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New York State Department of Labor

Operating Engineers Recruit Apprentices

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Brookhaven, NY (December 09, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Operating Engineers, Local Union #138, will conduct a recruitment from January 27, 2020 through February 7, 2020 for six Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at JATC for Operating Engineers Local Union #138, 575 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven, NY, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be completed on the premises. All application must be received no later than February 7, 2020.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be a resident of Nassau County or Suffolk County. Must provide proof of residence (two items other than a driver’s license or car registration), after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must sign an affidavit attesting that they are physically able to perform the work of an Operating Engineer which may include:
    • Working with hand and power tools.
    • Climbing up onto and down from heavy equipment.
    • Working outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
    • Lifting and moving heavy tools and equipment.
    • Reading, hearing and understanding instructions and warnings.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license to drive company vehicles.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States. Proof will be required, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must submit a copy of a valid photo identification, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must provide three personal reference letters, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be willing to submit to and pass a drug test at the expense of the JATC, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • 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 JATC for Operating Engineers, Local Union #138 at (631) 286-8677. 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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