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SHEET METAL WORKER


 Sheet Metal Workers fabricate, service and install heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment. They also work in industrial plants, install architectural sheet metal, and perform specialty fabrication.


Length of Apprenticeship: Five (5) years – Minimum of 1,000 hours of
classroom instruction.
Apprentices attend school one week every 10 weeks
and then receive on-the-job training for nine weeks.

 

Wage Information:

 

Pre-Apprentice 30% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year One
First Six Months 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 45% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Two
First Six Months 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Three
First Six Months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Four
First Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Five
First Six Months 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 

Benefits: Health & Welfare, Annuity, Savings Plan,
Pension.

 


Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 17 years old. Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.
Must present a birth certificate. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have military discharge papers, if applicable.
Must pass an aptitude test.

 

Must pass a drug test. Must pass a physical exam.

 


Working Conditions: Sheet Metal Workers work in all types of
conditions, both indoors and out.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Preparatory Classes: Mathematics, trigonometry, blueprint reading,
computer, drafting, and shop classes.


Abilities: Must be physically able to perform the work
of the trade.

 


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)
Previous employment in construction or experience
with computers and drafting would be beneficial.


Entry Process:

Complete application and pay a $25 fee. (Applications
are available on-line at www.smart265.org. )
Submit all necessary documents. Take and pass an aptitude test. Take and pass a physical exam. Take and pass a drug screening.

 

Applicants, after completing the above, will
be ranked by their results in three areas. These are: education;
work experience; and math and language skills. A
pplicants will be ranked by score and placed on
an eligibility list from which apprentices will be selected.

 


Contact:
Sheet Metal Workers Local 265 Joint Apprenticeship and Training
Committee
(630) 668-0110

 

205 Alexandra Way
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
 
 

 

 

 

Coordinator:
Dennis Moran, Director of Training 

website:www.smart265.org
 
 
Sheet Metal HVAC Service Technician
 
Sheet metal HVAC service technicians service, repair, maintain, start up and install any and all types of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning residential, commercial, and industrial systems.  They also service any and all controls associated with any and all types of HVAC equipment and systems.
 
Length of Apprenticeship:
Pre-Apprenticeship – 30% of Journeyman’s Wage
Pre-Apprenticeship – (after 90 Days) – 35& of Journeyman’s Wage
Year One – 1st 6 mos. – 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year One – 2nd 6mos – 45% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Two – 1st 6 mos. – 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Two – 2nd 6 mos.-55% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Three 1st 6 mos. – 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Three 2nd 6 mos.-65% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Four 1st 6 mos. – 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Four 2nd 6 mos.- 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Five – 1st 6 mos. – 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Five – 2nd 6 mos.- 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level – 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 
Benefits:
Health & Welfare, Annuity, Savings Plan, Pension.
 
Basic Requirements:
  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate.
  • Must present a birth certificate.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have military discharge papers, if applicable.
  • Must pass an aptitude test.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Must pass a physical exam.

Working Conditions:

Sheet Metal Workers work in all types of conditions, both indoors and out.

Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Mathematics, classes, computer classes or any HVAC classes.

Abilities:

Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

Work Experience:

(Helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.) Previous employment in building construction, maintenance, repair work, experience with computer, electricity, working with people and having a mechanical ability.

Entry Process:

  • Complete application and pay a $25 fee. (Applications are available on-line at www.smart265.org)
  • Submit all necessary documents.
  • Take and pass an aptitude test.
  • Take and pass a physical exam.
  • Take and pass a drug screening.
  • Applicants, after completing the above, will be ranked by their results in three areas.  These are education; work experience; and math and language skills.
  • Applicants will be ranked by score and placed on an eligibility list from which apprentices will be selected.

 

Contact:

Sheet Metal Workers Local 265 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

205 Alexandra Way

Carol Stream, Illinois  60188

(630)668-0110

www. smw265.org

Coordinator: Dennis Moran

 

 

 

 

 



 

SHEET METAL WORKER


Sheet Metal Workers are skilled craftsmen who
fabricate, install, repair and alter heating, air-conditioning,
and ventilation systems. They also install metal roofing and
siding along with architectural sheet metal, spary booths, paint
drying ovens, industrial exhaust and air pollution control systems.

Length of Apprenticeship:

Four (4) years plus Probationary Period.
– Minimum of 1,400 hours of classroom instruction. 

Apprentices attend school for 10 weeks during probationary period.

Apprentices spend the remainder of time receiving on the job training.

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th year apprentices attend school 3 times a year for two weeks each time.

 

 

 


Wage Information:

 

Probationary Apprentice 35% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year One
First Six Months 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 45% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Two
First Six Months 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Three
First Six Months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year Four
First Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
 
   
   
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 

 

Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension (Local &
International)
, Annuity, Savings Plan.


Basic Requirements: Must be at least 17 years old. Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.
Must take an aptitude test. Must submit an official birth certificate.
Must present a valid driver’s license.
Must submit a copy of a DD-214 (Armed
Forces Discharge)
, if applicable.
Must pass a drug test. Must pass a physical exam.

