Sprinkler Fitters Recruit Apprentices

Syracuse, NY (October 2, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union #669 (Central Region), will conduct a recruitment from November 3, 2014 through October 30, 2015 for five sprinkler fitter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications may be obtained from the following locations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

•Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #267, 150 Midler Park Drive, Syracuse, NY 13206

•Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #7, 18 Avis Drive, Latham, NY 12110

•Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #22, 3651 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127

•LIUNA LU #17, 451 Little Britain Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

Applications may also be requested by calling (800) 638-0592 or by e-mailing contactus@jatc.org.

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 GED or TASC).

•Must be physically able to perform the work required of the trade, as determined by a medical examination, including drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.

•Must be willing and able to perform the work as stated below, which entails regular lifting and climbing:

  • Working indoors and outdoors.
  • Working in trenches 8 feet below ground
  • Working at heights of 100 feet or more.

Working with overhead piping, normally plastic or steel, ranging in size from 1 inch to 8 inches in diameter.

Working with underground pipes ranging in size from 4 inches to 16 inches in diameter.

•Must have a valid driver’s license.

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

• Must be willing to travel to various work locations and to be away from home for extended periods of time.

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

• Must provide proof of age, employment, education, licenses, and/or veteran status, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #669 at (585) 786-9270.

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