Union Tile Layers install ceramic or stone tile on floors, walls, ceilings, countertops, building exteriors according to blueprints or other instructions. They are responsible for layout, mortar bed installation, cutting tiles, and bonding the tile with cement or epoxy mortars or mastic. Work may involve scaffolding and working at heights. Tile Layers are also expected to have experience as Tile Finishers.
|Starting wage||Apprentice $22.60 hour/Journeyman $36.96|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental and vision care for worker and|
dependants, pension, annuity and vacation
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduate, GED or equivalent|
|Physical requirements||Must be able to perform physical tasks and|
activities related to trade
|Additional requirements||Tile Layers are also expected to have|
experience as Tile Finishers
|Written or oral entry exams||None|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Ceramic, glass and stone tile installation|
Craft specifi c training
Up to date codes and standards
New product presentations,
Contact: Northern California Tile Industry Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee BAC Local 3 15091 Wicks Blvd. San Leandro, CA 94577. Lupe Ortiz, Coordinator.
Applications: Applications accepted Monday’s only from 9 am to 11:30 am. Please bring your Driver License or photo ID and your diploma, GED, or official transcripts.
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: Northern California Tile Industry Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.