 


Working Conditions: Sheet Metal Workers work in all types of
conditions, both inside and out.

 


Recommended Preparatory Classes: Mathematics, drafting, computer, blueprint
reading and shop classes.

 


Abilities: Must be able to work at high levels with
ladders and scaffolds.
Must be able to work in extreme weather
conditions.
Must be healthy with no major disabilities.

 


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not
necessary for acceptance.)
Previous employment using mechanical or
mathematical ability would be beneficial.

 


Entry Process: Complete application. 1) a copy of your high school diploma/G.E.D.
certificate.
2) an official copy of your birth certificate.
(No copies accepted.)
3) an official translation for any of the
above listed documents that are not in English.
4) Must present identification with a photo
(i.e. driver’s license).
5) a copy of Form DD-214 (Armed Forces
Discharge)
, if applicable.
Must pay a non-refundable $20 application
fee.
Take an aptitude test. Applicants are ranked according to test
scores and are selected from the top of the list.
Before indenture, you must take and pass
a physical exam and a drug test. (Applicant must pay approximately
$55 for physical exam).

 

Contact:
Sheet Metal Workers Local 73

 

(708) 544-5711
2701 Van Buren St.
Bellwood, Illinois 60104

 

 

 

Coordinator:
Mike Skraba

 

 

 

 

 




 

SPRINKLER FITTER


Sprinkler Fitters install, repair, and maintain
all types of fixed piping, automatic fire protection systems.


Length of Apprenticeship: Five (5) years – Minimum of 1,080 hours
of classroom study.
Apprentices attend a 40 hour orientation.
For five years, apprentices spend one day
every other week in the classroom and four days receiving
on-the-job training.

 

Wage Information:

 

First Six Months 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Year 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Year 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fourth Year 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fifth Year 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 
Benefits: Health Insurance (after 600 hours),
Pension (after six months), Vacation (immediate).

Basic Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old. Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.
Must pass a physical exam. Must pass a drug test. Must pass an aptitude test. Must pass an oral interview. No one without a valid driver’s license
and reliable transportation will be accepted.

 

 

 


Working Conditions: Sprinkler Fitters conduct 90% of their
work from ladders and scaffolds. They work in all kinds
of weather conditions.

 


Recommended Preparatory Classes: Algebra, geometry, mechanical & architectural
drawing, shop, and physical education classes.

 


Abilities: Must be able to lift heavy objects. Must be able to work at high levels on
ladders and scaffolds.

 


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not
necessary for acceptance.)
Any type of construction site work is beneficial
as well as work done in a pipe supply house or experience
with welding of any kind.

Entry Process: For updates on applications, visit our website at www.sprinklerfitterschicago.org.

 


Contact:
Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Union Local 281 Training

 

(708) 597-1800
11900 S. Laramie
Alsip, Illinois 60658

 

 

 

website:sprinklerfitterchicago.org

Coordinator: Patrick McGreal

 

 

 

 

 




 

STRUCTURAL IRON WORKER


Structural Iron Workers erect structural
steel buildings and all types of bridges. They also perform
precast, reinforcing, and post-tensioning.


Length of Apprenticeship: Three (3) years – Minimum of 700 hours
of classroom instruction.
Apprentices attend school two nights a
week from September – June.
Apprentices work full-time receiving on-the-job
training.

 

Wage Information:

 

First Six Months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Second Six Months 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Third Six Months 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fourth Six Months 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Fifth Six Months 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
Sixth Six Months 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage
 

 

(Specific wage information will be provided
to accepted applicants.)


Benefits: Welfare, Pension, Annuity.

Basic Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old. Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.
Must have a valid driver’s license. Will be required to sign Form I-9 (Employment
Eligibility Verification)
when employed by a contractor.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must pass a physical exam. Must show a DD-214 (Armed Forces Discharge),
if applicable.
NOTE: If you are between
the ages of 18 and 26, you must show proof that you are
registered for the draft.

 


Working Conditions: Structural Iron Workers work in all types
of weather.

 


Recommended Prepatory Classes: Mathematics, reading, and composition classes.

 


Abilities: Must be aggressive. Must be able to work at high levels. Must be physically fit.

 


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not
necessary for acceptance.)
Exposure to working outdoors and experience
in welding, burning, blue print reading, or shop work is
beneficial.

 


Entry Process: Complete application. (Applications
are taken on an as needed basis. Check newspapers or the
IDES for more information.)
Take and pass a general aptitude test.
If the aptitude test is passed successfully,
the applicant will be interviewed by the apprenticeship
committee.
Points will be given based on the interview
and applicants will be placed on an eligibility list according
to rank.
Applicants will be selected according to
rank.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:
International Association of Bridge, Structural and Reinforcing
Iron Worker’s Local 1
(708) 366-8181
7740 Industrial Drive
Forest Park, Illinois 60130

Coordinator:

 

Bob Bass

 

 

 

 

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