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  PACIFIC NORTHWEST IRONWORKERS AND EMPLOYERS
APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING TRUST

 
 
 

JATC 86

JATC 86 DOCUMENTS

Standards of Apprenticeship

>  Application Information

Apprentice Progress report

 

 


APPRENTICESHIP HIGHLIGHTS

8,000 hours of On-Job-Training
4 year Program
Wages start at 65% of Journeyman Scale
Benefits Package
Credit for prior experience
Travel
Dispatched to Jobs
HARD WORK!
Drug Free Workplace Program!

   
REQUIREMENTS
Tools
Pre-employment Drug Test
Probationary Period 1,500 work hours
 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Age requirement: Must be at least 18.
Physical requirement: Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, and able to work high in the air and have good balance.
Educational requirement: Must have adequate educational skills to comprehend the supplemental related instruction classes.
Helpful classes or training: Algebra, geometry, physics, English, mechanical drawing,  blueprint reading, safety practices, welding, and classes in industrial arts.
Terms of training: 8,000 hours on-the-job (4 years), plus 204 hours  minimum of non-compensated classroom training
 

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.

WORK PROCESSES AND APPROXIMATE HOURS

The work process to be learned and the approximate hours required for each are:

1. Structural              1,000 hours

2. Reinforcing              900 hours

3. Post Tension            900 hours

4. Ornamental               900 hours

6. Sheeting                   300 hours

7. Decking                    300 hours

8. Rigging                     900 hours

 TOTAL                     6,400 hours  

RELATED TRAINING

Approximately 200 hours of related training shall be required each year.          
 

WAGE SCHEDULE 

Effective July 1, 2010 the average wage for those journeymen employed by the participating employers in the occupation is $37.67.  First year apprentices start at 65% of the journeyman wage.

JATC 86 DOCUMENTS

    Standards of Apprenticeship

>  Application Information

Apprentice Progress report