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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Harriman, NY (July 16, 2019) -

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union #363, will conduct a recruitment from August 5, 2019 through May 8, 2020 for 15 Electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained and submitted, in person only, at Local Union #363, 67 Commerce Drive South, Harriman, NY, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the first full business week of the following months:

  • August 5, 2019 through August 9, 2019
  • November 4, 2019 through November 8, 2019
  • February 3, 2020 through February 7, 2020
  • May 4, 2020 through May 8, 2020

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), including one year of completing algebra with a passing grade. Proof is required at the time of application.
  • Must reside within the jurisdiction of Local Union #363, which includes the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster (also includes parts of Delaware County* and Greene County**, see below).

*In Delaware County - The townships of Andes, Harpersfield, Kortright, Stamford, Bovina, Roxbury, and Middletown; additionally, the portions of Colchester and Hancock townships south of the East Branch of the Delaware River.

**In Greene County - That portion of the county which lies south of a line following the south limits of the City of Catskill in a westerly direction from the Hudson River to Highway 23A along to the road following Little West Kill and continuing along this road to Delaware County.

  • Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by a physician, at the expense of sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must attest that they are physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which may include:
    • Climbing and working from ladders, scaffolds, poles, or towers of various heights.
    • Crawling and working in confined spaces such as attics, manholes, and crawl spaces.
    • Lifting heavy tools and materials and standing for longer periods of time.
    • Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites (anywhere within the geographical area this apprenticeship covers).
  • Must be willing and able to attend all related instruction classroom training as required to complete this apprenticeship program.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to read and understand English. Must be able to read, hear, and understand verbal instructions and warnings given in English.
  • Must provide a copy of their birth certificate and Social Security card at the time of job offer.
  • Must receive a qualifying score on the Electrical Trades aptitude test administered by the LU 363.

For further information, applicants should contact IBEW Local # 363 at (845) 783-3600. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php).

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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