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Plumbers and steamfitters recruit apprentices


Mon, Aug 24th 2015 05:10 pm

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union 22, will conduct recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 2, 2016, for three plumber apprentices and three steamfitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

(Note the six openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions, the Finger Lakes and Western regions).

Applications can be obtained and submitted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding legal holidays) at Local Union 22, 3651 California Road, Orchard Park, during the recruitment period. Applications also will be available during normal business hours at the state's Department of Labor offices in Jamestown, Olean, Albion and Dunkirk. Applications will only be accepted at Local Union 22 on the first Tuesday of each month, during the hours indicated above.

The committee requires 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 attest in writing they are physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must have a valid New York driver's license in order to operate company vehicles.
  • Must be a resident, of at least one year, within the jurisdiction of Local Union 22. This includes: All townships in the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming; in Genesee County, the townships of Alabama, Oakfield, Elba, Pembroke, Batavia, Darien and Alexander.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a qualifying battery basic "work keys" assessment. This includes achievement tests in mathematics, reading for information and locating information.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must produce, if tentatively selected, any documentation of facts stated on the application, including high school diploma or equivalent, within 14 days of receiving an acceptance letter.

For further information, applicants should contact the nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union No. 22 at 716-662-5752.

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

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