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New York State Department of Labor

Boilermakers Recruit Apprentices

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Orchard Park, NY (April 03, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Boilermakers, Northeast Area, Local # 5 Zone 7, will conduct a recruitment from May 2, 2019 through April 2, 2020 for three boilermaker (construction) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions – the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Western regions. 

Applications can be obtained from Local #5, Zone 7, 5745 Big Tree Road (Rt. 20A), Orchard Park, NY, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received no later than April 2, 2020. Detailed information is available on the Boilermakers Northeast JAC website: http://www.neaac.net/.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof of age will be required after selection and at the time of indenture.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required when the applicant is presented with a bona fide offer or at indenture.
  • Must sign an affidavit attesting that they are physically able to do the work of a boilermaker (construction), which may include:
    • Working an eight-hour day continually on their feet.
    • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 95 pounds for extended periods of time.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions.
    • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
    • Working at heights of up to 20 feet on scaffolds or platforms.
    • Working in ditches or trenches up to 20 feet deep.
    • Working in hazardous conditions.
  • Must submit to a drug/alcohol test, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of signing the apprenticeship agreement.
  • Must be able to work in nuclear facilities.
  • Must attend and complete related instruction courses.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various jobsites and related instruction classes.
  • Must be willing to travel long distances, over 100 miles each way, to and from worksites.

For further information, applicants should contact Boilermakers Northeastern Local # 5 at (716) 667-0861. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor office.

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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