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Union Millwrights are experts in the installation and maintenance of all types and sizes of industrial equipment, machinery and instrumentation. It is a highly technical field requiring a large degree of precision. Millwrights assemble and install pumps, compressors, conveyors, and generators, as well as robotics used in scientific, automotive, food processing, power generation and bulk material handling industries.


Length48 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental, & vision care for worker and
dependants after 3 months; vacation after 6
months; annuity after one year; pension
between 25 and 30 months
Minimum age17
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent desired or
6 months full time work experience in a construction
related trade, or Graduated from an approved
pre-apprenticeship program.
One year of Algebra with passing grade.
Physical requirementsMust be physically able to perform the work of the trade
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesRigging
Blueprint Reading
Aerial Lift
Cutting & Welding
Installation & Maintenance of Machinery
Precision Tools & Shaft Alignment


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

Applications: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 5 pm @ 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 Employment Development Department 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.