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Explore Registered Occupations - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)

The first step in becoming a registered apprentice is deciding which occupation interests you. Below is a list of all occupations currently available through Maryland’s registered apprenticeship programs.

Once you have found an occupation that you would like to pursue, call 410-767-2246 or e-mail info@mdapprenticeship.com to connect with an apprenticeship navigator who will direct you to available apprenticeship opportunities.

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN - Operates, maintains, and calibrates 3D printers, and other related equipment.

ARBORIST - Use hand and power tools to prune, hedge and remove trees. May specialize in keeping trees healthy, planting trees or landscaping. May work both in an office setting, designing park layouts or planning new planting as well as outside, trimming and shaping trees.

ASBESTOS REMOVAL WORKER - Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC - Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

AUTOMOBILE-BODY REPAIR - Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

BOILER OPERATOR - Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

BOILERMAKER - Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.

BRICKLAYER - Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

BUILDING AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN - Perform a variety of duties related to the design, development, and improvement of building automation systems (BAS). They inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain BAS, involving trades or contract personnel when necessary to make repairs or adjustments.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE REPAIRER - Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

CABINETMAKER - Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

CARPENTER - Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.

CARPENTER (MAINT.) - Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

CARPENTER, TRADE SHOW - Install, dismantle, or move tradeshow exhibits nationwide and locally. This includes assembling/building from blueprints, troubleshooting any issues, dismantling the display and packing to ship.

CARPET LAYER - Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.

CEMENT MASON - Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; use saws to cut expansion joints.

CHEMICAL OPERATOR - Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

CNC SPECIALIST - Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER, BUSINESS - Convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information. May program web sites.

CONSTRUCTION CRAFT LABORER - Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MECHANIC - Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

COREMAKER - Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

CORRECTION OFFICER - Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

COSMETOLOGIST - Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST - Typically design firewalls, monitor use of data files, and regulate access to safeguard information and protect the network. Staying up-to-date on current virus reports and protecting networks from these viruses.

DIESEL MECHANIC - Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST - Develop relevant content topics to reach the company's target customers. Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).

DISPLAY MAKER - Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects.

DRYWALL INSTALLER - Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.

ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

ELECTRICIAN - Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

ELECTRO-MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER - Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

ELECTROMECHANICAL ASSEMBLER - Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.

ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN - Operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.

ELECTRONICS MECHANIC - Install, adjust, or maintain mobile electronics communication equipment, including sound, sonar, security, navigation, and surveillance systems on trains, watercraft, or other mobile equipment.

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN - Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION - apply principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

ELEVATOR MECHANIC - Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Emergency Management Specialists - support and coordinate disaster response and crisis management activities including preparation for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of adverse events including natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfire), wartime, or technological disasters (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies, hazardous materials). Individuals in this role are employed in public sector organizations such as emergency management agencies, health departments, and transportation agencies; as well as in private sector businesses and industries, and non-governmental organizations.

ENVIRONMENTAL CARE SUPERVISOR - Inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment and processes in working areas to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS CONTROL OPERATOR - Develop site grading, erosion and sediment control plans. Apply for permit applications. Provide cost estimates. Monitor construction.

ERECTOR - Set-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in buildings under construction.

FIRE CAPTAIN - Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

FIREFIGHTER - Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

FLOOR COVERER - Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

FORMWORK CARPENTER - Formwork carpenter build molds to retain wet concrete. May also include excavation.

GEAR CUTTER OPERATOR - Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.

GLAZIERS - Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

GRINDER OPERATOR, TOOL - Perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.

HORTICULTURIST - Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

HVAC/R TECHNICIAN - Install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE REPAIRER - Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GENERALIST - Provide similar services related to software, hardware, databases, Web resources, networks and enterprise systems. Duties can include network management, software development and database administration.

INSTRUMENTATION AND ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

INSULATION WORKER - Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

LINE REPAIRER - Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

LODGING MANAGER - Responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of a remote Lodge complex. Provides leadership to staff, maintain lodge facilities and provide a level of hospitality which meets the company's expectations.

MACHINE BUILDER - Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.

MACHINE REPAIRER, MAINTENANCE - Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

MACHINIST - Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

MAINTENANCE WORKERS, MACHINERY - Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

MARBLE MASON - Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

MARINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN - Repairs and adjusts electrical and mechanical equipment of gasoline or diesel powered inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

MEATCUTTER - Use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.

MECHANIC, INDUSTRIAL TRUCK - Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

METAL FABRICATOR - Fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

MILLWRIGHT - Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

MOLD MAKER - Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

MOLDER - Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.

MOSH INSPECTOR - Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector.

NATURAL RESOURCES POLICE - Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

OPERATING ENGINEER - Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

PAINTER/DECORATOR - Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN - Roles include assisting in examination and treatment of patients, measuring vital signs and monitoring health, collecting samples, recording information on patients' charts, and preparing treatment rooms for examination.

PILEDRIVER - Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.

PIPEFITTER - Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.

PLASTERER - Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

PLUMBER - Assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.

POLICE OFFICER - Patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators.

PROGRAMMER, ENGINEERING/SCIENTIFIC - Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

REINFORCING IRONWORKER - Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools.

REINFORCING METAL WORKER - Secure steel bars in concrete forms to reinforce concrete. Determine number, spacing, and size of rods based on blueprints and drawings. Cut bars using hacksaws or acetylene torch.

REPAIRER, WELDING SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT - Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies.

RIGGER - Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

ROOFERS - Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, and related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

SHEET METAL WORKER - Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces.

SHELLFISH GROWER - On an ownership or rental basis, operate farms, ranches, greenhouses, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural production establishments which produce crops, horticultural specialties, livestock, poultry, finfish, shellfish, or animal specialties. May plant, cultivate, or supervise a farm labor contractor; may prepare cost, production, and other records. May maintain and operate machinery and perform physical work.

SPRINKLER FITTER - Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

STATIONARY ENGINEER - Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and boilers.

STEAMFITTER - Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

STONE FINISHER - Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

STONE MASON - Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST - Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

TAPER - Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering. Spread sealing compound in or between boards, panels, cracks, holes, nail heads or screw heads, using trowels, broadknives or spatulas.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INSTALLER-TECH. - Set-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in buildings under construction.

TERRAZZO WORKER - Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

TILE SETTER - Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

TOOL & DIE MAKER - Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

TOOL DESIGNER - Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

TREE TRIMMER - Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers. May use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration.

WASTE WATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN - Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often using control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste.

WATER PUMPING TECHNICIAN - Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste.

WATER REG. & VALVE REPAIRER - Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

WATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN - Inspect equipment or monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions. Maintain, repair, and lubricate equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, and generate power.

WELDER COMBINATION - Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

WELL-DRILL OPERATOR - Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove petroleum products from the earth and to find and remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.


For additional information, contact:
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 209
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-2246
Fax: 410-333-5162
E-mail: info@mdapprenticeship.com