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Plumbers & Steamfitters Recruit Apprentices

Syracuse, NY (October 27, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local #267, will conduct a recruitment from November 26, 2014 through October 28, 2015 for 5-10 pipefitter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications can be obtained at the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #267, 150 Midler Park Drive, Syracuse, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

The Committee requires that applicants:

•             Must be at least 18 years old.

•             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 sign a statement indicating that he/she is physically able to perform the work of a pipefitter, which includes:

o             Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants.

o             Prolonged standing and walking.

o             Repeated squatting and/or bending.

o             Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures.

o             Working in wet and muddy conditions.

o             Lifting and/or moving heavy objects and equipment.

o             Working off of ladders and scaffolds at various heights.

o             Working in confined spaces.

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

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

•             Must provide military transfer or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

•             Must take and pass the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test, administered by Local Union #267.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #267 at (315) 463-6344.

 

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.

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