Union Cement Masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including setting forms, placing and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction on buildings, highways, and sidewalks. In addition, they do gunite application, sand blasting, waterproofing, concrete sawing, scoring, and application of epoxy coatings.
|Starting wage||Apprentice $18.90 hour/Journeyman $29.07|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental, & vision for employee and dependants after 300 hours of work; pension, vacation after 6 months probationary period|
|Physical requirements||Must be able to physically perform the work of the trade.|
|Additional requirements||Proof of age i.e. birth certificate, Drivers License or CA Identification card.|
|Written or oral entry exams||none|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Industry Orientation|
Production & History of Cement
Workplace Safety & Health
Hand & Special Tools
Small Engine Operation & Maintenance
Fundamental Math, Measuring & Estimating
Leveling & Transits
Ingredients & Designing Mixes
Specifications & Testing
Soil Conditions & Subgrade Prep
Edge Forms on Grade
On Grade Curb & Curb & Gitter Forms
Placing and Leveling Concrete
Floors, Sidewalks, Patios, Floors & Steps
Tools of Trade
Joints, Pavements, Curing & Protection
Tilt-up Panels, Precast & Post-Tensioned Concrete
Surface Defects, Structural Repair & Grouting, Sealants,
Epoxy & Specialty Coatings
Specialty Surface Finishes
Contact: Northern California Cement Mason JATC 2350 Santa Rita Roas, Pleasanton, Ca, Mark Gonzalez.
Applications: By appointment at Cement Masons, Local 400 in Sacramento.
How do new apprentices get their first job? The applicant must seek his/her own employment from participating employers, after meeting the qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program
Additional information: See website for additional training center locations.