What is a Roofer?
Roofers waterproof and weatherproof buildings. They apply shingles made from fiberglass, slate, tile and cedar or composite material such as felt rubber membrane. They also apply built-up rubber, PVC and modern bitumen. Roofers work outdoors in all kinds of weather and shut down only when weather is severe. Craftsmen do a great deal of climbing, kneeling, standing, and walking. Persons interested in becoming a roofer must have no fear of heights, a good sense of balance and be keenly aware of safety for themselves and their co-workers.
How do I prepare for the trade?
The following will be helpful:
- Good reading ability
- General science
- General math
- Blueprint reading
How do I qualify?
- At least 18 years of age
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Have a valid driver’s license
What are the program specifics?
- Length of the program – 3 years
- 6 months probationary period
- A minimum of 144 hours of classroom related instructions each year
- Starting pay – 45% journeyman wage
Where Do I Apply?Joint Apprentice Training Program Roofers Local 147 P.O. Box 91696 Louisville, KY 40291