SHEET METAL WORKER

Sheet metal workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting and air conditioning systems, blowpipe and industrial systems, metal roofing, coping and flashing, stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs. They also provide HVAC/R service.

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SHEET METAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 16
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) High school diploma or GED
3) High school algebra or equivalent
4) Math and writing placement tests
5) Valid driver’s license
6) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete placement tests
  • Review, complete, and submit application packet
  • Provide copy of DD214, transcripts, placement test results, driver’s license, and I-9 Documents
Applicant Pool
  • Interview scheduled
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, training, and veterans preference
Step 3: Start with local 16
Apprenticeship
  • 8000 hours/4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 192 hours of education each year at   Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 800 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$20.04 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: PORTLAND SHEET METAL WORKERS JATC

 

SHEET METAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 55
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

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

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact the apprentice coordinator to set up application appointment
  • Provide copy of DD214, diploma, transcripts, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, birth certificate
  • Complete basic math and reading test
Applicant Pool
  • Interview scheduled
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, training, and veterans preference
Step 3: Start with local 55
Apprenticeship
  • 9000 hours/5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through:
    Columbia Basin College  OR  Perry Technical College OR  Walla Walla Community College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 900-1800 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$17.38 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: SE WASHINGTON-NE OREGON SHEET METAL TRAINING TRUST

 

SHEET METAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 55
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically able
3) High School diploma/GED
4) Valid driver’s license
5) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Submit application at local union office weekdays 0800-1100 and 1300-1600
  • Provide copy of DD214, diploma, transcripts, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, birth certificate
  • Complete basic math and reading test
Applicant Pool
  • Interview scheduled
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, training, and veterans preference
Step 3: Start with local 55
Apprenticeship
  • 9,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 218 hours of education each year through  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 900 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$14.71 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: NE WASHINGTON-N IDAHO SHEET METAL AC

 

SHEET METAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 66
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically able
3) High School diploma/GED
4)Valid Washington State driver’s license
5) Proof of auto insurance
6) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply online
  • Provide required documents within 30 days of application including diploma, transcripts, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, birth certificate
  • Complete basic math and reading test
Applicant Pool
  • Attend minimum qualification screening
  • Interview scheduled
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, training, and veterans preference
Step 3: Start with local 66
Apprenticeship
  • 9,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 200 hours of education each year through:
    Everett Training Center OR  Lake WA Institute of Technology  OR DuPont Training Center OR Bates Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 45% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 900-1800 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$22.43 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: WESTERN WASHINGTON SHEET METAL JATC

 

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.