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Construction Teamsters work in the construction building industry.  This includes asphalt, concrete and dirt work for new roads and rebuilding of existing roads.  Our mission at the Illinois Teamsters/Employers Apprenticeship & Training Fund is to provide job skills training for Teamsters in the construction industry.  Students learn to work in a safe and productive manner.  Upon completion of classes, graduates will enter the workforce fully prepared to accomplish the tasks for which they are hired. Teamsters work with all types of equipment and in all types of weather, traffic and in Hazardous conditions.

Length of Apprenticeship

  • Four (4) years
  • Each year, apprentices are required to attend classroom training, and receive on-the-job training to advance to their next level where they learn to safely operate various types of equipment and receive additional safety training.

Wage Information for Apprentices

An Apprentice earns a percentage of the Journeyman’s Wage

  • First Year:    60%
  • Second Year  70%
  • Third Year     80%
  • Fourth Year   90%


  • Teamster Unions provide medical insurance and retirement benefits

Basic Requirements

  • A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application.  Only cash or money orders will be accepted.
  • Applicants must posses a valid Illinois Drivers License
  • Applicants must have an Illinois Class “D” Drivers License for one (1) year, and a cleaning driving record as shown on a Illinois State Motor Vehicle Driving Report
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must have a high diploma or G.E.D.
  • Applicants must pass DOT physical
  • Applicants must pass drug test
  • Applicants may be required to pass a written test and an oral interview

Contact: Michael T. Borjas

Training Fund Director



Technical Engineers perform control, preliminary
& construction surveys to provide line and grade and to establish
or re-establish base lines, center and offset lines. They
also establish bench marks and transfer of grades and elevations;
set up and operate instruments including optical & electrical,
line, distance, and grade devices; read and interpret architectural,
civil, mechanical, and electrical drawing plans and specifications;
perform the computations necessary to layout horizontal and
vertical work points and control lines for the multiple trades
and crafts on construction sites and projects.


Length of Training: Five (5) years Rodmen attend school one or two nights
a week from September – May for four years.
Rodmen work five days a week receiving
on-the-job training.



Wage Information: Specific wage information will be provided
to accepted applicants.



Benefits: Health & Welfare, Pension.



Basic Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old. Must show a birth certificate. Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate. (An Associate or Bachelor Degree in Civil
Engineering or Surveying is recommended. Transcripts must
be submitted.)
Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have reliable transportation. Must take an aptitude test. Must take an oral interview.



Working Conditions: Technical Engineers work primarily outside.
Their work consists of a lot of climbing, walking, stooping,
and kneeling.



Recommended Prepatory Classes: English, general mathematics, algebra,
geometry, trigonometry, comprehensive reading, and communication



Abilities: Must be able to work at high levels. Must be physically fit. Must be able to work around earth moving
equipment in trenches and excavations.
Must have good math skills.



Work Experience: (Helpful, but not
necessary for acceptance.)
Exposure to working outdoors, and experience
in surveying is beneficial.



Entry Process: Complete application. (Applications
are available all year long. The recommended time for obtaining
an application is on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.)
Take and pass a general aptitude test.
If the aptitude test is passed successfully,
the applicant will be interviewed by the advisory committee.
Applicants that successfully complete the
aptitude test and oral interview will be placed on a list
and the Local will attempt to find employment for the rodman
so on-the-job training can begin. They may also seek their
own employment from area companies.



Technical Division of Local 130, U.A.
(312) 421-1010
1340 W. Washington Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Training Facility:

Plumbing Industry Training Center
1400 W. Washington Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Paul Tran





Tuckpointers clean masonry buildings, apply
caulk, tuckpoint using different types of mortar and sealants,
replace lintels, and repair and restore deteriorating masonry
and concrete structures.


Length of Apprenticeship: Three (3) years.

Apprentices attend school on Saturdays.

During winter months, when work is slow, apprentices

attend school for two weeks, Monday – Friday.

Apprentices work full-time receiving on-the-job



Wage Information:

Period 1 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Period 2 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Period 3 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Period 4 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Period 5 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Period 6 95% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage



Health & Welfare, Pension, Annuity.



Basic Requirements: Must be at least 17 years old. 

  Must show a birth certificate.
Must show a Valid Drivers License.

Must show a Social Security Card.

Selective Service on line registration for males

between 19-26 years of age.

DD214 Military Discharge, to receive credit for




Working Conditions:

Tuckpointers work in all types of weather
and most work is done above the ground.




Must be able to work off of scaffolds and



Entry Process: Complete application. (Applications
are taken all year round, unless changed by the Apprenticeship & raining Program.  Call the office for more information.)

 Submit all required documents to the office at the time of application.
Attend an orientation day.

Take a general aptitude test.

Applicants are interviewed verbally by
the committee.

Points are given based on aptitude test
scores and interview scores.

 Applicants are selected from highest rank
to lowest.



(630-953-0835) or (630-396-7143)
2140 Corporate Drive
Addison, Illinois 60101


Jose Miramontes

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