Carpenters are some of the first workers on a jobsite, and some of the last to leave. They assist in site preparation; build concrete forms and decks; frame walls and roofs; hang interior and exterior walls; install windows, doors, acoustical ceilings, cabinetry, countertops and trim; and install locks, hardware and specialty furniture.

Carpenters work on almost any construction site imaginable, including new construction and remodeling, such as single-family homes; condominium and apartment projects; office towers, corporate and industrial buildings; new and remodeled hospitals, malls, stores and offices; and public projects such as stadiums, arenas, roads, bridges, schools and university buildings.

Carpenters need more than just good math and geometry skills; they have to be tough and flexible, able to work indoors or out, in the summer heat and humidity or in the bitter cold and snow of winter.


  • At least 17 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED or Transcript
  • Identification in compliance with the I-9
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen


Four (4) year apprenticeship
Related training is required and accomplished in 40 hour increments Monday-Friday running four to five times a year.


Beginning apprentices start at 60% of Journeyworker wages. Advancement occurs in 5% increments when on the job training hours and classroom hours have met the next level requirements. Each level takes 6-7 months on average. Advanced placement is available based on experience and testing. Benefits include, health insurance, pension plans and paid training.


Applications accepted in person only at the training center Monday – Friday between 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Local #106

1555 1st Ave N., Altoona, IA 50009
Phone: (515) 265-3467

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