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New York State Department of Labor

United Service Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Bohemia, NY (September 06, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for United Service Workers, Local Union #355, will conduct a recruitment from October 09, 2017 through October 20, 2017 for two sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be completed at the LU #355 Training Center, 267 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bohemia, NY, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be completed on site and received no later than October 20, 2017.

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), including one year of high school algebra.
  • Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work required of a sprinkler fitter, which may include:
    • Working an 8-hour day continually on their feet.
    • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 75 pounds for extended periods.
    • Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures for extended periods.
    • Working in restrictive or 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 able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction (in and around Nassau and Suffolk counties).
  • 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 their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #355 at (631) 589-5880.

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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