APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
LENGTH
SALARY

3410 Apprentice Gardener
2 Years
$48k-$70k

3410 Apprentice Gardener

The Apprentice Gardener performs routine and basic duties to assist gardeners in the care of athletic fields, squares, parks, playgrounds, stadiums, thoroughfares, medians and/or other landscaped areas.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $47,918/yr and ends at $69,758/yr – Length of program is 2 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be qualifying

License and Certification:

  • Some positions may require possession of a valid California Class C driver license

Special Requirements:

  • Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to safely and correctly lift, drag and/or move with assistance large and/or heavy plants and equipment to truck bed level and the ability to kneel, bend and squat for considerable periods of time. The nature of the work may require exposure to inclement weather conditions and may require exposure to infectious and/or hazardous materials and/or conditions. Some positions require driving. Some positions may require riding mowers and driving small utility vehicles. Some positions may require weekend or shift work.

The essentials duties include:

  • Waters lawns, planted areas and playfields, manually or by means of automatic sprinklers; uses hand or power mower to cut lawns; fertilizes lawns, shrubs and flower beds
  • Performs routine and limited trimming and pruning of shrubs and hedges by use of hand or power shears; gathers and disposes of cuttings
  • With close supervision, sprays herbicides; plants and transplants shrubs or small plants; traps or destroys rodents; assists in the renovation of lawns or play areas. Rakes and weeds lawns; weeds and cultivates planted areas; cleans restrooms or other auxiliary buildings in a playground or park
  • Removes debris and litter; sweeps and otherwise cleans play areas, paths or roadways; removes trash; assists in the loading of debris on truck

7320 | 7321 Apprentice Automotive Machinist
5 Years
$60k-$98k

7320 | 7321 Apprentice Automotive Machinist

The Apprentice Automotive Machinist works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey-level Automotive Machinist, learning the heavy duty mechanics and the functioning of various mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and structures in heavy duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment, evaluate malfunctions and make major repairs and overhauls; preventive maintenance; the operation and safety requirements of the machining and welding equipment, and maintenance of a safe working environment, etc., through diversified experience in on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and other related instruction in order to become a fully skilled craftsman.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $60,060/yr and ends at $98,358/yr – Length of program is 5 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

  • Must possess a high school diploma (GED or California High School Proficiency Certificate)
  • Must be 18 years of age by the end of the selection process

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C and B driver’s license
  • Requires obtaining a Class B Driver's license within two (2) years of appointment. Failure to obtain the appropriate driver's license within the specified time period may be cause for separation

Supplemental Requirements:

  • Applicant must successfully pass a written aptitude examination; and
  • Successfully pass City & County pre-employment drug test; and
  • Proof of 1 year of High School Algebra or 1 term of college Algebra with a passing grade of “C” or better

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in maintenance, repair, overhaul, and service of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment using hand tools, power tools and machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, boring bars, valves refining tools and other machine tools
  • Assists in the design, fabrication, and welding of parts
  • Assists with inspecting, testing, and reviewing vehicles and equipment as part of the preventive maintenance program
  • Assist with diagnosing malfunctions using test equipment, manufacturers’ specifications and repair manuals, and observation

7327 | 7331 Apprentice Maintenance Machinist
4.5 Years
$64k-$105k

7327 | 7331 Apprentice Maintenance Machinist

The Apprentice Maintenance Machinist works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey-level Maintenance Machinist, learning the operation, repair and maintenance of various manual machine tools, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools, machinery, and equipment through diversified experience in on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and other related instruction in order to become a fully skilled craftsman.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $64,454/yr and ends at $105,378/yr – Length of program is 4.5 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

  • Must possess a high school diploma (GED or California High School Proficiency Certificate)
  • Must be 18 years of age by the end of the selection process

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license
  • Requires obtaining a Class B Driver's license within two (2) years of appointment. Failure to obtain the appropriate driver's license within the specified time period may be cause for separation

Supplemental Requirements:

