UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS 
& JOINERS OF AMERICA
CARPENTER
CABINET MAKER
LATHER
FLOORLAYER
MILLWRIGHT
WHARF & DOCK BUILDER
WHARF & DOCK BUILDER
Job Description:
Wharf and Dock building is a specialty Trade that involves working with wood, steel, concrete, and plastic on land, in the water, and under the water. This Trade not only designs and builds the sturdy bulkheads, docks, piers and cofferdams installed in the water, but also drives all types of piles in any soil, installs caissons, auger-cast pile and also under pin structures, when needed. Most of their work is heavy-duty and done outside. Dock Builders are experts at rigging, working with cranes, welding, and burning.

Shop Instruction for Wharf & Dock Builders includes:
Hand Tools, Portable and Stationary Power Tools, and Equipment Safety; Form Work; Heading of Piles; Basic and Advanced Timber Work; Concrete; Rigging; Knot Tying; Leveling of Instruments and Shooting Grades; Bridge Construction; Driving of Piles; Burning; Welding; Hand Signals; Installation of Booms; Cable and Leads; and Pile Driving Hammers.

Classroom Instruction includes:
Union History,  Mathematics Related to the Trade, Blueprint Reading, Theory, Shop Practice, Burning, and Welding.

There are 600 hours of classroom and shop instructin during the three-year term of Apprenticeship.

Additional Training includes: 
Certification in Welding, OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management Certification, Scaffold Certification, Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, Rigging Certification, and Power-Actuated Tool Certification.

Third Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson Courses.
 

Carpenters J.A.T.C. of Philadelphia & Vicinity Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters Training Center 
Terms of Apprenticeship: 
4 year apprenticeship. On the job training. 192 hours of related classroom and shop instruction per year. Journeyman certificate upon completion.

Admission Requirements of the J.A.C.:
Minimum age of 17.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Pass the qualifying math test.
Sponsored by union contractor.
Scholarship loan agreement.
Drug testing.

Contact:
Carpenters J.A.C. of Philadelphia & Vicinity
10401 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154 

Mr. Charles T. Brock, Director
e-mail carpschl@voicenet.com

For application and testing information call: (215) 824-2303 

www.carpentersofphila.com

Terms of Apprenticeship: 
4 year apprenticeship.  On-the-job training.  Minimum of 144 hours of related classroom and shop instruction per year.  Journeyman certificate upon completion.  Credit at Community College of Allegheny County towards an Associate Degree in Construction Supervision or Construction Estimating.

Admission Requirement of the J.A.T.C.:
Minimum age of 18.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Pass the qualifying test.
Able to do 2 weeks of Pre-Job Training.
Doctors statement of physical ability.
Scholarship Loan Agreement.
Drug testing.
Valid drivers license.
Dependable transportation.

Contact: 
Carpenters J.A.T.C. of Western PA
222 Third St. Neville Island PA, 15225 

Ray Vogel
Telephone (412) 262-1830 
Fax (412) 262-7836

www.greaterpacarpenters.org