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  • CW/CE Informational Packet
    Updated On: Aug 30, 2016

            Construction Wireman (CW)

                                                                                                                                                                                   

    In person applications will be accepted anytime during normal business hours 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m.  at 11001 W. Plank Ct., Suite 120, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. You may also submit an application by mail or Email to info@mejatc.com.  The CW position is an ‘available for work’ program. There is no guarantee that you will get called out to work. Completing this application puts you in a pool of available workers. Contractors within the Union call our office to see if we have anyone available to go out to work for them. At that point we go through the pool of applicants to see who would be available to start with the contractor.

    THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1.

    AGE

    Minimum of 18 years of age.

    2.

    PHYSICAL CONDITION

    Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade with or without reasonable accommodation.  Applicants who reach employable status must successfully pass a drug screen test before placement in the field.

    3.

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    5.

    DRIVER’S LICENSE

    RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

    OSHA 10 SAFETY

    Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.

    You must have reliable transportation to get to the construction site and from job-to-job.

    The OSHA 10 Safety Training for the Construction Industry certification is required for all workers.

    ** Note that you may submit a CW application prior to obtaining this certification. However, be advised that you must obtain the OSHA certification before you are able to start work. If you wish, you may complete this training online at: www.careersafeonline.com. Be sure to complete “OSHA-10 Hour for Construction Industry.” There is a $25.00 online fee.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROGRAM:

    Work –  A CW is required to work for an electrical contractor on various construction projects.

    Cost –   Each worker will have to purchase their own hand tools (list will be provided).

    Each worker will join the Local Union #494. There is a one-time initiation fee and quartlery dues you will be required to pay AFTER you are hired.

    Each worker will be required to apply for a Registered Electrician License. You                                           will apply for this license AFTER you are hired with a contractor. The cost for this license is $35.00.

    License –       WI State Law requires that anyone who performs electrical wiring must have a            

    State of WI Electrical License. As a CW you will be required to obtain and keep current a

    State of WI Electrical License. The License type designated for CW’s is the

    Registered Electrician License. The intial fee for the License is $35. The License will also be required to be renewed annually based on original issue date.

    License (Continued):

    The renewal requirements are as follows:

    1. The License holder must obtain a minimum of 24 Continuing Education Units(CEU’s) annually before the License is scheduled to expire. In order to obtain these CEU’s the license holder must attend courses/seminars approved for WI State Electrical License CEU’s specific for your license type. These course/seminars are available at The Milwaukee Electrical JATC(MeJATC). The license holder may also attend courses/seminars outside the MeJATC, it is the license holders responsibility to verify the courses qualify for WI State Electrical CEU’s for the proper license type.

    1. Pay a renewal fee of $35 to the State of WI annually.

    This is will be your license and you alone will be responsible for keeping it current or you will be unable to work.

    EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF PROJECTS WORKED ON

    RESIDENTIAL                        - New Homes, Apartments & Condominiums

    COMMERCIAL                      - Office Buildings, Hospitals, Schools and Shopping Centers

    INDUSTRIAL                                      - Small Machine Shops, AC/Delco, Briggs & Stratton and Rexnord

    EXAMPLES OF TASKS PERFORMED BY CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIANS

    Bending conduit/pulling of wire and cable/lighting fixture installation/digging a trench for cable or conduit/installing Romex or B.X./wiring & setting of service switch gear/mounting and wiring transformers/reading blueprints

    EXAMPLES OF FACTORS THAT CAN EFFECT JOB CONDITIONS

    Stage of construction- open walls, no windows, unsealed roof

    Weather – heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, dampness

    Cleanliness – mud, dust, debris, water

    Noise – tools, equipment, mfg.  Lines

    Heavy Lifting – large conduit, large cable, cartons of material

    ABOVE THE GROUND

    In the electrical construction trade the majority of work is done above the ground.  This work is performed using ladders, scaffolding and power lifts.  If you have a fear of heights, the construction electrician program is not for you.

    COUNTY WORK AREA

    When placed with a contractor, you can expect to consistenatly work anywhere in the 4 county area.  This area includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties. You may also be asked to work in other locations in other parts of south-eastern Wisconsin.

    WAGES AND BENEFITS FOR CW UNION MEMBERS

    CW classification and wages are based on proven on the job experience. Ranging from no experience (CW-1) at $13.16 per hour to 8,000 Hours experience (CW-4) at $21.03 per hour.

    There are also additional benefits included in the wage package:

    Vacation and Holiday, Health and Welfare, Local Pension, NEBF Pension

    For more information regarding the program or applications, please contact the MeJATC Office at (414)-543-9060 or visit our website at www.MeJATC.com


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