  • Applicant must successfully pass a written aptitude examination; and
  • Successfully pass City & County pre-employment drug test; and
  • Proof of 1 year of High School Algebra or 1 term of college Algebra with a passing grade of “C” or better

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists with setting up and operating a variety of machine tools, stationary as well as portable manual machine tools and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools such as mills, lathes, drills, saws etc.
  • Assists with rebuilding, refinishing, modifying, and/or fabricating replacement parts for pumps, generators, cranes, parking meters, transit vehicles/railway coaches and railway cars, fire alarm boxes, compressors, dredges, pipes lines, barges, ferry terminals and their components
  • Assists with maintaining and repairing a variety of instruments and mechanical equipment
  • Assists with diagnosing, installing, inspecting, testing machinery, parts, and equipment
  • Assists with reading and interpreting schematic drawings, blueprints, and plans

7463 | 7464 Utility Plumber Apprentice
5 Years
$67k-$127k

7463 Apprentice Utility Plumber

The Utility Plumber classification includes class 7463 and 7464. The Utility Plumber Apprentice works under direct supervision of a qualified journey level Utility Plumber during the apprenticeship required by the trade, learning the operation, repair and maintenance of water mains, pipes, meters, fire hydrants, gates and valves.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $67,054/yr and ends at $127,452/yr - Length of the program is 5 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education:

  • Applicant must be on a current UA Local 38 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry Apprentice eligible list; OR
  • Applicant must be a current indentured UA Local 38 Utility Plumber Apprentice who has not completed more than two (2) years (4000 hours) of their combined work process and classroom study.

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's License

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in the installation and maintenance of new water services and mains or replaces or relocates services with copper, cast iron, wrought iron, plastic, or steel pipe, and bronze, copper or galvanized fittings; drills and taps water mains.
  • Assists in locating and repairing underground and surface leaks on service pipes and water mains; makes repairs under water pressure, using various methods; installs, changes, removes, and makes field repairs to water meters; sets meters and meter boxes in conformity with established sidewalk grades; installs, relocates or changes temporary water mains and makes necessary alterations to water services and meters; removes meters and conducts flow and pressure tests; repairs and maintains high pressure recorders; assists with maintenance of building standpipes; assists in the excavation and backfilling of trenches.
  • Assists in cleaning and maintaining traps; repairs gate valves, changes broken or worn spindles; repacks glands; assists in the operation of gate valves; checks air valves when filling mains; repairs leaks in cast iron mains using leak clamp for minor breaks, or in the case of large breaks, cuts out and removes broken meters or registers on water mains and meters; re-caulks joints on new and old mains; lays out and installs new mains and pertinent fittings; assists with the removal, installation, cleaning and maintenance of all pipes, valves and tanks in and around the reservoirs; assists with performing incidental maintenance or installation of inside plumbing when required.
  • Assists in the laying and maintenance of various types of fire devices, services, parts and equipment, including high and low pressure fire hydrants.

7465 | 7466 General Plumber Apprentice
5 Years
$67k-$127k

7465 Apprentice Utility Plumber

Under immediate supervision of a qualified journey level Plumber, the General Plumber Apprentice performs apprentice work by assisting in the installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of water, sewer, and other plumbing systems. Requires progressive responsibility for carrying out duties according to instructions.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $67,054/year and ends at $127,452/year – Length of program is 5 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education:

  • Applicant must be on a current UA Local 38 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry Apprentice eligible list; OR
  • Applicant must be a current indentured UA Local 38 Utility Plumber Apprentice who has not completed more than two (2) years (4000 hours) of their combined work process and classroom study.

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's License

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists with plumbing duties in connection with a wide variety of building alterations, maintenance and repair projects and other appurtenant and miscellaneous structures; installs, alters, replaces, and repairs plumbing, such as water, sewage and drainage systems
  • Assists with cutting, bending, assembling, and installing various pipes, fittings and fixtures for water, sanitary, drainage, heating, gas and other plumbing systems
  • Assists with installing, altering, repairing, or replacing all plumbing fixtures
  • Assists with threading, reaming, assembling, caulking, soldering, and welding of various pipes and component parts
  • Assists with installing, altering, and repairing valves, fittings and other plumbing parts and equipment

7501 Environmental Service Worker (Apprentice Laborer)
2 Years
$42k-$67k

The Environmental Service Worker is an entry-level classification which performs routine and basic services to assist laborer and gardener classes in maintenance and servicing, including removal of graffiti and debris.

