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New York State Department of Labor

Plumbers & Pipefitters Recruit Apprentices

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Binghamton, NY (February 07, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local Union #112, will conduct a recruitment from March 6, 2017 through February 5, 2018 for  two steamfitter apprentices and four plumber & steamfitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions – the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier regions. This division of Local Union #112 has jurisdiction in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga.

Applications can be obtained from Local Union #112, 11 Griswold Street, Binghamton, NY, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first working Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants can find more information on the Union’s website, http://www.ualocal112.org. Applications must be received no later than February 1, 2018.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must sign an affidavit attesting that they are at least 18 years old. Proof of age may be required before being accepted into the apprenticeship program.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED), as recognized by local school authorities. Must sign an affidavit attesting to the same. Proof may be required.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required as determined by a physical exam, including drug testing, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must sign an affidavit stating that they are physically able to do the work of a steamfitter or a plumber & steamfitter, which may include:
    • Performing all phases of the plumbing industry.
    • Regularly working at varying heights up to 150 feet.
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants. 
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repeated squatting and/or bending.
    • Working in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Lifting and/or moving heavy objects and equipment (the minimum lifting requirement is 77 pounds).
    • Working from ladders and scaffolds.
    • Working in wet and muddy conditions.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must sign a scholarship loan agreement in conjunction with training classes.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be able to purchase text material for use in related training classes, as required. Many text materials are provided free of charge, except those which need to be replaced or those which students wish to write in or use for reference guides in the field. The cost for those materials should not exceed $850 (over the course of a five-year apprenticeship). 

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #112 at (607) 723-9593.

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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