CARPENTRY APPRENTICESHIP

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend 2 days (Lane/Douglas) or 7 days (Oregon Columbia) of orientation/jumpstart (both unpaid training)
  • Provide proof of at least 18 years of age (applicant must be at least 17 years of age (with diploma) or 18 years of age (with diploma or GED)
  • Provide proof of High School graduation or GED. Education Substitution: applicant with 2,000 OJT hours, 1st year relates training and good standing with a Laborers JATC may experience in lieu.
  • Please provide your ID information before the end of the month you intend to apply
PLEASE EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTATION TO APPLY@NWCOC.COM

JOB DESCRIPTION

Carpenters build or remodel almost all structures, including houses and commercial buildings, bridges, churches, factories and highways. 

They work with power and hand tools to build wood framing for houses, roofs, stairs, decks and sheaths, and forms for concrete. Carpenters install doors, windows and handrails, build cabinets and counter tops. Carpenters perform interior and exterior finish work. They read blueprints, measure accurately and calculate dimensions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Carpenter work is very physical and involves standing, climbing, kneeling, lifting and squatting. Carpenters must be in good health, agile and have good hand-eye coordination. Work conditions vary with each job. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 with proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent. 

LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

Classroom Hours: A minimum of 144 hours per year for 4 years On-the-Job Training: 8,000 hours (approx. 4 years)

ESTIMATED WAGES*

Oregon-Columbia Carpenters

Private Wage: $15.20 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $21.98 /hr

Private Wage: $16.46 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $23.81 /hr

Private Wage: $17.73 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $25.64 /hr

Private Wage: $19.00 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $27.47 /hr

Private Wage: $20.26 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $29.30 /hr

Private Wage: $21.53 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $31.14 /hr

Private Wage: $22.80 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $32.97 /hr

Private Wage: $24.06 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $34.80 /hr

Private Wage: $25.33 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $36.63 /hr

Lane Douglas Carpenters

Private Wage: $13.04 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $20.15 /hr

Private Wage: $14.22 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $21.98 /hr

Private Wage: $15.41 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $23.81 /hr

Private Wage: $16.59 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $25.64 /hr

Private Wage: $18.01 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $27.84 /hr

Private Wage: $19.43 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $30.04 /hr

Private Wage: $20.86 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $32.23 /hr

Private Wage: $22.52 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $34.80 /hr

Private Wage: $23.70 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $36.63 /hr

*PWR data is taken as a sample from PWR Handbook. Effective 2018

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