Boilermakers Recruit Apprentices

Oswego, NY (March 5, 2016) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Boilermakers Northeast Area, Local Union #175, will conduct a recruitment from April 5, 2016 through March 7, 2017 for five boilermaker (construction) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note, the five openings listed for boilermaker apprentices represent the total number for five recruitment regions – the Central, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier regions.

Applications can be obtained from Local Union #175, 28 West Bridge Street, Oswego, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. If the first Tuesday of the month is a holiday, applications will be available on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Committee requires that applicants:

• Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.

• Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.

• Must attend related instruction classes.

• Must attest that they are physically able to perform the work of a boilermaker (construction), which may include:

o Working in confined spaces.

o Working from heights.

o Working in nuclear facilities.

o Working in hazardous conditions.

• Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction classes.

• Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #175 at (315) 343-3821.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.