Sheet Metal Apprentice

Salary: $23-30/hourly
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 30, 2023

Position Title: Sheet Metal Apprentice                                                 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Operations                                                                       Date: 2022
Reports to: Crew Leader/Field Manager                                              Location: Various Jobsites
Wage Range: $23-30hr.             
Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, AD&D, PTO, Employee Assistance Program, additional optional insurances. To see a list of all MTech’s great perks visit –
Job Summary
Perform entry level general sheet metal fabrication and installation duties with supervision.
Essential Job Functions
APPRENTICE 1 (0-12 months)
Basic math skills.
Operates ductline including total insulating responsibilities. Understands and operates all machinery.
Understands terminology, preps ductwork for installation, has basic hand tools as per tool list and can properly use them.
Attends all MTech Mechanical Apprenticeship training classes regularly and outside schooling if available.
Develops good housekeeping and safety habits.
Understands and is responsible for accurate material checkout from warehouse and labor accounting.
Attentive to following instructions and has positive attitude toward leadman, fellow employees and customers.
Can document approximately 2,000 hours of employment.
Perform laborer tasks including such duties as sweeping, cleaning, delivering, loading, unloading, hole cutting, etc.
Regular and predictable attendance is expected in order to meet the requirements of this position
Other duties as assigned
APPRENTICE 2 (12-24 months)
All Apprentice 1 responsibilities and be able to:
Read non-complex blueprints, detail shop orders from prints and onsite measurements.
Install HVAC systems with minor supervision.
Set up and operate all job related tools safely.
Fabricate duct and simple fittings, ie. els, trs, offsets.
Understand the fundamentals of heating, ventilating and air conditioning.
Flat solder copper and galvanized joints, properly waterseal duct joints and OSM joints.
Have fundamental knowledge of fibrous duct installations.
Be willing to help solve installation problems.
Document approximately 4,000 hours of employment.
Other duties as assigned
APPRENTICE 3 (24-36 months)
All Apprentice 1 and 2 responsibilities and:
Do all types of small jobs alone with supervision including add on air conditioning, furnace change-outs, humidifiers, air cleaners.
Can install all types of normal residential, commercial, industrial HVAC systems with supervision. Able to impart trade knowledge to and lead a helper.
Can coordinate work with customer and other trades.
Can install outside metal.
Can weld light gauge sheet and lightweight angle iron frames.
Can complete jobs successfully in terms of labor and material budgets.
Can document approximately 6,000 hours of employment.
Other duties as assigned
APPRENTICE 4 (36-48 months)
All Apprentice 1, 2 and 3 responsibilities plus:
Application for certification at local jurisdictions as required.
Know fundamental design and can successfully complete all jobs as per MTech Mechanical standards.
Can document 8,000 hours of employment.
Support the total quality effort. Identify and respond to the needs of internal and external customers 100% of the time.
Work within the guidelines of the safety and employee policy.
Upon graduation, obtain Denver Journeyman Heating and Ventilating Certificate.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum 18 years of age
High school graduate/GED
Mechanical aptitude
Willingness to learn through on the job training and technical school courses
Reliable transportation to and from work required
About MTech
For 20 years, MTech has had a goal to build a great company with a great reputation. With that in mind, we want an incredible team. With our values of integrity, commitment, excellence, growth and fun, we are looking for amazing individuals to build upon our success.
Our team members are our greatest asset, and we have a people-centric culture. We value the contributions they make towards growing MTech into being the premier design-build mechanical contractor in Colorado. MTech provides an environment that promotes genuine communication so that our team members can freely collaborate. We offer competitive employment packages and care about everyone’s safety and wellness – we show this through initiatives like Mental Health Month, Employee Assistance Programs and Construction Inclusion Week participation.
Approximately 500 individuals make up our teams across Colorado. We inspire and develop our talent with internship opportunities, an in-house training program and  100% company paid apprenticeship programs in sheet metal, pipefitting, plumbing and service. We also provide specialty training on topics such as medical gas certifications, DORA required Plumbing continuing education classes, various vendor trainings, CPR/First Aid and others. We also offer soft skill classes on topics such as Bias & the Brain (The Inclusion Series),  Building a Culture of Trust, Navigating Conflict, and others. High-quality training enables our team members to exceed expectations in their roles and fuels the passion behind our company.
We are proud to of the amazing projects we have completed in our communities. This list includes projects such as McGregor Square, UCCS Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center, AIMS Community College Welcome Center, Vail Health, Grand Colorado Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort, NREL and many more.
Working for MTech provides the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects such as Healthcare, Higher Education, Data Centers, Cleanrooms, Office Buildings, Multi-Family, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, and others.

Americans with Disability Specifications  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body. 
Be able to reach overhead. 
Be able to work a full range of physical activity in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, kneeling and squatting, climbing, walking for extended periods of time. 
Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
Be able to lift 75 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday.
Capable of hearing at a level or correctable to a level where the person is able to receive detailed information through verbal communication. Vision must also be at a level or correctable level where the person has clarity both in short and long distance vision.
This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position and may change with or without notice.
MTech Mechanical is an EEO Employer, including disability/vets

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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