Salary increases every three months: starts at $42,250/yr and ends at $67,444/yr – Length of program is 2 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license

Speical Requirements:

  • Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Considerable physical effort, i.e., kneeling, bending, and squatting for considerable periods of time; occasional exposure to rain, other inclement weather conditions and somewhat disagreeable working conditions

The essentials duties include:

  • Removes graffiti and assists laborer and gardener classes in the removal of refuse and dirt from city streets, sidewalks, plazas, stairways, building frontages, parks, playgrounds, and other areas for reasons of public safety
  • Mixes paints and cleaners; scrapes, scours and soda-blasts areas and materials; and applies paint for graffiti removal jobs on a variety of clean-up and graffiti removal jobs
  • Loads and unloads materials, supplies, and equipment on and off trucks in proper and safe manner; Assists in setting up traffic barricades and lights on work sites.
  • Operates power equipment (e.g., high-pressure hot water washers and steam cleaners, compressors, soda-blasting units, chain saws); a variety of small hand tools; lawn mowers, and a computerized color-matching system

9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic
18 Weeks
$48k

The 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic performs semi-skilled trainee work designed to introduce career options and role models in connection with the operation, maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles. As part of a Pre-Apprenticeship program, incumbents learn about the work environment, required skilled mechanical work, and real-life experience to help them find employment as an apprentice and eventually as a journey mechanic.

18 week training program, teaches basic technical and job-readiness skills to prepare participants for a IAM Local 1414 Registered Apprenticeship for the Automotive Mechanic, Auto Body Painter, or Body and Fender Repairer. Includes academic training a local community college as well as paid on-the-job experience.

Salary is $48,126/yr.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment; AND
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D or High School Proficiency Examination) within three (3) months of appointment; AND
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License within three (3) months of appointment.

Experience:

  • None

License and Certification:

  • None

The essentials duties include:

  • Observes and assists repairs and overhauls of a variety of mechanical equipment.
  • Observes and assists the maintenance, removal, repair, overhaul installation and tuning of engines.
  • Observes and assists the maintenance, repair, overhaul, adjustment, installation and calibration of automotive, diesel, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle fuel systems.
  • Observes and assists the maintenance and installation of lighting circuits and auxiliary actuating circuits.
  • Observes and assists the maintenance, repair, overhaul and adjustment of vehicle brake systems, vehicle cooling systems, vehicle chassis, wheel suspension, and articulated bus suspension systems.
  • Observes and assists the operation of shop equipment and machine tools.
  • Observes and assists the troubleshooting of equipment problems.
  • Observes and assists on a road call.
  • Observes and assists the completion of paper and electronic forms and records on work performed, time and parts used.

3408 | 3409 Apprentice Arborist Technician (Coming Soon)
3 Years
$53k-$77k

Apprentice Arborist Technician

The apprentice arborist technician assists Arborist Technician and receives training in performing arboriculture duties in connection with a wide variety of tree and shrub trimming and maintenance activities.

Salary starts at $52,832/yr with increases every six months and ends at $76,856/yr; length of program is 3 years.

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination)

Experience:

  • None

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a California Class C driver’s license
  • Requires ability to obtain a California Class B driver’s license and the required International Society of Arboriculture certifications upon completion of apprenticeship

The essentials duties include:

  • Assist with assessing and evaluating the condition of trees and other vegetation
  • Assist with climbing trees and removing dead, diseased or otherwise damaged or unwanted limbs or tree tops; pruning, felling and cutting up trees; piling trimmings for pick up and disposal
  • Performing various types of rigging in connection with this program work; operating chain and hand saws, aerial ladder truck, chipper, and other power equipment
  • Driving heavy equipment