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New York State Department of Labor

Operating Engineers Recruit Apprentices

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Whitestone, NY (December 09, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from January 25, 2021 through February 5, 2021 for 25 Stationary Engineer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, 16-16 Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone, NY between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be returned via U.S. Postal Service certified mail and postmarked no later than March 1, 2021.

Candidates will be scheduled to take a Comprehensive Math exam and must score at least 85% out of 100% on the exam.

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). Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a Stationary Engineer. This trade often includes work environments that are dangerous. The work itself may require a Stationary Engineer to be able to perform work under physically challenging and difficult conditions. Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Willing to work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays.
    • Climbing stairs, ladders and other means to access boiler room equipment, sometimes in confined spaces (e.g. accessing steam drums and fire boxes) or heating and ventilating rooms (e.g. air handlers and plenums) which may be dusty and dark with varying degrees of extreme temperatures.
    • Standing upright for extended periods of time.
    • Using vision to read small numbers and/or markings on gauges and equipment.
    • Using vision and hearing to avoid injury from overhead piping and rotating machinery.
    • Communicating orally in noisy working conditions.
    • Working in areas containing gases from the combustion process and strong odors from grease, lubricants or solvents.
    • Lifting heavy metal objects.
    • Working with alkaline and acidic chemicals used in boiler water treatment and handling chemicals.
    • Walking over wet and slippery surfaces.
    • Working around hazardous materials, such as asbestos and infectious waste.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment including but not limited to respirators, face shield and hearing protection.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.

For further information, applicants should contact Local Union 30 at (718) 847-8484. 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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