Pile drivers drive steel, concrete, or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction. Skill is crucial to both a project’s success and the safety of workers, since the piling is necessary to hold back the earth during excavations; to set up the foundation of skyscrapers, highways, and bridges; and to build docks and wharfs.
Our training lays the foundation by providing instruction in a classroom and shop setting on builder’s math, tool skills, material knowledge, job site safety, as well as theory and practice of the trade.
As an apprentice you can “earn while you learn” by working on Union construction job sites, as available, in between classroom sessions. The programs are all a four years in duration with the classroom portion ranging from 2 to 6 week blocks, once or twice per year.
You must be physically capable of performing the demanding work duties which include heavy repetitive lifting, bending, twisting, carrying, and climbing for a minimum of 8 hours a day. You also must be an Alaska state resident 30 days prior to the start of class, pass a drug test, have a valid Alaska drivers license, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be drug free. If you possess these qualities and are a highly motivated and self driven individual, we encourage you to apply today.