Boilermakers Recruit Apprentices

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The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Boilermakers Northeast Area, Local Union #5, will conduct a recruitment from April 20 through March 21, 2016 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 two recruitment regions – the New York City and Hudson Valley regions.

Applications can be obtained from Local Union #5 located at 24 Van Siclen Ave in Floral Park from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  All applications must be received no later than March 21, 2016.  Detailed information is available on the Boilermakers Northeast JAC website:  www.neaac.net.

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

o   Working an 8-hour day continually on his/her feet.

o   Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 95 pounds for extended periods.

o   Working in extreme weather conditions and temperatures.

o   Working in restricted or confined spaces.

o   Working at heights of 20 feet or more on scaffolds or platforms.

o   Working in ditches or trenches up to 20 feet deep.

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 and alcohol test, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of signing the apprenticeship agreement.

·         Must attend related instruction classes.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #5 at 516-326-2500.

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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