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New York State Department of Labor

Operating Engineers Recruit Apprentices

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Whitestone, NY (December 13, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from January 22, 2018 through February 02, 2018 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #30, 16-16 Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone, NY between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be returned via U.S. Postal Service certified mail and postmarked no later than February 16, 2018.

Note: Local #30 will administer a comprehensive math exam to all applicants who successfully file an application. The highest scoring 50 applicants on the comprehensive math exam will be offered the opportunity to take the Specific Aptitude Test Battery (SATB) administered by the New York State Department of Labor. Dates for all testing will be provided after applications are received. A score of less than 85% on the math exam will disqualify the applicant from entry into the program. 

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). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a stationary engineer, which includes:
    • Climbing and working off of stairs and ladders.
    • Working in confined and dark spaces.
    • Prolonged standing.
    • Reading small numbers and/or markings.
    • Communicating in loud working conditions.
    • Working in environments that could cause exposure to dust, chemical odors, and hazardous materials.
    • Working in extreme temperatures.
    • Working and/or walking on slippery surfaces.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment, such as respirators, ear protectors, and face shields.
    • Lifting heavy objects weighing up to 60 lbs.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Must participate in an interview, if selected.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicles. 
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #30 at (718) 847-8484 ext. 239.

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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