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New York State Department of Labor

Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Elmira, NY (February 16, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Area Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #112, will conduct a recruitment from February 27, 2017 through February 23, 2018 for 10 sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 10 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions: the Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier, and Western regions. This program’s jurisdiction includes the counties of Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #112, 1200 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, NY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications can also be downloaded from the JATC website: smw112.org. Applications are accepted continuously.

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 sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a sheet metal worker, which may include:
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to loud noises and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repeated squatting and bending.
    • Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Lifting and/or moving heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
    • Working off of ladders and scaffolds at heights that may exceed 50 feet.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to drive company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various work sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #112 at (607) 733-3732.

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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