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New York State Department of Labor

Ironworkers Recruit Apprentices

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Utica, NY (February 06, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Ironworkers, Local Union #440, (District I - Utica), will conduct a recruitment from March 6, 2017 through March 2, 2018 for five ironworker (outside) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for the Central, Mohawk Valley, and North Country regions.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #440, 801 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, Utica, NY between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications can also be obtained by calling the Union Hall at (315) 735-4531. All applications must be received no later than March 9, 2018.

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 high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug test and physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction.
  • Must reside within the jurisdiction of Local Union #440. This includes the following:
    • The counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Lewis. 
    • Madison County – the townships Eaton, Madison, Lebanon, Earlville, Brookfield, Smyrna, Sherburne, Columbus, Plymouth, N. Norwich, and New Berlin.
    • Hamilton County – the townships of Indian Lake, Arietta, Lake Pleasant, Speculator, and Morehouse.
    • Fulton County – the townships of Oppenheim, Stratford, and Ephratah.
    • Montgomery – the townships of Minden, St. Johnsville, Palatine, and Canajoharie.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of an ironworker (outside), which may include:
    • Lifting objects weighing as much as 100 lbs.
    • Climbing and working at heights of 100 feet or more.
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.  Proof is required after selection and prior to indenture.
    • Must provide a copy of birth certificate, Social Security card, and current certifications, after selection and prior to indenture.
    • Must provide military transfer or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

    For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or may contact Local Union #440 at (315) 735-4531.

    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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