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New York State Department of Labor

Insulation & Asbestos Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Buffalo, NY (June 26, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local Union #4, will conduct a recruitment from August 18, 2020 through July 20, 2021 for two Insulation and Asbestos Worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained in person at Local Union #4, 2484 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person, and no applications are to leave the premises. Completed applications must be received by no later than July 20, 2021.

A $25.00 testing fee will be charged to each applicant. Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

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).
  • Must attest verbally that they are physically able to perform the work of an Insulation and Asbestos Worker and able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Must reside in the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #4 at the time of enrollment in apprenticeship. This includes the following:
    • The counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming.
    • In Genesee County - the townships of Alabama, Alexander, Darien, Oakfield, and Pembroke.
    • In Pennsylvania - the counties of McKean, Potter, and Warren.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be legally able to work in the USA.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles.
  • Must watch a “Realistic Job Preview” video and take a “Success Profile Assessment” test.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers JAC Local #4 at (716) 823-0980. 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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