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Sprinkler fitters recruit apprentices

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Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:30 am

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 669, will conduct a recruitment drive from Nov. 2 through Oct. 28, 2016, for 20 sprinkler fitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced. The 20 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions - the Capital District, Central, Hudson Valley and Western regions of New York.

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

•Syracuse - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU 267, 150 Midler Park Drive

•Latham - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU 7, 18 Avis Drive

•Orchard Park - Plumbers & Steamfitters LU 22, 3651 California Road

•Newburgh - LIUNA LU 17, 451 Little Britain Road

Applications also may be obtained by calling 1-800-638-0592 or by emailing [email protected].

The committee requires applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof 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 be physically able to perform the work of a sprinkler fitter, as determined by a medical examination, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be willing to travel to various job sites.
  • Must have a valid New York driver's license in order to operate company vehicles. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact the nearest New York Department of Labor office or Local Union No. 669 at 1-800-638-0592.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the commissioner.

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