Roofing and Waterproofing - A Rewarding and Challenging Career
If you like working outdoors, in a team environment, at a rewarding job, then you will welcome the challenge of work as a roofer and waterproofer. Your days can mean hard work, often at heights, but you'll take great pride when you see the result of your skill and craftsmanship and that of your coworkers.
A Roofer and Waterproofer perform many jobs:
- Applying hot and cold built-up roofing
- Applying various single-ply roofing systems
- Installing shingle, tile and slate roofs
- Waterproofing foundations, plaza decks and traffic coatings
- Lining ponds and tanks
- Environmental friendly green roofing systems
Every job is different.
Every job is a new location.
And this job is never boring.
Opportunities for advancement.
Earn while you learn. Our Apprenticeship Program lets you earn money while you learn the trade of roofing and waterproofing. Currently, our starting rate is $20.45 per hour plus annual pay raises and Union benefits.
IRAPS Will Destroy Union Apprenticeships
The future of America's construction workers and integrity of our industry is at risk. A new proposal by the Department of Labor will drive down training and labor standards in registered construction apprenticeship programs by giving employers and trade associations free rein to create new watered-down standards and certify subpar apprenticeship programs at our expense.
Please act now to encourage member, family, and friends to submit comments via the links below - it will take less than one minute:
To date there has been a very low number of comments from our officers and members. At the conclusion of the comment period August 26, 2019, the National Building Trades will publish a list of those that have submitted comments by union and by state. Act now and let's put the Roofers at the top of the list.
Chicago Roofers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
7045 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, Illinois 60525