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Utility Worker Apprentice

Utility Worker Apprentice

The Utility Worker Apprentice typically assists with and learns to perform the full range of Utility Worker tasks under the instruction of a journey Utility Worker and as active participant in Apprenticeship Program. The apprenticeship program is a structured 4,000-hour program involving classroom instruction plus on-the-job training and work performance. Training progress is subject to review by a training and apprenticeship committee.

City of Portland Step Step Description Percentage of UWII Top Rate Hourly Rate BOLI Term Required BOLI Hours
1 Entry - 5 Months 70.00% $16.98 1 1,000
2 6 Months - 11 Months 77.50% $18.79 2 2,000
3 12 Months - 17 Months 85.00% $20.61 3 3,000
4 18 Months - 23 Months 92.50% $22.43 4 4,000
Note: Increases are based on Required BOLI Hours and not length of time in apprentice.

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