Carpenter: Virginia and Northern Minnesota Duluth

Other locations:
Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota
North Central Carpenters Training Fund

Job description

boilermakerWork includes the erection of all types of wooden structures including: form building, framing, inside and outside finishing and installation of all types of hardware. Some examples include the construction of bridge decks; the laying out, cutting and installation of roof framing; building unequal pitch roofs; laying out and building trusses; the use of framing squares; building cornices; the use of roofing materials; welding; the installation of doors, windows, floor, wall and ceiling coverings, mitred and/or coped moldings, prefabricated cabinets and tops, insulation and vapor barriers, etc.

Carpenters use blueprints and specifications to determine types of materials and sizes to be used on the job.

Apprenticeship program

Local 606 represents about 20 local shops and 80 shops outside of the local area. The apprenticeship program includes 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related instruction per year. Interested persons should call the hall at (218) 741-6010 for further information.

If someone is interested in finding employment through the union, he/she shall report to the union and will then be placed on an out-of-work list.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a citizen of the US or in the process of receiving naturalization status.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must having verifying documents for the above

More Information

Tools Needed

Apprentices are expected to accumulate a basic set of hand tools early in their training. Generally, the total cost of such tools is around $350.

Transportation Requirements

Worker is expected to provide own transportation.


Eight (8) hour days 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM or by union contract.


The wage varies, depending upon where the work is based.

Union Dues and Other Fees

The initiation fee is $150 for journeymen and $60 for apprentices, plus a one time only building fund fee of $18. Membership dues are $15 per month for both journeymen and apprentices.

Contact Us

Carpenters Local 606
726 4th St. N 
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741-6010