Cement Mason

Job description

cement masonScreening, floating and troweling of cement surfaces; work on concrete construction (buildings, floors, curbs, sidewalks, highways); laying, spreading and finishing of concrete; setting of curb forms and expansion strips in buildings, sidewalks and driveways; sawing and scoring all concrete; operation of machinery (floats, troweling machines, cement guns, etc.).

 

 

 

Apprenticeship program

Applications are accepted year round. Call to set up appointment:

Cement Mason Apprenticeship Training Center
2180 Old Highway 8
New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone (651) 783-8422
Email: local633@mtn.org

Program is a 3-year program that includes:

  • 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.
  • A minimum of 144 hours per year of classes
    • Most of which are at the training center.
    • These can be held during the winter months
    • 1 full week every five weeks
  • A probationary period of 500 working hours.

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a high school graduate, or have a Certificate of Equivalency (GED), and furnish a transcript or certificate at the time of application.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

Selection procedures

Interviews will be conducted when the employment situation warrants placement of apprentices. Applicants shall be notified of the time and location of their interview. The JAC will rank each applicant based on the interview.

Applicants will be placed on a ranked list in descending order according to their score received on the interview.

Each applicant will be notified of his/her final score. All records relating to applicants and apprentices shall be maintained for five years.
Applicants will need to obtain a letter of intent to hire from as sponsoring contractor in order to become an apprentice.

More Information

Tools Required

Basic hand tools such as trowels, floats and edgers. Initial costs are about $200.

Transportation Requirements

Worker must provide own transportation.

Hours

Eight (8) hours daily between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Somewhat seasonal averaging about 1,400 hours per year.

Wages

Starting wage for apprentice is 70% of the journeyperson's wage, with a 5% raise for every 1,000 hours worked. Fringe benefits provided.

Journeyman Wages   Effective May 1, 2002
Comm. Base Wage
Journeyman
$27.34
Foreman
28.93
 
 
Hwy/Hvy Base Wage
Journeyman
$26.14
Foreman
27.44
 
 
Fringe Benefits
Health/Welfare
$3.26
Pension
5.70
Savings
3.45
Training
.35
 
 
Total Package
 
Builder
$36.65
Hwy/Heavy
35.45

Apprentice Wages   Effective May 1, 2002
Commercial
1000 hrs 70%
$19.14
2000 hrs 75%
20.51
3000 hrs 80%
21.87
4000 hrs 85%
23.24
5000 hrs 90%
24.61
6000 hrs 95%
25.97
   
 
Hwy/Heavy
1000 hrs 70%
$18.30
2000 hrs 75%
19.61
3000 hrs 80%
20.91
4000 hrs 85%
22.22
5000 hrs 90%
23.53
6000 hrs 95%
24.83

 

Union Fees

Initiation fee is $257.50. Union membership dues are $39 each month for apprentices and $1.90 per hour working dues deducted from paycheck.

Contact Us

Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association Local 633
312 Central Ave., Rm. 376
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-1558
(800) 232-0557

Apprenticeship Coordinator

Tom Reger
(612)812-9743
Fax:(651)783-8740
local633@mtn.org

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