United Service Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for United Service Workers, Local Union #355, will conduct a recruitment from May 12, 2014 through May 23, 2014 for two steamfitter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications can be completed at the LU #355 Training Center, 267 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bohemia, NY from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. All applications must be completed on site.

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), including one year of high school algebra.
  • Must attest in writing that he/she is physically able to perform the work required of a steamfitter, which may include:
  • Working an eight-hour day continually on one’s feet.
  • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 75 pounds for extended periods.
  • Working through extended periods of extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
  • Working at heights of 20 feet or more on ladders, scaffolds, scissor lifts, or boom lifts.
  • Working in ditches or trenches up to six feet deep.
  • Must be able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction (in and around Nassau and Suffolk counties).
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #355 at (631) 589-5880.

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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