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Sheet Metal Workers

Four (4) year apprenticeship:

Architectural Sheet Metal- brass and copper ornamentation, columns, skylights, signs, Gutters and downspouts. Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning- design, fabrication and install. Testing, adjusting and balancing-fine tuning and maintaining HVAC components. Use of computers to fabricate sheet metal products and troubleshoot HVAC systems. Health, Safety and Environmental training. Food and Beverage- Stainless Steel fabrication and installation in restaurants, cafeterias etc. Welding and fusing different types of metal using the latest technological processes. Service work with includes installing, maintaining and repair of equipment that conditions air.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Physically fit to perform work
  • Strong math skills
  • Valid Drivers license and Social Security card
  • All applicants must complete a NCRC test /Contact Iowa Works 712-233-9030
  • Work will be both outdoors and indoors, with a large portion of work being performed overhead.
  • The apprentice will be required to attended related training classes, most likely in the evening.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

The apprentice will receive increment wage rate increases based on a percentage of the journeyworker rate, beginning at approximately 45% of journeyworker pay with 5% increase each six (6) months.

Plumbers & Steamfitters

Five (5) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Plumbers & Steamfitters are craft workers who install pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases needed for sanitation, industrial production or other uses. They also alter and repair existing pipe systems and install plumbing fixtures, appliances and heating and refrigeration units.

Plumbers: install pipes for water, gas, sewage, and drainage systems, especially those connected to public utility systems. They also install sanitary facilities such as lavatories, toilets, bathtubs, bathroom fixtures, showers, kitchen fixtures, drinking fountains, and laundry equipment.

Steamfitters: (Welders or HVAC Technicians) are craft workers who assemble, install, and maintain pipes to carry water, steam, compressed air, gases and fluids required for processing, manufacturing, heating, cooling, or refrigeration, and in particular those in industrial and commercial buildings.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Physically fit to perform work
  • Must obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate of Silver or Higher
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Apprenticeship in the pipe trades is extremely selective. Acceptance for training depends on the applicant’s qualifications and the manpower need of the trade. In order to increase your chances of being admitted for our program, we highly recommend that you attend a Registered Pre-Apprenticeship program that utilizes the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum.

The typical apprenticeship program is five- years of intensive technical training, consisting of at least 10,000 hours of on-the- job and related classroom training.

Processes related to mathematics, drafting, the use of tools and maintenance, general shop and work practices, including safety, restressed during the apprenticeship both on-the-job and in the classroom. Week-long, daytime classes are attended six times per year.

During that week of school, apprentices receive State of Iowa Training monies. At the conclusion of an apprenticeship, one will not only have six licenses but an Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree.

Apprentices earn all of this for the small cost of books. In 2016, this was $200.00 per year!

APPRENTICE WAGES:

An apprentice’s starting wage is 45% of journeyworker wages, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices also receive benefits which include health insurance and pension.

APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS:

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. There is a $25 application fee.   Interviews are given every three to four months.

Painters

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

A Painter is a construction professional who works at applying paint, stain, varnish, wallcoverings, and other finishes to residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Painters work on new construction projects as well as repainting existing structures.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Birth Certificate

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Painters participate in an apprenticeship- training program before becoming a Journeyworker. The term of apprenticeship is four years of classroom training for a minimum of 144 hours a year, one day a week, in addition they work 6,400 hours of on-the-job training.

The classroom instruction consists of preparation, tools, materials, equipment, woodworking, blue print reading, wallcoverings, spray painting, sandblasting, decorative finishes, as well as many different safety related subjects.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

An apprentice’s starting wage package starts at 50% of Journeyworker wages, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. An apprentice receives benefits such as health insurance and a pension.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Union Hall in Des Moines, Iowa.

Operating Engineers

Three (3) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Apprentice Operators learn safe and productive operation on all types of heavy machinery such as: cranes, forklifts, excavators, motor graders, dozers, scrapers, loaders, etc. on construction sites along with general machine maintenance.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Physically fit to perform work
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen
  • Must be able and willing to travel anywhere in the State of Iowa
  • Experience in construction helpful, but not mandatory

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

In addition to 6,000 hours of training received on the job, an apprentice will attend 144 hours per year of related training at our training facility. The related training will consist of, but will not be limited to:

  • Operate equipment in a safe, productive
  • Perform general inspections and maintenance on equipment.
  • Blueprint reading along with staking and grading of projects.
  • Perform safe rigging and hand

APPRENTICE WAGES:

Apprentice starting wages vary by local union contract but are a percentage of the journeyworker wage package, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices receive such benefits as health insurance and pension.

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS:

Our application process is open on a year-round basis. Individuals may send us a letter of request, e-mail, or fax; stating their full name, address, phone, and reasons why they want to join our program. An application and more information will be mailed. E-mail requests may be sent to Local234ATT@gmail.com

Ironworkers

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Ironworkers build the steel skeleton that supports every major structure. We place the rebar that gives strength to concrete roads, bridges, columns, floors and walls. We erect wind towers, dams and communication towers.

