Operating Engineers Recruit Apprentices

SYRACUSE, NY (01/06/2010)(readMedia)– The Engineers Joint Training Fund/IUOE Local 832 Apprenticeship Program, will conduct a recruitment from January 7, 2010 through January 21, 2010 for two operating engineer (heavy equipment) apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today.

Applications can be obtained at the Operating Engineers Local # 832, 121 Route 70, Dansville, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during the recruitment period, excluding holidays. Application packets may only be obtained by an applicant in person. Applications will be limited to the first 25 applicants, and will only be accepted during the recruitment period or until 25 applications have been issued.

The Committee requires that applicants:

∙ Must be at least 18 years of age.

∙ Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).

∙ Must reside in one of the counties of Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Chemung, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Yates or the Eastern part of Genesee including City of Batavia.

∙ Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles.

∙ Must have reliable transportation to and from work sites and related instruction.

∙ Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

∙ Must pass a substance abuse test, at the union’s expense, at the time of appointment.

∙ Must have the physical ability to perform the work required.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or may contact Local # 832 at 315-492-4725.

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.