SIGN HANGING APPRENTICESHIP

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide proof of at least 18 years of age with diploma or GED
  • Provide proof of completion of one-year of high school pre-algebra or higher mathematics with a grade of ‘C’ or better or an equivalent community college placement test
  • Submit documentation for points for ranking placement:
    • Points are rewarded for: valid drivers license, military, americorp, peace corp, vista, education, vocational training, industry related certifications (crane, welding, CDL, etc.) work experience documented on company letterhead, and completion of BOLI approved pre-apprenticeship
  • Attend 1/2 day of orientation and 1 day (split into two 1/2 days) of OSHA-10 training (unpaid training)
  • Please provide your ID information before the end of the month you intend to apply
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION TO APPLY@NWCOC.COM

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sign fabricators build signs by hand from a variety of materials including metal, plastic and glass. Tools used include state-of-the-art equipment such as computerized numerical control (CNC) cutting machines and computer driven plotters, as well as traditional equipment such as hydraulic cranes for installations and repairs. This apprenticeship program leads to the Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work is often strenuous, performed both indoors and outdoors and requires some lifting, climbing, bending and working on ladders. Hazards include shock, burns, falls and falling objects. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent, and complete at least one year of high school pre-algebra or higher mathematics with a passing grade of ´C´ or an equivalent community college placement test.

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*

Private Wage: $14.00 /hr

PWR Wage: $15.28 /hr

Private Wage: $28.00 /hr

PWR Wage: $30.55 /hr

*Wage data taken as a sample from PWR Handbook. Effective 2019.

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