We build pre-engineered metal buildings and metal siding. We rig heavy machinery, load and un-load steel and equipment. Ironworkers set the doors, windows and metal façade that polishes the buildings appearance. We install metal stairways, handrails, guardrails, catwalks, and grating. Ironworkers build bridges, office towers, and stadiums. We install metal fencing, and gates. As an Ironworker, you will weld, burn, torch, cut and fabricate various types of metal.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years old,
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physically fit to preform work of the trade which is primarily

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

As an Ironworker apprentice you will train on Saturdays from November to March. So not to interfere with your work, you will be able to earn while you learn our craft. We will train you in all aspects of our trade, Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety standards, and proper safety of a Journeyman Ironworker. As a part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers you will be able to travel nationwide after completing your apprenticeship.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

Starting wage of a first-year apprentice is 75% of journeyworker wages, plus a benefits package including health, dental, and vision care. Also including, an annuity and a pension plan. An apprentice receives annual pay increases. Pay increases for Foreman, Superintendent’s, and supervision.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted the first two weeks in June of every year. Pre-apprenticeship employment is offered as a probationary member to those who qualify and apply outside of our apprenticeship timelines.

Electricians

Five (5) year Inside Wireman Electrician Apprenticeship

Three (3) year Telecommunications Apprenticeship

NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Electricians install and repair electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Lighting, power, security, telecommunications, electrical motors, transformers and building automation components all operate through electrical systems assembled, installed, and wired by electricians.

These workers sometimes work at heights, in confined spaces and out in the elements. Electricians follow blueprints and specifications for most installations. To install wiring in factories and offices, they may bend, fit, and fasten conduit (pipe or tubing) inside partitions, walls, or other concealed areas.

For safety, electricians strictly follow the requirements of the National Electrical Code and, in addition, must comply with state, county and municipal code requirements.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a Valid Driver’s License (we require a copy)
  • Must be a High School graduate or have a GED
  • Provide us with a copy of your Social Security card.
  • Provide us with official high school transcripts, as well as any post-high school transcripts.
  • Provide any GED records if applicable.
  • Provide evidence of completion of at least 1 year of high school algebra or 1 post-high school algebra course with a passing grade.

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Inside apprentices complete over 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Telecommunications apprentices complete over 4,800 hours of OJT. All apprentices receive over 180 hours of classroom instruction each year.

Apprentices attend classes one afternoon a week throughout the school year.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

The starting wage for apprentices varies by program and is between 40 – 75% of Journeyworker wages. Benefits include: Health insurance, pension plan, training and education.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted year round at the training center. The hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plasterer & Cement Masons

Plasterers mix and apply coats of standard and decorative plasters both inside and out. Cement masons smooth and finish exposed concrete surfaces on projects such as walls, floors, steps, sidewalks, driveways and roads. The bulk of the work is in commercial and industrial building.

Boilermakers

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

The Boilermaker’s work includes repairing, fabricating, and assembling boilers, tanks, vats, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and similar vessels made of metal plate.

Boilermakers assemble and erect prefabricated parts and fittings at construction sites where the boilers or other pressure vessels are to be used after installation is completed, and make all necessary tests to check for defects. They also do repair work in the field. A variety of tools are used when assembling and erecting steel plate units at a building construction site.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • StrongMath and Reading Skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Boilermakers participate in an apprenticeship-training program before becoming a Journeyworker. The apprenticeship is four years or 6,000 hours, where the apprentice receives on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Classroom topics include blueprint reading, shop, mathematics and welding. In addition, the apprentice is required to attend 4 one- week classes (annually) held in Kansas City, MO. (Rooms and travel are paid by the Hall, for apprenticeship classes). Apprentices attend classes for 8 hours each day, for 5 days.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

An apprentice’s starting wage package will be 70% of the Journeyworker wage package, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices receive benefits such as health insurance and pension.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the union hall in Kansas City or at the Newton location.

Insulators

Four (4) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

An Insulator is a construction professional who works at mechanical duct and pipe insulation and HVAC covering and domestic water covering for commercial and industrial projects.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Birth Certificate

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

Insulators participate in an apprenticeship- training program before becoming a Journeyman Mechanic. The term of apprenticeship is four years of classroom training for a minimum of 160 hours a year, one day a week, in addition they work 1,760 hours of on-the- job training. The classroom instruction consists of preparation, tools, materials, equipment, book work, mechanical pipe and duct mock ups, and many different safety related instruction.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

An apprentice’s starting wage package starts at 55% of Journeyworker wages, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. An apprentice receives benefits such as health insurance and a pension.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications are accepted year round at the Union Hall or online at www.insulatorslocal57.org.