Acoustical Installers work primarily with ceiling systems that are installed in commercial buildings for sound control. These ceilings are hung with wires from the structure above to the metal grid system below. After the grid system is secured, panels are laid into place effectively covering up the framing, electrical and mechanical equipment as well as the structure above. Acoustical Installers utilize a high degree of accuracy to assemble suspended ceiling systems in commercial and industrial buildings while working on rolling or stationary scaffolding.

Length36 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental and vision care for worker and dependants after 400 hours of work plus one month; vacation after 6 months; annuity after 12 months; pension after 24 months
Minimum age17
Education prerequisitesHigh School Diploma or GED equivalent or Verified 6 months full time work experience in a construction related trade or Graduated from an approved pre-apprenticeship program
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks and activities related to trade
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesBlueprint Reading
Commercial Steel Framing
Installation of Exposed & Concealed Grid Ceilings
Welded Frame & Mobile Tower Scaffold
Special Ceiling Systems
Aerial Lift
Introduction to Welding & Cutting
Access Floor Systems
Integrated Ceilings & Special Techniques
Layout Instruments

Contact: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California. 800 Chadbourne Road Fairfield, CA 94534, Octavio Soto District Coordinator.

Applications: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 5pm at all Carpenters Training Committee District Offices. Office closed 12 to 1 pm daily. Applications may be printed online or picked up at any Carpenters Local Union Office, Apprentice Training Center or EDD in your area.

How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.

Additional information: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California.

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