APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
LENGTH
SALARY

Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic
18 Weeks
$46k

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 is $45,734/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.

Apprentice Arborist Technician I
3 Years
$50k-$59k

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 $50,206/yr with increases every six months and ends at $59,332/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.

Apprentice Cement Mason I
3 Years
$62k-$72k

Apprentice Cement Mason

Apprentice Cement Masons perform routine tasks in support of journey level Cement Masons. Under direct supervision, Apprentice Cement Masons will learn to perform various types of cement work. Responsibilities include safety training, framing, preparing and securing job sites, estimating, removing debris; mixing, pouring and finishing concrete, demolishing concrete structures; operating and maintaining hand and power tools, performing routine maintenance of tools and equipment.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $62,478/yr and ends at $71,124/yr - Length of the program is 3 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

License and Certification:

  • Requires possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California driver license.

The essentials duties include:

  • Performs framing work, including placing and finishing curbs sidewalks, gutters, disability access ramps and various other concrete structures. Prepares job sites by setting up safety tripods and scaffolding; may secure confined space job sites.
  • Performs mixing and applying toppings, colors, grout, epoxy overlays, or waterproofing compounds in accordance with job specifications. Participates in demolition of flat work and concrete structures with the proper use of pneumatic tools, such as chipping gun, jackhammer, concrete saw, and other power equipment.
  • Pour and finishes concrete sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets, disability access ramps, and steps using screeds, trowels and floats. Learns to order materials and estimate concrete; assists in laying out work for new construction or repair by measuring and calculating the correct type, materials and supplies necessary to complete the job.
  • Identifies and uses various hand and pneumatic tools and power equipment; assist in operating ditching machines, trenching machines, or similar equipment; cleans and otherwise maintains tools and equipment; and perform general maintenance.

Apprentice Gardener
2 Years
$46k-$66k

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 $45,526/yr and ends at $66,274/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.

Apprentice Power Line Worker 1
4 Years
$74k-$94k

Apprentice Power Line Worker

An electrician who works outdoors installing and maintaining equipment and facilities for electrical power transmission and distribution is known as an electrical lineman. The electrical power lineman's tasks may include installation and repair of overhead or underground power lines as well as installation, maintenance, and repair of other electrical subsystems and components. Advanced linemen may also be involved in the design and layout of electrical systems. Other electricians, such as those who work on indoor electrical systems or on low voltage equipment for communications systems, are not considered electrical linemen.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $73,944/yr and ends at $94,068/yr - Length of the program is 4 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education:

  • High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
  • Completed one year (two semesters) of high school algebra or one semester of college algebra with a passing grade; AND
  • Applicant must successfully pass a written aptitude examination; AND

Experience:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the end of the selection process*; AND

License and Certification:

  • Must have a valid Class C CA Driver’s License; AND
  • Requires obtaining a Class B Driver's license within two (2) years of appointment.

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in the installation, repairs, and maintenance of high-tension overhead transmission systems, related feeder lines, towers and poles; may perform such maintenance activities when lines are de-energized.
  • Assists in the maintenance of, operation, and adjustments to electrical transmission and primary power substations ranging from 600 to 230,000 volts, including circuit breakers, relays, batteries, and controls.
  • Assists in the installation and maintenance of underground and overhead power lines and feeders and related auxiliary equipment; locates and isolates faulty sections and assists in the removal, installation and corrections where necessary.
  • Assists in the installation of watt-hour meter systems, connection of potential transformers, current transformers, phase shifting transformers, test switches, reactive meters, demand meters, and watt-hour meters. Assists in the maintenance, operation, and repairs of overhead and underground high voltage transit line systems. Work may involve working in underground vaults, subway tunnels, and subway stations.

Apprentice Stationary Engineer I
4 Years
$69k-$85k

Apprentice Stationary Engineer General

The Apprentice Stationary Engineer works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey level stationary engineer during the first two years (or 5200 hours) of the four-year apprenticeship required by the trade through diversified experience, on-the-job training, and related instruction.
The work of stationary engineers is varied and complex. Stationary engineers perform work on boilers and steam systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; building automation systems; diesel engines, turbines, generators; pumps, piping and compressed gas systems; refrigeration and electrical systems and numerous other physical plant functions.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $69,290/yr and ends at $85,202/yr - Length of the program is 4 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education and Training:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the end of the filing period; And
  • Applicants must have either a High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
  • Applicant must be on a current International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39 Apprentice Eligible List; OR
  • Applicant must be a current indentured Stationary Engineer Apprentice with the Stationary Engineers Local 39 who has not completed more than 2080 hours of their combined work process and classroom study; AND
  • Successfully pass the City and County of San Francisco pre-employment drug test; AND

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of boilers, burners, combustion control devices, steam valves, traps and accessories, heating systems, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, radiators, refrigeration systems and equipment, elevators, water pumps and valves, water draining systems and alarm systems.
  • Assists in the repair and adjustment of switchboard controls, electric motors, generators, air compressors, ventilating fans, circuit breakers, elevators, laundry machines, pumping plant equipment, cable winding machinery and other equipment.
  • Assists in inspection and use of fire prevention equipment and safety equipment to assure proper functioning.
  • Assists with contacting and communicating and is required to deal with contractors, building tenants and/or the general public in order to be able to discharge assigned duties.

