Mid Valley Sheet Metal Workers JAC

Sheet Metal Information

Apprenticeship Director: Marilyn Hart Reed
Assistant: Tina Sloan

email: apprenticeship@chemeketa.edu

Chemeketa Community College
PO Box 14007
Salem OR 97309-7070
Phone: 503.399.5255
Fax: 503.399.5257

Mid-Valley Sheet Metal JAC Apprenticeship Program

Will be open for applications June 1 - June 16, 2016.

Applications are only accepted during openings.

Please email or call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list when we are not open.
Job Description

Sheet metal technicians fabricate and install fittings and duct work used in the construction industry for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications 


*H.S. Diploma with 2.0 GPA or GED with 2300 points

*Minimum of one year of high school algebra or integrated Math 2 with a grade of 'C' or higher

or post high school algebra with a grade C or higher or submit equivalent math placement scores

*Must be at least 17 years of age

Working Conditions

The work is performed both indoors and out, using scaffolding, ladders, and high lifts, and in awkward positions and cramped spaces. Sheet metal workers may work in shops performing fabrication work or on construction sites doing installation. Apprentices complete a minimum of 7200 hours of on-the-job training to qualify as a sheet metal worker.

Average Journey-Level wage 2016

$23.05 per hour

Opportunity for two pay raises per year during program.

Recommended High School or College Courses
Trade Skills Fundamentals Algebra I & II
Residential Wiring Geometry
CPR/First Aid Certification Trigonometry
Drafting/CAD Calculus
Construction classes Electrical Theory
Blueprint Reading Electronics
Related Training

Classroom instruction is combined with on-the-job training to provide the most comprehensive course of study for an apprentice in the sheet metal trade.

Visit the following links for further information -

Women, Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply!

Area I Sheet Metal Workers MA #1060 - Blank MPR form