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LABORER


The work tasks of the Construction Craft Laborers
  include, but are not limited to, building and repairing
roads, highways, bridges and tunnels; constructing residential
and commercial buildings; erecting and dismantling scaffolds;
laying underground pipe; placing concrete; preparing and cleaning
up a job site; flagging and controlling traffic; cleaning up
hazardous waste sites and the removal of asbestos and lead from
buildings. Work will be located within the jurisdiction of the
Chicago Laborers District Council which consists of Boone, Cook,
DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.


Length of Apprenticeship:
Two years.
Apprentices must have a minimum of 2,400
hours of on-the-job diversified work training.

Apprentices are required to attend 360 hours
of training.

Apprentices who fail to meet satisfactory
attendance and progress in related classes may result in disciplinary
action by the Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice
Fund.

 
Wage Information:
 
Year One
First Six Months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Two
First Six Months 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 
 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension.
 

Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old and show proof
of age.

Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Must have a minimum 10th grade education.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable
transportation.

Must be able to read, understand, write and
communicate the English language.

Must pass an illegal substance test.
Must be able to physically perform the work
of the trade.

 

Working Conditions:
Laborers perform physically demanding tasks,
in a variety of weather conditions that require strength,
endurance and agility.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Any type of construction safety training
would be beneficial.
 

Abilities:

Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to work with all types of machinery.

Must be able to work at heights (scaffolds)
and in confined spaces.
 

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

Previous experience working with construction
is beneficial.

 

Entry Process:
Complete an application and pay $20 non-refundable administrative
fee (no personal checks).

Submit the following at time of application:

1.Orginal Birth certificate
2. High School diploma, G.E.D. or transcripts
showing completion of the 10th grade.

3. Social Security card.
4. Picture I.D. (driver’s license or
state issued ID)
.

5. A Letter of Intent to Hire from a participating signatory
contractor on company letter head signed by an authorized person.
Take an aptitude test
Submit to an oral interview.
Pass a drug test.
Valid Drivers License
 
 
 
Contact:
Chicagoland Laborers District Council Training and Apprentice Fund
(630) 653-0006
1200 Old Gary Avenue
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
 

Director of Apprenticeship
Paul Hoetzer
website: chicagolaborers.org

 

>MACHINERY MOVERS, RIGGERS, & ERECTORS

Riggers move, hoist, and erect industrial, medical, and printing technology,
as well as art and museum work (submarines, airplanes, etc.), amusement parks, power houses,
and all other equipment relative to the trade.


Length of Apprenticeship:
Three (3) years (approximately). 6,000 hours of
on-the-job training.

The term will be based upon the total number of hours worked rather
than calendar years.

Apprentices are required to complete 144 hours
of classroom instruction every year.

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee has the power to shorten or extend
the term of Apprenticeship with the approval of the International Association of Bridge,
Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers.
 
Wage Information:
 
First Year 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
2 1/2 Years 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Three Years 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance, Annuity.
 

Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.
Must be a high school graduate and have a diploma
or a GED Certificate.

Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable
transportation.
Must pass a mathematics and aptitude test.
Must pass a physical examination.
 

Entry Process:

Contact the Riggers’ Union at (708) 615-9300 for more information.
 
 
Contact:
Machinery Movers, Riggers, and Erectors Local Union 136
(708) 615-9300
1820 Beach Street
Broadview, Illinois 60155

Coordinator:
Daniel O’Donnell
 

 

OPERATING ENGINEER


Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy
construction equipment such as cranes, compressors, and hoists.
They use this equipment to excavate, move, or grade earth, erect
structural steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving
materials.


Length of Apprenticeship:

Four (4) years (approximately) – minimum
of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Apprentices must complete 240 classroom hours.
(80 hours of classroom instruction per year.)
Apprentices must receive 192 “hands-on traning
site” hours per year.

Apprentices must pass three performance tests.

 
Wage Information:
1st Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd Year 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
1st half of 3rd Year 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd half of 3rd Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
1st half of 4th Year 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd half of 4th Year 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
Pay levels for Journeyworkers vary depending
upon what type of machinery is being operated.


 
 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance,
Vacation Savings Plan.

 

Basic Requirements:

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

Must be a resident of Kankakee, Grundy, Will,
Kendall, DuPage, Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Livingston, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, JoDavies, Stephenson, Winnebago,Boone,Dekalb,Ogle,Carroll,Lee,Whiteside,Henry and Mercer.
NOTE: Local 150’s jurisdiction
includes areas in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. For purposes
of this book, all information pertains to the above-mentioned
counties from Illinois.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at
the time of selection.
 
 
 
 

Working Conditions:

Operating Engineers work in all types of
weather elements and the majority of work is performed outdoors.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Shop classes.
 

Abilities:

Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to withstand extreme weather
conditions.

 

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

Any experience working with heavy equipment
or as a laborer is helpful.

 

Entry Process:

Complete and return application. (Applications
are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and
Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Take and pass a physical exam within 30 days
of acceptance into the program.

Must meet basic requirements and pass an
oral interview at time of five-day training site evaluation.
 
 
Contact:
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement
Program
(815) 722-3201
19800 W. Arsenal Road
 
Wilmington, IL 60481
Coordinator:
Brian Roland
www.asiplocal150.org
 
 
 

 

 

OPERATING ENGINEER TECHNICIAN


Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy
construction equipment such as cranes, compressors, and hoists.
They use this equipment to excavate, move, or grade earth, erect
structural steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving
materials.


Length of Apprenticeship:

Four (4) years (approximately) – minimum
of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Apprentices must complete 864 classroom hours.

 
Wage Information:
1st Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd Year 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
1st half of 3rd Year 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd half of 3rd Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
1st half of 4th Year 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd half of 4th Year 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
Pay levels for Journeyworkers vary depending
upon what type of machinery is being operated.


 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance,
Vacation Savings Plan.
 

Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
Must be a resident of Kankakee, Grundy, Will,
Kendall, DuPage, Cook, Kane, Lake, McHenry,Livingston,LaSalle,Bureau,Putnam,JoDavies,Stephenson,Winnebago,Boone,DeKalb,Ogle,Carroll,Lee,Whiteside,Henry and Mercer
NOTE: Local 150’s jurisdiction
includes areas in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. For purposes
of this book, all information pertains to the above-mentioned
counties from Illinois.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at
the time of selection.
 
 

Working Conditions:

Operating Engineers work in all types of
weather elements and the majority of work is performed outdoors.

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Shop classes.
 

Abilities:
Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to withstand extreme weather
conditions.

 

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

Any experience working with heavy equipment
or as a laborer is helpful.

 

Entry Process:

Complete and return application. (Applications
are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Take and pass a physical exam within 30 days
of acceptance into the program.
Must meet basic requirements and pass an
oral interview at time of five-day training site evaluation.

 
 
Contact:
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement
Program
(815) 722-3201
 
19800 W. Arsenal Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
Coordinator:
Brian Roland
www.asiplocal150.org
 
 
 

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