CEMENT MASON

Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction.
They handle terrazzo, magnesite, epoxy, polymer and other plastic materials for topping repair and injection. Cement masons are responsible for all preparation and repairing of concrete. They also set forms and pins for slabs, steps, curbs and gutters, and paving.

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Cement Mason Union Local 72

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
3) Physically Able
2) High school diploma or GED
5) Valid diver’s license
4) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
  • Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to
    • Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
      PO Box 81044
      Seattle, WA 98108
      Fax: (206) 762-0896
      Email: concretetraining@msn.com
  • Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card other valid I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete physical assessment
  • Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 72
Apprenticeship
  • 6,400 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 168 hours of education each year through   Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 1,600 hours of on-the-job training (over at least 12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$16.93 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Cement Mason Union Local 478

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
3) Physically Able
2) High school diploma or GED
5) Valid diver’s license
4) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
  • Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to
    • Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
      PO Box 81044
      Seattle, WA 98108
      Fax: (206) 762-0896
      Email: concretetraining@msn.com
  • Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card other valid I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete physical assessment
  • Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 478
Apprenticeship
  • 6,400 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 168 hours of education each year through  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 1,600 hours of on-the-job training (over at least 12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$16.93 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Cement Mason Union Local 528

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
3) Physically Able
2) High school diploma or GED
5) Valid diver’s license
4) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
  • Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to
    • Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
      PO Box 81044
      Seattle, WA 98108
      Fax: (206) 762-0896
      Email: concretetraining@msn.com
  • Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card other valid I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete physical assessment
  • Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 478
Apprenticeship
  • 6,400 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 168 hours of education each year through  
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 900 hours of on-the-job training (over at least 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$24.31 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Cement Mason Union Local 555

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
3) Physically Able
2) High school diploma or GED
5) Valid diver’s license
4) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local training facility during posted openings
  • Provide copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card other valid I-9 Documents
  • Complete interview and orientation
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 555
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 4-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through  Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 55% of current journeyperson’s rate
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program
Starting Hourly Pay:
$18.88 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.