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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.Original 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 a reliable means of transportation to the
job sites and training facilities.
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 in many industries, including road and bridge construction,

building construction, mining, steel mills, and municipal public works.
Operating Engineers work in all types of weather and extreme conditions.

Length of Apprenticeship:

6ooo hours on the job, or approximately four years

  • Apprentices must complete a minimum of 240 classroom hours

  • Apprentices must complete a minimum of 192 field hours
  • Apprentices must compete a minimum of 3 equipment proficiency
 
Wage Information:
 
 
1st Year                                                    50% of journeyman’s scale
2nd Year                                                  60% of journeyman’s scale
3rd Year                                                   70% of journeyman’s scale
4th Year                                                   80% of journeyman’s scale
 
 
 
Pay levels for Journeyworkers vary depending
upon what type of machinery is being operated.


 
 
 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental,REF Annuity,RMSP Annuity
Vacation Savings Plan.

 
 

Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a high school Diploma or GED
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 and maintain throughout apprenticeship.
Must be Drug Free!!!
 
 
 
 

Working Conditions:

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

 
 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Shop or Industrial Art type classes, Building Trades, Welding, etc.
Points awarded for Academic Honors (3.0 GPA or Higher)
Construction Trade type experience helpful
 
 

Abilities:

Must be able to lift, climb, and sit for extended periods
Must be able to endure extreme weather
conditions.

 
 

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

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

 
 

Application Process:

Application period is generally November 1st thru the 30th

A $25 dollar money order is required along with a current Driver’s License

that includes you current address at time of application.

If selected, applicant will need to pass a five day evaluation and oral interview

 
 
 
Contact:
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement
Program
William E Dugan Training Center
19800 W. Arsenal Roak
Wilmington, IL  60481
Phone: 815-722-3201
Fax: 815-423-5749
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

OPERATING ENGINEER – HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECH

 
Heavy Equipment Technicians repair heavy construction equipment in many industries, including road and bridge construction, building
construction, mining, steel mills, and municipal public works.  Operating Engineers work in all types of weather and
extreme conditions.
 

Length of Apprenticeship:

8,000 hours on the job, or approximately five years.

  • Apprentices must complete a minimum of 864 classroom hours
  • Apprentices must complete a minimum of 192 field hours
  • Apprentices must complete mechanical and welding proficiencies

Wage Information (approx):

1st Year                                   50% of journeyman’s scale

2nd Year                                 60% of journeyman’s scale

3rd Year                                  70% of journeyman’s scale

4th Year                                  80% of journeyman’s scale

5th Year                                  90% of journeyman’s scale

 



 
 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Dental Insurance, REF Annuity, RMSP Annuity,
Vacation Savings Plan, Training Center
 
 

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 and maintain throughout apprenticeship
Must be Drug Free!!!
 
 

Working Conditions:

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

 
 

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Shop classes or Automotive, Electrical, Welding, etc.
Diesel or Automotive Technology School
Diesel or Automotive Mechanic Experience
 
 
Abilities:
Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to endure extreme weather
conditions.

 
 
 
 Application Process:
  • Applications accepted year round
  • a $25 dollar money order is required along with current Driver’s License that includes
    your current address at time of application
  • If selected, applicant will need to pass a five-day evaluation
  • and oral interview.
 
 
Contact:
Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Program
William E. Dugan Training Center
(815) 722-3201
 
19800 W. Arsenal Road
Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: 815-722-3201
Fax:      815-423-5749
 
 
 

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