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COMPOSITION ROOFERS

What is a Roofer?

Roofers waterproof and weatherproof buildings. They apply shingles made from fiberglass, slate, tile and cedar or composite material such as rubber membrane. They also apply built-up rubber, PVC and modified 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.

What are the program specifics?

·                 Length of program – 3 years

·                 6 month probationary period

·                 A minimum of 144 hours of classroom

                  related instruction each year

·                 Starting pay – 45% journeyman wage

How do I qualify?

·                 At least 18 years of age

·                 Successfully completed the 10th grade

·                 Have a valid driver’s license

What will be helpful to succeed?

·                 Good reading ability

·                 General science

·                 General math

·                 Blueprint reading

Where do I apply?

          Christie Farrow

          Apprenticeship Coordinator

          Composition Roofers JATC

          3 Kovach Dr.

          Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

          (513) 475-5733

          cfarrow@thegcac.org




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