Apprenticeship Application Information

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Job Description

The position of a Heat and Frost Insulator includes the preparation, fabrication, installation, removal, and maintenance thermal insulation materials as well as any coating or weatherproofing on the materials. Thermal insulation materials are often applied to piping, boilers, ducts, tanks, equipment, or any hot or cold surfaces for the purpose of thermal control and personnel protection.


Must be 18 or older before June 1st of 2024. High School diploma or GED. If you are on schedule to graduate in the Spring of 2024, proof of graduation is waived until you receive it.
Valid driver’s license required. Reliable transportation required. Must pass a pre-hire drug screen.

Physical Characteristics Required

Must possess the ability to: read, write, and comprehend basic instructions and mathematics. Communicate with others. Move equipment and supplies in excess of 100 pounds. Climb ladders and/or stairs, while carrying a load. Work with your hands doing repetitive motions throughout the day.

Environmental and Working Conditions

Exposure to weather, including outdoor conditions that may vary from hot summers to sub-freezing cold in winter. Our work can be in tight, confined spaces, sometimes even underground. We work at heights. While most of the work is done at 6-10 feet off floor level, there are times we work at extreme heights in areal lifts, on a scaffold, or on suspended platforms. We are a Construction Trade Union. Our work is dirty and strenuous on the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You’ll be on the job earning a good living while you learn the trade.
  • Apprentices work during the day for a Local #25 signatory contractor. Apprentices also attend school one night per week.

Yes, for each class attended, an Apprentice receives a stipend worth 4 hours of their pay rate. The Benefits Package is not included in the training stipend.

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Drug free
  • Must live in Local #25’s jurisdiction
  • Our program is a 4-year program.
  • School is five (5) hours a night from just after Labor Day thru the beginning of June. 
  • The training will take place at our Apprenticeship training school in Southfield, MI.
  • School runs from just after Labor Day thru Memorial Day. Apprentices have summers off school for vacation and relaxation. There is also a break from Christmas thru the New Year. 
  • Apprentices go to school one (1) night each week for five (5) hours.
  • All apprentices are expected to act in a professional and mature manner while in school and in the workplace. 
  • Apprentices will be subject to follow the rules and regulations of the program as stated in our Apprentice Standards and our Policies and Procedures.

The pay rate for an Apprentice with no experience is $16.80/hr. This is the taxable income that appears on your paycheck. The current Benefit Package is $37.55/hr. The total compensation for a new Apprentice, with no experience, is $54.35/hr.

  • The money contributed into the Benefit Package covers the following benefits on your behalf: 
      • Healthcare – Including Disability Coverage
      • Pension
      • Annuity 
      • Supplemental Unemployment Benefit
      • Supplemental Disability Benefit 
      • Apprenticeship Training Fund
      • And others. 

This is all included in the $37.55/hr. paid on your behalf

  • All training materials are at no cost to the Apprentices. 
  • The testing fee is $30
  • Fill out an application on our website using the Online Application button.
  • Make sure to have the following documents while applying online:
  • – A photocopy of your Birth Certificate as proof of age
  • – A photocopy of your High School Diploma or G.E.D. Equivalent
  • – A photocopy of a Valid State Issued Driver’s License
  • Test dates are posted on our website.

No – current high school seniors can bring transcripts showing a path to graduation in lieu of a diploma.

We are taking apprentices as the need arises. Over the past two years, we have been averaging a new class every year.

Applications will be available to all who are interested without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2024 and each applicant will be required to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. by December 1, 2024 and a driver’s license. The applicant must reside in the geographic territory of the Union: the counties of Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and the Townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Lodi, Northfield, Pittsfield, Salem, Saline, Scio, Superior, Webster, Ypsilanti and York in Washtenaw County.