The Phoenix Sheet Metal JATC is a joint apprenticeship comprised of a Labor/Management Committee. Our committee consists of six (6) members, three (3) members representing the union and three (3) members representing union contractors.
Our program is designed to educate and train the most qualified Sheet Metal Workers in the industry. There are various job opportunities in the Sheet Metal Industry; they include Fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal, kitchen equipment and ducts for heating and air conditioning systems in residential and commercial building. You will receive college accredited training in AutoCad, TAB (Air Balancing) Refrigeration/Service, Welding and HVAC fabrication and installation.
An individual should be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds and should be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, feel, see and unafraid of heights. Working conditions vary for a sheet metal worker; there will be exposure to extreme temperatures if working outside in Arizona during the summertime, you will be exposed to excessive noise and vibrations.
Tradesman: $12.69 (*Limited Benefits)
Benefit Package includes; Medical, Dental, Optical Insurance (for you and your family) Local & National Pensions, 401-k, Apprentice/Journeyman Training, iTi, SASMI, SMOHIT & NEMI
The Phoenix Sheet Metal Program is a five (5) year program, that consist of on-the-job training and college accredited classes through Gateway Community College .
There are three (3) Semesters per year; each semester contains 2 weeks of classes taught here at our facility. Our program is a day school, 6:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You will come to school one (1) week at a time, every seven (7) to eight (8) weeks on a rotating basis.
The JATC accepts application for this apprenticeship program on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays each week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the months of April, May and June. You must apply in person at our office located at 2534 E. Adams , Phoenix , AZ 85034 .
Each applicant must be at least 18 years old, provide a Social Security Card and a Birth Certificate. Once your have submitted this information to the Apprentice Office you will need to complete the following:
TAKE AN ASSET TEST WHICH CONSISTS OF BASIC MATH AND READING TEST AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SCORE A MINIMUM OF 30 ON EACH TEST.
For more information on the Asset Tests check out the following links:
Numerical, Algebra, Reading and Writing Skills Exams from Maricopa.edu
Asset Student Guide from ACT.com
Asset Test Study Guide Zone from StudyGuide.com
TAKE A DRUG SCREENING TEST AT SOUTHWEST LABORATORIES AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.
Then after all of the above information has been received in the Apprenticeship Office you will be notified (at your last known address) of an interview with our Apprentice Committee Members. This interview is MANDATORY.
APPRENTICES WILL BE CHOSEN FOR OUR PROGRAM BASED UPON HIGHEST COMBINED SCORES FROM THE MATH , READING AND INTERVIEWS