Careers In Construction
Ceramic Tile Finisher (Updated May 2009)
One and one half (1 1/2) years.
Ceramic Tile Finishers are responsible for all grouting, cleaning, polishing and handling of all ceramic tile and/or other materials that are to be installed by ceramic tile layers. They are also responsible for mixing all mortars used in the installation of ceramic tile. Other duties include: unloading materials, covering finished floors and cleaning and removal of all waste and materials used in connection with the installation of ceramic tile.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Apprentices begin by attending two Saturday classes.
Apprentices must complete 12 eight-hour classes.
Apprentices receive on-the-job training five days per week.
Must be at least 18 years old.
1–599 hours of on-the-job training: 50% of journeyman wage
600–1,199 hours of on-the-job training: 60% of journeyman wage
1,200–1,799 hours of on-the-job training: 70% of journeyman wage
1,800–2,399 hours of on-the-job training: 80% of journeyman wage
2,400–2,999 hours of on-the-job training: 90% of journeyman wage
Journeyman Level: 100% of journeyman wage
Health and Welfare, Pension (Local and International), Annuity.
Must have a car.
Must show a birth certificate.
Must have proof of citizenship.
Must take and pass an aptitude test.
Complete application at the office. (Applications are available one time a year. Check your local papers or call for specific dates.)
Tile Finishers work inside the majority of the time.
Must be dependable.
(Helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.) Previous experience with construction work is beneficial.
Take an aptitude test.
Take an oral interview.
A combination of the aptitude test and oral interview will determine the rank of an applicant.
Applicants with the highest rank will be accepted first.
Bricklayers Local #21
1950 W. 43rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Phone: (773) 247-4699