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New York State Department of Labor

Sprinkler Fitters Recruit Apprentices

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Latham, NY (September 26, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union #669, will conduct a recruitment from November 4, 2019 through October 30, 2020 for 15-20 Sprinkler Fitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 15-20 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions - the Capital District, Central, Hudson Valley, and Western regions of the state.

Applications can be obtained from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period, at the following locations:

  • Syracuse - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #267, 150 Midler Park Drive, Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Latham - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #7, 18 Avis Drive, Latham, NY 12110
  • Orchard Park - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU #22, 3651 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
  • Newburgh - LIUNA LU #17, 451 Little Britain Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

Applications may also be obtained by:

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof must be presented at time of interview.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of a sprinkler fitter, as determined by a physical examination, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be willing to travel to various job sites.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.

For further information, applicants should contact Sprinkler Fitters Local #669 at 800-638-0592. 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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