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Union Scaffold Erectors today erect scaffolding for buildings and other structures. They install exterior and interior scaffolding, outrigger systems and sidewalk canopy moving and setting frames and cross bracing, establishing height of first frame, and are skilled in use of adjusting screws and pads. Amongst other processes, Union scaffold erectors are skilled in planking, guard rails, anchor to building, safety practices, installation of dust and debris barriers to control atmospheric quality. They erect, move, and dismantle frame scaffolding, mobile tower scaffolding, tube clamp scaffolding and system scaffolding.


Length48 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 lift at least 50 pounds
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesIntroduction to Scaffolds - Confined Space
Welded Frame & Mobile Tower Scaffold
System Scaffold
Hazard Awareness - Aerial Lift
Suspended Scaffolds
Shoring Systems
Tube & Clamp Scaffold
Layout Instruments
Blueprint Reading for Scaffold Erectors, Rigging, Welding
& Cutting



Contact: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California 800 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield, CA 94524. 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.