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New York State Department of Labor

Plumbers Recruit Apprentices

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Bohemia, NY (January 03, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Plumbers, Local Union #200, will conduct a recruitment from February 18, 2020 through March 2, 2020 for 25 Plumber apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtainedfrom JATC for Plumbers, Local Union #200, 375 Central Avenue, Bohemia, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be submitted via U.S. Postal Service using certified mail with return receipt requested. All applications must be received no later than March 13, 2020.

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). One year of High School Algebra required.
  • Must sign an affidavit that they are physically able to perform the work of a Plumber, which may include:
  • Working an eight (8) hour day continually on the feet.
    • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 75 pounds for extended periods.
    • Working through periods of extreme weather conditions or temperatures.
    • Working in restrictive and confined spaces.
    • Working at heights of 20 feet or more on ladders, scaffolds, scissor lifts or boom lifts.
    • Working in ditches or trenches up to six feet deep.
  • Must be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County (as shown by the address on the application) at time of application.
  • Must be able to read, hear and understand instructions and warnings.
  • Must take a New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) aptitude test administered by NYSDOL. There is no testing fee. Must score 80% on the test to be considered for an interview.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must submit to a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must purchase text materials for required classes at the approved school (approx. $200 per year for cost of training materials).
  • 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 Plumbers, Local Union #200  at (631) 567-3083. 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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