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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Orchard Park, NY (September 26, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Electricians, Local Union #41, will conduct a recruitment from October 4, 2017 through September 26, 2018 for five electrician (housewire or residential) apprentices and ten electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained, in person only, at Local Union #41, S. 3546 California Road, Orchard Park, NY, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Wednesday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be a resident within the jurisdiction of Local Union #41. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture. The jurisdiction of Local Union #41 includes:
    • All of Erie County.
    • Cattaraugus County – The townships of Ashford, East Otto, Ellicottville, Farmersville, Franklinville, Freedom, Lyndon, Machias, Mansfield, New Albion, Otto, Perrysburg, Persia, and Yorkshire.
    • Genesee County – The townships of Alabama, Alexander, Darien, Oakfield, and Pembroke. This also includes the portions of Batavia and Elba that lie west of Little Tonawanda Creek, Tonawanda Creek, the City limits of Batavia, and State Highway 98 north of the City of Batavia.
    • Wyoming County – The townships of Arcade, Attica, Bennington, Eagle, Java, Orangeville, Sheldon, and Wethersfield.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.  Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles. 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).  An associate degree or higher will be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. Applicants must have successfully completed one full year of high school algebra or a post-high school algebra course. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Applicants of the electrician trade who can verify having a minimum of 4,000 hours of substantiated experience in the electrical construction trade do not need to meet the education requirements above. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Applicants of the electrician (housewire or residential) trade who can verify having a minimum of 2,400 hours of substantiated experience in the electrical construction trade do not need to meet the education requirements above. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must take and pass the electrical trades’ aptitude test. 
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically and mentally able to safely 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.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings.
  • Must be willing and able to attend related instruction.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various work sites and related instruction.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.

Applicants must forward their completed application within 30 days from the date they obtained their application, by U.S. Mail only, to: Recruitment, Electrical Industry Education Fund, S. 3546 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #41 at (716) 662-6111.

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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