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New York State Department of Labor

Plumbers & Steamfitters Recruit Apprentices

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Oswego, NY (February 26, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local Union #73, will conduct a recruitment from March 2, 2020 through February 1, 2021 for 10 Plumber and Steamfitter apprentices and four Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Mechanic 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 Central and North Country regions of the state.

Applications are available and completed online at www.ualocal73.net. All applications must be received no later than February 1, 2021.

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).
  • Must purchase text materials for class at an average cost of $50.00 per year.
  • Must take and pass a Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test with a minimum score of 70 (out of total of 100). Applicant will be contacted to schedule aptitude test.
  • Must verbally attest that they are physically able to perform the work required, which may include:
    • Moderate to heavy lifting.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Working from ladders and scaffolds at various heights.
    • Working in extreme cold and heat.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must pass a drug screening and background check, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact JATC for Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local Union #73 at (315) 343-4037. 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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