Careers In Construction


Ceramic Tile Finisher (Updated May 2009)


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:


  • One and one half (1 1/2) years.

  • Apprentices begin by attending two Saturday classes.

  • Apprentices must complete 12 eight-hour classes.

  • Apprentices receive on-the-job training five days per week.

  • Wage Information:


    1599 hours of on-the-job training: 50% of journeyman wage
    6001,199 hours of on-the-job training: 60% of journeyman wage
    1,2001,799 hours of on-the-job training: 70% of journeyman wage
    1,8002,399 hours of on-the-job training: 80% of journeyman wage
    2,4002,999 hours of on-the-job training: 90% of journeyman wage
    Journeyman Level: 100% of journeyman wage

    Benefits:


    Health and Welfare, Pension (Local and International), Annuity.

    Basic Requirements:


  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must have a car.

  • Must show a birth certificate.

  • Must have proof of citizenship.

  • Must take and pass an aptitude test.

  • Working Conditions:


    Tile Finishers work inside the majority of the time.

    Abilities:


    Must be dependable.

    Work Experience:


    (Helpful, but not necessary for acceptance.) Previous experience with construction work is beneficial.

    Work Experience:


  • Complete application at the office. (Applications are available one time a year. Check your local papers or call for specific dates.)

  • 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.


  • Contact:


    Bricklayers Local #21
    1950 W. 43rd Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60609
    Phone: (773) 247-4699

    Coordinator:


    Ralph Affrunti
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