Pile Driver Carpentry Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Pile Driver Do?

Pile Drivers lay out, cut, splice and drive wood, metal or concrete piling including sheet piling, I-beams, H-beams, pilecap and all welding to piling that is embedded into the ground for purposes of supporting a load or compacting soil.

Pile Drivers construct all types of cofferdams and drive steel, wood and concrete piles into soil. They set, drive, brace and anchor steel, concrete and wood sheet piling. They handle hydraulic jacks when used in the driving of piling. They bore, bolt, rod and anchor all docks. They cut off piles, build cribs and places same and makes all wood sheet piling. Pile Drivers also perform the pointing and heading of all wood piles, the pulling of all piling of any type including wood sheet piling and all steel sheet piling. They place and sink all caissons and construct all basic foundation supports such as augured in place piling, drilled caissons and cast-in-place piling. They place and remove all casings, permanent or temporary, required to install piling or caissons and place and man all pile testing equipment except those engineering instruments for measuring reactions. They may also place reinforcing and concrete as required to complete a piling or caisson.

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Carpenters may work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions requiring prolonged standing, climbing, kneeling, squatting and lifting heavy carpentry materials. Working conditions vary with each job and may include working on ladders and scaffolding. Carpenters are occasionally exposed to fumes and dust. Ongoing safety training is provided to avoid job site accidents. Extensive traveling may be required.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Burt Harding

Ben Stahlecker

Central Wisconsin Area Carpentry JAC 500 32nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 422-5375
Fax: (715) 422-5377
Ben Stahlecker
Fox Valley/Lakeshore Area Carpentry JAC N2218 Bodde Rd
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Phone: (920) 766-1515
Fax: (920) 766-7050
Lisa Perkofski
Green Bay Area Carpentry JAC N2218 Bodde Rd
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Phone: (920) 766-1515
Fax: (920) 766-7050
Burt Harding
Wausau Area Carpenters JAC 1630 County XX
Rothschild, WI 54474
Phone: (715) 355-0800
Fax: (715) 355-0807
Ben Stahlecker

Northwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan
Central Wisconsin Area Carpentry JAC 500 32nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: (715) 422-5375
Fax: (715) 422-5377
Ben Stahlecker
Eau Claire Area Carpentry JAC mailing address:
2302 West Cameron St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Travis Ludvigson
Wausau Area Carpenters JAC 1630 County XX
Rothschild, WI 54474
Phone: (715) 355-0800
Fax: (715) 355-0807
Ben Stahlecker

Southeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Sandy Martin

Sandy Destree

Lakeshore Area Carpentry Advisory Committee 1290 North Ave.
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414
Phone: (920) 693-1279
Fax: (920) 693-3508
Sandra Destree
Madison Area Carpentry JAC 5202 Monument Ln
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 241-0960
Fax: (608) 241-0930
Debbie Schanke
Southeast WI Area Carpentry JAC N25 W23055 Paul Rd, Suite 3
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (262) 574-6995
Fax: (262) 574-6994
Bob Scheldroup

Southwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan

Mary Harrington
La Crosse Area Carpentry JAC 2421 Larson St.
La Crosse, WI 54603
Phone: (608) 788-6240
Fax: (608) 788-6250
Kathy O'Sullivan
Madison Area Carpentry JAC 5202 Monument Ln
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 241-0960
Fax: (608) 241-0930
Debbie Schanke

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Carpentry trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-equipment-operators.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook

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