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Repairs and maintains physical structures of commercial and industrial establishments, such as factories, office buildings, apartment houses, and logging and mining constructions, using handtools and power tools: Replaces defective electrical switches and other fixtures. Paints structures, and repairs woodwork with carpenter's tools. Repairs plumbing fixtures. Repairs plaster and lays brick. Builds sheds and other outbuildings.
Work Process Schedule
Related Technical Instruction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Training at (617) 626-5409. A list of instruction subjects is as follows:
1. Job and Occupational Safety
2. Hand and Power Tools, Equipment and Trade Terminology
3. Use of Hand and Power Tools
4. Craft Math Instruction
5. Theory and Practice of Cleaning Maintenance
6. Basic Blue Print Reading
7. Basic Interior and Exterior Surface Maintenance
8. Basic Landscaping, Ground Maintenance and Equipment Maintenance
9. Local and National Electric Code
10. Local and National Plumbing Code
11. Carpentry Techniques and Repairs
12. Principles of Electricity and Basic Electrical Wiring
13. Basic Plumbing Installation and Repair
14. Principles of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
15. Principles of ASHRAE Standards
16. Principles of National Building Code
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