ROOFERS

Workers install new roofs and repair and remove old roofs using a variety of materials. They cover roofs with wood shingles, composition, shingles, asphalt and gravel, slate, tiles and single-ply materials. The work is conducted on both commercial and residential buildings.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

ROOFERS UNION LOCAL 49
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) High school diploma or GED
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screen test
5) Proof of reliable transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Submit application at local union Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday 1000 to 1200
  • Provide photo ID, Social Security card, optional: Resume & DD214
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Complete Interview
  • Ranked based on interview, work experience, veterans preference
  • Complete Roofers Orientation Class
  • Placed on ready dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 49
Apprenticeship
  • 4000 hours/2 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at   Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after completing 500 hours of on the job training (approx. 3 months) and required schooling.
  • After completion of program, receive journeyperson’s pay plus benefits.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$18.53 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: OREGON & SW-WA ROOFERS & WATERPROOFERS JATC

ROOFERS UNION LOCAL 54
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically able
3) Must pass drug screen test
4) Proof of reliable transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete and submit application at local union office
  • Provide I-9 Documents: photo ID, social security card; optional documents: resume, DD214
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Complete Interview
  • Ranked based on interview, work experience, veterans preference
  • Complete Roofers Orientation Class
  • Placed on ready dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 54
Apprenticeship
  • 5000 hours/2 ½ years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at  Renton Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 1000 hours of on the job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Receive 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$17.29 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: SEATTLE AREA ROOFERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

ROOFERS UNION LOCAL 153
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Completion of 10th grade
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screen test
5) Proof of reliable transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete and submit application at local union office
  • Provide I-9 Documents: photo ID, social security card; optional documents: resume, DD214
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Complete Interview
  • Ranked based on interview, work experience, veterans preference
  • Complete Roofers Orientation Class
  • Placed on ready dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 153
Apprenticeship
  • 5000 hours/2 ½ years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at   Clover Park Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 1000 hours of on the job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Receive 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
 
Starting Hourly Pay:
$17.02 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEPIERCE COUNTY ROOFERS APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

ROOFERS UNION LOCAL 189
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Completion of 8th grade
3) Physically able
4) Must pass drug screen test
5) Proof of reliable transportation

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete and submit application at local union office
  • Provide I-9 Documents: photo ID, social security card; optional documents: resume, DD214
  • Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Complete Interview
  • Ranked based on interview, work experience, veterans preference
  • Complete Roofers Orientation Class
  • Placed on ready dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 189
Apprenticeship
  • 4200 hours/2 ½ years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 700 hours of on the job training (approx. 5 months) and required schooling.
  • Receive 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$16.04 + Benefits 
*Not currently GI Bill® approved*

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.