NATURE OF THE TRADE:

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

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

APPRENTICE WAGES:

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:

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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