 

Minimum application requirements include: age 18, high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and drug testing. Apprentices are required to attend 144 hours of classroom training annually, along with a full 40 hour week work schedule.  Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters Apprentices serve in a five year program.

 

You will work for a union employer with wages based upon a percentage of the Journey Level pay scale. Effective July 1, 2007 Journey Level wage will be $38.54 per hour. You will receive predetermined pay increases every six months of satisfactory progress both on-the-job and in the classroom.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

Continuous Journey Level training is also available for graduates who wish to update their skills with state-of-the-art technology and new techniques. Journey Level classes include: Backflow Prevention, Fire Pumps I – III,  Hydraulic Calculation Basics, NFPA Codes, OSHA 10 and Valves.

 

WHO TO CONTACT          

Michael Dahl, Business Manager                   Charles Brooks, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices      Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices

2800 – 1st Ave. Room 111                              Duwamish Industrial Education Center

Seattle, WA  98121                                         6770 East Marginal Way South, Bld B

(206) 441-0737                                               Seattle, WA 98108

(206) 441-2939 Fax                                        (206) 764-0395

MIKED@UALOCAL699.ORG                         (206) 764-0392 Fax

WWW.UALOCAL699.ORG                            School699@qwest.net          

 

 


Teamsters
Apr 04, 2007

 

Teamsters


 

WASHINGTON / NORTHERN IDAHO CONSTRUCTION TEAMSTERS

 

The Washington Construction Teamsters Apprenticeship Program is a 3000 hour on the job training program covering a variety of Teamster Construction Equipment, including truck and pup, dump trucks, belly dumps and boom trucks.  During your apprenticeship you will work on construction sites - learning your trade from qualified journey person teamsters.  In addition, you will attend supplemental related training of at least 144 hours per year.

 

Prior to beginning your on the job training, you must attend six weeks of initial training at the Training Center to learn the basics of the trade and prepare you to pass the required tests to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.  You are not paid for the six weeks of initial training.

 

Construction employment is somewhat different than most industries.  A contractor hires only enough construction hands to complete a project.  Upon job completion, and layoff, the apprentice must sign the out-of-work list at the union hall.

 

The wages and fringe benefits for journey person teamsters are negotiated with the employers.  Apprentice wages are based on a percentage of the current journey person wage rate.  A beginning apprentice’s wage rate is 70% of a journey person’s hourly wage. An apprentice’s wage increases in 10% increments as he/she advances through the program.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Age:                At least 21 years of age.

Education:      Reading and language comprehension sufficient to perform the work of the Teamsters.

Physical:         Must be able to meet the requirements of the trade.

Testing:          None

Other:             Valid driver’s license (DMV Report) with ability to obtain CDL (DOT physical).

 

APPLICATION & CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Applications will be made available year round by contacting Teamsters Training Center; 2410 East St. Helens, Pasco, WA 99301, (888) 600-8297 or an application may be downloaded from our website at www.teamsterstraining.org. 

 

Applicants shall submit the following information within thirty (30) days of receiving the application before their application will be considered complete:

 

1.                  Copy of current valid driver’s license.

2.                  Copy of DOT physical card.

3.                  Copy of current DMV report.

 

 




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