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  PACIFIC NORTHWEST IRONWORKERS AND EMPLOYERS
APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING TRUST

 
 
 

JATC 86

JATC 14 DOCUMENTS

>  Standards of Apprenticeship

>  Application for Apprenticeship

Apprentice Progress report

Apprentice Training Highlights

Announcement of Opportunities

Apprentice Checklist WA/ID

Apprentice Checklist MT

Apprentice Checklist MT

Apprentice Progress Evaluation

 


APPRENTICESHIP HIGHLIGHTS

6,000 - 8,000 hours of On-Job-Training
4 year Program
204 hrs/year Related Supplemental Instruction Per
  Year
Wages start at 65% of Journeyman Scale
Pay upgrades every 6 months / 750 hours worked
Health Care and Benefits Package
Credit for prior experience
Drug Free Workplace Program

Equal Opportunity Employers

   
Eastern Washington Northern Idaho Western Montana TRAINING CENTER

WORK AREA
Eastern Washington
Northern Idaho
Western Montana

Mobile Welding Trailer

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Driver's License
Drug Test (Pre Employment)
Obligation Fee to the Union
Pre-employment Drug Test
Monthly Union Dues
Tools
Hard Work!
Dispatched to Jobs
Periods of Unenploment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Age - 18 years old
High School Graduate or GED Equivalent Preferred
Must be able to perform the rigorous manual labor required by the trade and have a natural ability to
  work safely at high elevations with a good sense of balance
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language
 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Conditions of employment include: Valid driver's license and Social Security card, obligation fee to
   local union and Union Dues.
Eligible candidates will be subject to a pre-employment Drug Screen upon dispatch and participate
  in the Drug Free Work Place Program
All Ironworkers are subject to a Drug Screen by employers to ensue a Drug Free Work Place for
  everyone
All Ironworkers are dispatched to jobs
Terns of the Training Agreement are 6,000 - 8,000 hours of On-The-Job training, 1,500 hours
  probation, plus 204 hours minimum on non-compensated classroom related training per year for
  four years in Spokane, WA at the Ironworkers Training Center
Selection of Apprentices is based on qualifications and objective evaluation, without regard to race,
  creed, color, national origin, or sex.
This program is operated on a completely non-discriminatory basis
All interested persons are encouraged to apply
 

Nature of the work

Construction ironworkers build and erect the girders and columns used in building bridges and other structures. They place and install reinforcing steel in concrete construction. Ironworkers perform many of the tasks in placing, raising and joining these all together in order to form structural framework.

Ironworkers also install steel stairs, hand rails, metal doors and frames and they do repair work such as replacing metal bridge parts. They work with all ferrous and nonferrous metals, as well as pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete structures.

Working conditions

Ironworkers work both indoors and outdoors, but mostly outdoors. The trade requires top physical strength and the ability to work at great heights. The work involves much stooping, climbing and reaching.

Workers often move to job sites in the Local's jurisdiction in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho or Western Montana. In the Inland Northwest, ironworkers generally plan for seasonal unemployment in the winter.

 

Employment outlook

Strong construction activity in the Inland Northwest and the increased use of structural steel and reinforced concrete in buildings and bridges is expected to keep employment strong in this trade in this area for the foreseeable future.

 

Wages start at 65% of Journeyman scale.

   1st period 6 months and 750 hours 65%
   2nd period 6 months and 750 hours 70%
   3rd period 6 months and 750 hours 75%
   4th period 6 months and 750 hours 80%
   5th period 6 months and 750 hours 90%
   6th period 6 months and 750 hours 90%
   7th period 6 months and 750 hours 95%
   8th period 6 months and 750 hours 95%

Apprentices shall be paid these wage rates as per current negotiated labor agreement, which may be subject to change. These wages are in accordance with WAC 296-04-270(2)(c).

 

JATC 14 DOCUMENTS

>  Standards of Apprenticeship

>  Application for Apprenticeship

Apprentice Progress report

Apprentice Training Highlights

Announcement of Opportunities

Apprentice Checklist WA/ID

Apprentice Checklist MT

Apprentice Checklist MT

Apprentice Progress Evaluation