North Dakota

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About North Dakota Contract Area

Local 10 North Dakota contract area encompasses the entire state of North Dakota along with nine counties of western Minnesota. Three separate union contracts are split between this largest geographical area of Local 10. The type of work being done by Union Sheet Metal Workers is varied and includes architectural, commercial HVAC, industrial, residential installation and TAB. Varied industries that the Union Sheet Metal Wokers serve cross the three contract areas from the rich farm lands on the east side to the oil fields on the west side. Quality work is performed on public, commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Our Union Sheet Metal Workers are employed through the many quality contractors signatory to Local 10.


North Dakota Area Sheet Metal Training

JOB DESCRIPTION:

In spite of technological changes, the Sheet Metal Worker remains nearly the only building tradesperson to start with raw materials, custom-make complex systems, and then install them. He/she can transform flat sheets of metal into any size or shape that is required by working from a blueprint or verbal instructions. Being a Sheet Metal Worker involves the fabrication, erection, installation, repairing, replacing and servicing of all residential heating and air conditioning systems and the architectural sheet metal work on such residences.

Workers will gain a knowledge of heating, cooling and ventilation systems, techniques of welding, and the functions of compressors and condensers in the refrigeration cycle. Includes areas such as solar installation, hoisting and rigging, soldering, and energy management and retrofitting of environmental systems.

The three main concepts used for making sheet metal patterns require knowledge of triangulation, radial line and parallel line development.

Most people consider the term "air conditioning" to merely imply cooling the air. But air conditioning is much more comprehensive when the term "conditioning the air" is used. 

Sheet Metal Workers help provide these types of systems, which heat, cool, and ventilate - providing a completely controlled environment.

The Sheet Metal Workers also helps provide systems that will safety remove fumes, dust, smoke, heat, odors, carbon dioxide and other dangerous contaminants to combat this situation.

Many Sheet Metal Workers also have an important role due to the large amount of sheet metal work that goes into sign making, hospital and restaurant equipment, aircraft and shipbuilding.

In addition, the knowledge and skill of the Sheet Metal Worker is needed by other industries in products requiring sheet metal work.

A booklet can be requested from our main office or the designated area Apprenticeship Coordinator.

APPRENTICESHIP & PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:
Applications for apprenticeship are taken year-round.  Contact Ron Ohlsen for more information 

WAGES:

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Apprentice starts at a percentage of the wage earned by a journeyperson. He/She will receive an increase every 2,000 hours worked until reaching the end of the 8,000 hours in the Bismarck/Minot contract area and at an increase of every 1000 hours worked until reaching the 8,000 hour mark in the Grand Forks and Fargo contract area.  By then he/she will be at a set percentage of 76 - 93% (depending on contract area) and upon completion of the program will be placed at 100% of the journeyperson's rate. 

UNION DUES:
You are required to become a union dues paying member.  For more information  Click here .

 

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Contact Information

Business RepresentativeRon Nelson

1323 E Front Ave # 5,                          Bismarck, ND 58504                             

Cell: (701) 301-7764 

Email: rnelson@smw10.org



Wage Rates

Effective June 5, 2017 - June 4, 2018
Fargo Commercial & Industrial  Fargo Commercial and Industrial 6-5-17.pdf


Effective June 5, 2017 - June 4, 2018
Grand Forks Commercial & Residential  Grand Forks Commercial 6-5-17.pdf  

Grand Forks Industrial   Grand Forks Industrial 6-5-17.pdf 


Effective May 29, 2016 - June 4, 2018
Bismarck/Minot Commercial & Residential  Bismarck Minot Commercial 5-29-17.pdf

Bismarck/Minot Industrial   Bismarck Minot Industrial 5-29-17.pdf


 

 

 

 

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Training Coordinator: Ron Nelson
Email: rnelson@smw10.org
 

1323 E Front Ave # 5,                         Bismarck, ND 58504                             

Cell: (701) 301-7764 

 

 


 

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