Three and a half (3 ½) year apprenticeship NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Roofers use a wide range of products and application techniques for applying hot asphalt, rubber (EDPM & Hypalon), thermos plastics systems, torch applied modified bitumen, and cold applied systems. In addition, they install insulation and gravel and work with slate, cement and clay tile and shingles. Waterproofers apply materials to plaza decks and building foundations to keep moisture out.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of
  • High School Diploma or GED is recommended
  • Physically fit to preform work of the trade, which is outdoors.
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

The term for the apprenticeship is 3 ½ years. The apprentice attends class 144 hours per year. Three-hour sessions are held Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Union Hall.

APPRENTICE WAGES:

The apprentices will receive increment wage rate increases based on a percentage of the journeyworker rate, beginning at approximately 50% of journeyworker’s pay.

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS:

Applications are continually accepted. Interviews are conducted as needed.

United Union Of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #142

3802 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 779-9550

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