Apprentice Stationary Engineer, Sewage Plant I
4 Years
$76k-$111k

Apprentice Stationary Engineer, Sewer Plant

The Apprentice Stationary Engineer works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey level stationary engineer during the first two years (or 5200 hours) of the four-year apprenticeship required by the trade through diversified experience, on-the-job training, and related instruction. The work of stationary engineers is varied and complex. Stationary engineers perform work on boilers and steam systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; building automation systems; diesel engines, turbines, generators; pumps, piping and compressed gas systems; refrigeration and electrical systems and numerous other physical plant functions. This is apprenticeship program is specialized in sewer plant work.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $76,310/yr and ends at $111,540/yr - Length of the program is 4 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education and Training:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the end of the filing period; AND
  • Applicants must have either a High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
  • Applicant must be a current International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39; 7375 Apprentice Eligible List; OR
  • Applicant must be a current indentured Stationary Engineer Apprentice with the Stationary Engineers Local 39 who has not completed more than 2080 hours of their combined work process and classroom study as an Apprentice Stationary Engineer AND
  • Successfully pass the City and County of San Francisco pre-employment drug test; AND

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in visual inspection and/or manual tests of all plant machinery equipment in an assigned area or pumping station for proper operation. Assists in adjusting valves and controls as required to maintain proper flow and treatment of sewage. Assists in taking periodic readings of gauges and meters, in charting and recording results in plant operating logs.
  • Assists in performing a variety of manual tasks requiring the handling of equipment exposed to raw sewage; collecting raw sewage samples on prescribed schedule at specific locations; may assist in making simple chemical analyses of samples collected.
  • Assists in making major and minor repairs to all treatment plant and pumping stationary machinery including pumps, grit collectors, conveyors and washers, chlorinators, evaporators and storage tanks, sludge collectors, drive units, deodorizing equipment and a variety of metering and recording devices; assists in lubricating, greasing and cleaning machinery and equipment and maintaining work areas in a clean and orderly fashion; assists in servicing contacts on electric motor line starters, auxiliary relays and automatic switches.
  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of pumping, heating, ventilating and auxiliary plant machinery and equipment; assists in repairs and adjustments to electric motors, boilers, pumps, compressors, alarm systems, switchboards, controls) elevators and other machinery.

Apprentice Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant I
4 Years
$76k-$112k

Apprentice Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

The Apprentice Stationary Engineer works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey level stationary engineer during the first two years (or 5200 hours) of the four-year apprenticeship required by the trade through diversified experience, on-the-job training, and related instruction.

The work of stationary engineers is varied and complex. Stationary engineers perform work on boilers and steam systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; building automation systems; diesel engines, turbines, generators; pumps, piping and compressed gas systems; refrigeration and electrical systems and numerous other physical plant functions. This is apprenticeship program is specialized in water treatment plant work.

Salary increases every six months: starts at $76,310/yr and ends at $111,540/yr - Length of the program is 4 years

Minimum qualifications include but may not be limited to:

Education & Training:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by the end of the filing period; AND
  • Applicants must have either a High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
  • Applicant must be a current International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39; 7339 Apprentice Eligible List; OR
  • Applicant must be a current indentured Stationary Engineer Apprentice with the Stationary Engineers Local 39 who has not completed more than 2080 hours of their combined work process and classroom study as a Apprentice Stationary Engineer AND
  • Successfully pass the City and County of San Francisco pre-employment drug test; AND

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License

The essentials duties include:

  • Assists in operating automatic and manually controlled purification and water treatment equipment including pumps, motors, chemical feeders and filters.
  • Assists in performing water analysis to maintain proper quality and chemical dosage in a filtration plant; assists in performing control tests on water samples to determine chlorine residual, pH, alkalinity, turbidity, color, odor, saturation index and flocculation factors; maintain appropriate logs and reports.
  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of switching and controlling equipment, motor driven pumps, generators, motor, air compressors, ventilating fans, circuit breakers, elevators, condensate and sump pumps, water heating and pumping equipment and other equipment.
  • Assists with contacting and communicating and is required to deal with contractors, building tenants and/or the general public in order to be able to discharge assigned duties.