Pointer-Cleaner-Caulker (PCC)

Pointer-Cleaner-Caulker (PCC) Career: 

PCC is probably the most diversified trade in the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union. A Pointer or Tuckpointer replaces mortar between masonry units. The Cleaner aspect is the cleaning of all masonry surfaces. A Caulker applies sealants to expansion joints in new and old buildings. A PCC does much more besides pointing, cleaning and caulking including, but not limited to Epoxy Injection and Mortar Patching. A PCC craftsworker has the opportunity to restore old masonry buildings that have existed for decades. Craftworkers also work on new buildings that will some day be restored decades later by future PCC Craftworkers.



The Pointer-Cleaner-Caulker Apprentice program requirements:

  • No fear of heights — able to work on swinging Scaffold up to 40 stories high (up to 500 ft. above the ground).
  • Willing and able to attend school three to four weeks per year.
  • Program should be completed in 3 years, 1500 OJT hours for each year for a total of 4500 OTJ hours to become a journeyworker. 144 hours for each year of related training. These classes meet in January and February they are day classes for 3 1/2 weeks, Monday though Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. 

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