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New York State Department of Labor

Boilermakers Recruit Apprentices

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Albany, NY (February 06, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Boilermakers Northeast, Local Union #5, Zone #197, will conduct a recruitment from March 7, 2017 through February 6, 2018 for 10 boilermaker (construction) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained from Boilermakers Northeast JATC, Local Union #5, Zone #197, 75 South Dove Street, Albany, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Detailed information is available on the Boilermakers Northeast JATC website: www.neaac.net.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.  Proof of age will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must verbally attest that they are physically able to do the work of a boilermaker, which may include:
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Working at various heights above the ground.
    • Working in nuclear facilities.
    • Working under other hazardous conditions.
    • Traveling out of town to work.
  • Must pass a drug/alcohol test, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of signing the Apprenticeship Agreement.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from remote job sites and related instruction classes.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #5, Zone #197 at (518) 438-0718.

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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