Construction Craft Laborers
Construction craft laborers assist in concrete placement projects, including highway, bridge, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as light commercial construction. They assist with flatwork, curb and gutter, concrete wall and foundation construction. They also tend masons laying block and brick with tasks such as stocking block, mixing mortar, erecting scaffolding and grouting masonry walls. They place water main, storm and sanitary sewer pipes serving homes and businesses. A CCL (pipe-layer) will place the pipe to elevation and alignment while being assisted by a CCL (tail man) that will backfill and compact soil around the pipe. CCLs will also perform (top man) duties above ground, such as hooking up the pipe for an operating engineer and cleaning and lubing the pipe where required. In addition, they conduct asbestos abatement (removal) in accordance with EPA guidelines. CCLs are a key part of any transmission pipeline carrying crude, natural gas or hazardous materials across the state. They prepare the steel pipe surface for protective coating and then apply it as appropriate.
LENGTH of Apprenticeship 4,000 HOURS OJT AND 400 HOURS CLASSROOM
MARKET FORECAST for Metro Detroit Area 381 ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS
WAGES for Metro Detroit Area
Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute
Construction Craft Laborer
Submit applications in person from February to July. (810) 686-8381 | www.mltai.org
Applicant Requirements CCL applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. A high school diploma or GED are not required; however, we strongly encourage apprentices to have one or the other. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test for employment.