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GLAZIER


Glaziers install metal framing, metal doors,
meat doors, certain types of curtain wall, unitized systems,
glass doors, door closers, insulated glass, glass railings,
glass panels, glass in skylights, glass in wood or metal frames,
glass in wood or metal doors, and perform MIG, TIG and arch
welding.

 

Length of Apprenticeship:

Three (3) years – minimum of 4,200 hours
of on-the-job training.

Apprentices begin by attending two nights
of orientation.

Apprentices attend classroom instruction
one night per week, three hours a night for the remainder
of the program.

Related instruction as required.

 

Wage Information:
First Six Months 35% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 45% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Six Months 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fourth Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fifth Six Months 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Sixth Six Months 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage

 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension and Annuity.

 

Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old and show a
birth certificate.

Must be a legal resident and have a Social
Security Card.

Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.

Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must have reliable transportation.

 

Working Conditions:

Glaziers work in all kinds of weather conditions.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Mathematics, mechanical drawing, geometry,
and computer classes.

 

Abilities:

 

Must be able to lift at least 70 pounds.

Must be able to work at high levels from
scaffolds and ladders.

Must be able to follow instructions.
Must be able to pay attention to details.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Familiarity with construction work, glazing
work, and power tools is helpful.

 

Entry Process:

Complete application at the J.A.T.F. office. (Applications
are available year round on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call
for an appointment.)

Pay a $25 application fee. (No personal checks.)
Submit required documents with application: High School Diploma/GED,
Drivers’ License, Social Security Card, birth certificate.

Take and pass an aptitude test and oral interview.

Applicant must seek employment. Once hired, prior to starting work,
the applicant must meet with the coordinator, present the letter of intent to hire from
the contractor stating name, address, telephone number, social security number and
starting date of employment, pending drug screening.

Must take a drug test within 48 hours or 2 working days after presenting
letter of intent.

Applicant must then pay $475 non-refundable initiation fee.

Apprentice Coordinators:

Bob Jacobs and Ken O’Donnell

 

Contact:

Glaziers Local 27 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
(708) 443-9000
4225 Lawndale
Lyons, Illinois 60534
website: Glaziersunionlocal27.com



HEAT & FROST INSULATOR


Heat and Frost Insulators work with commercial
and industrial insulation. They install insulation and soundproofing
for heating, ventilation, steam generation, process piping &
plumbing systems; remove hazardous waste; and fire stopping.

 

Length of Apprenticeship:

 

Five (5) years – minimum of 720 hours of
classroom instruction.

Apprentices receive 144 hours of classroom
instruction per year.

Apprentices must receive a minimum of 1,600
hours of on-the-job training a year.

Wage Information:
First Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Year 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Year 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fourth Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fifth Year 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage

 

Benefits:

Health Insurance, Pension, Annuity.

 

Basic Requirements:

 

Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.

Must be physically fit to work in the construction
industry.

Must pass a drug test.
Must be a U.S. citizen or in the process
of naturalization.

Must pass an aptitude test.

Must pass a pulmonary function exam.

Working Conditions:

Heat & Frost Insulators work in all types
of weather elements with the majority of work being performed
outdoors.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Algebra, geometry, and mechanical drawing
classes.

 

Abilities:

 

Must work well with others.
Must be able to understand and follow instructions.

Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.

Must be able to work at high levels on ladders
and scaffolds.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Hazardous waste handling experience is helpful.

 

Entry Process:

 

Obtain and complete application. Call office for application availability.
Submit copies of high school diploma, high
school grades, and/or G.E.D certificate.

Pass a physical exam.
Submit references. 
Pass a pulmonary function exam.

Take and pass a general aptitude test.
Pass a drug screening test.

Contact:
Heat & Frost Insulators Local 17 Joint Apprenticeship and Training
Committee

(708)-468-8000
18520 Spring Creek Dr.              

Tinley Park, IL   60477

 

Coordinator:
Robert McGuckin

 



IRON WORKER


Iron Workers must be able to perform in the
following categories: structural; ornamental; reinforcing; and
machinery moving and rigging. This work includes erecting structural
steel bridges, buildings, viaducts, subways, tunnels, roof decking,
pre-stressed and post-stressed concrete; applying sheeting to
structural steel frames; and installing metal stairways, catwalks,
floor gratings, iron ladders, ornamental grilles and screens,
gates, chain link fences, and decorative iron-work fences and
balconies.

 

Length of Apprenticeship:

 

Four (4) years
Apprentices attend school once a week from
September – May during year one, three, and four of the program.
During year two, apprentices attend school two nights a week.

Apprentices also work five days a week receiving
on-the-job training.

Wage Information:
0-900 hours 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
901 – 1,800 hours 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
1,801 – 2,700 hours 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
2,701 – 3,600 hours 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
3,601 – 4,500 hours 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
4,501 – 5,400 hours 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
5,401 – 6,300 hours 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
6,301 – 7,200 hours 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Annuity.

 

Basic Requirements:

Must show a birth certificate.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have photo identification.

Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate. (Transcripts are required.)

Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Must pass an aptitude test.
Must take an oral interview.
Must live within approximately a 35 mile
radius of Aurora for one year prior to application. (If
you are not sure that your town is within the jurisdiction,
call the office.)

 

Working Conditions:

Iron Workers work in all types of weather
conditions and sometimes at great heights. The work can be
hazardous.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

 

Mathematics, drafting, and shop or construction
classes.


Abilities:

Must be able to withstand extreme weather
conditions.

Must be in good physical condition.

 

Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Familiarity with any type of construction
work, welding, or drafting is beneficial.

 

Entry Process:

Complete application at the J.A.T.C. office.
(Applications are accepted once a year. Check your local
papers or call for exact dates.)

Take and pass a general aptitude test.
Applicants scoring in the upper half must
then take and pass an agility test.

Applicants will then be interviewed by the
committee.

Applicants must submit a physician’s note
stating that they are physically capable of performing the
work of an Iron Worker.

Must take and pass a pre-employment drug
screening.

A combination of the test scores will be
used to determine the rank of an applicant.

Applicants with the highest rank are chosen
to enter the program.

 

Contact:

Iron Workers Local 393 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
(630) 585-1600
1901 Selmarten Road
Aurora, Illinois 60505

 

Coordinator:

Darvil Hayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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