Chimney Apprentice

Vertical Chimney Care is a Chimney Cleaning and Repair Company that has been servicing the Chicagoland area for over 35 years. We are located in Elmhurst, IL and are currently seeking a full-time Chimney Apprentice.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 per hour

Job Description:

This individual will ride along with Certificated Chimney Sweeps and assist them on their daily routes. Daily job responsibilities will vary and be directed by the Chimney Sweep.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Clean and load trucks with equipment and parts
  • Assist in preparing materials for daily routes
  • Prepare for work that will be done at customers’ homes: setting up tarps, organizing tools, setting up ladders, setting up safety equipment such as harnesses, and cleaning out vacuums
  • Assist with cleaning fireplaces and learning the inspection process
  • Assist with running gas lines when directed
  • Assist with chimney liner installations
  • Assist with furnace liner installations and the removing of existing liners
  • Assist with dryer vent cleanings
  • This inpidual will need to be comfortable with being on ladders and roofs
  • Study to eventual become a Certified Chimney Sweep
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • This is a great opportunity for someone to learn about our business and pass the exam to be a certified Chimney Sweep within 1 to 2 years!


  • Hours: 7:30am to 4:30pm
    • Position averages roughly 5 hours of OT per week
    • OT paid at 1.5x hourly rate
  • Work days: Monday Thru Thursday; Saturdays
  • Off Days: Friday & Sunday


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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