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The Northeast Area Apprenticeship Committee accepts Applications for Field Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship positions on a continuous basis.
Applications are distributed by our Local Lodges using ONLY the below listed schedule. To be considered for our Program, applicants MUST pickup applications in person and return the application and requested documentation to the NE Area office via certified mail/return receipt requested within ten (10) business days. Applications cannot be mailed or emailed.
Applicants must provide copies of their birth certificate and a high school diploma or GED. If applicable, Applicants must also provide copies of written, verifiable proof of welding qualifications and/or training.
The NE Area office reviews and processes all new applications on a quarterly basis ONLY. Utilizing a random selection process, new applicants are combined into each Local’s existing list. Applicants will remain on the list for a period of two years – after two years all applicants who have not been offered employment must completely reapply.
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- Minimum Requirements
- Welding Experience
- Helmets to Hardhats: Direct Entry for Veterans
- Course of Study
- Probationary Period
- Veteran Benefits
- Be 18 years of age
- Must have graduated from high school, or be able to provide an equivalency certificate
- Be willing to participate in alcohol and drug testing within 48 hours after signing the apprenticeship agreements
- Have reliable transportation to the related instructions and to travel long distances to job sites
- Be physically able to perform the usual tasks required in the Boilermaker Trade as determined by a verbal declaration
Applicants are divided into four Pools of Eligible Applicants:
- Pool I Applicants posses Certified Tube (Pipe/TIG/SMAW 1G-6G) Welding Certificates
- Pool II Applicants posses Certified Plate (MIG Plate/SMAW Plate) Welding Certificates
- Pool III Applicants posses Vo-Tech or Welding School Certificates (regardless of welding process studied)
- Pool IV Applicants posses no certifiable welding skills
- Local 5, Zone 5 – Floral Park, LI, NY
- Local 5, Zone 7 – Orchard Park, NY
- Local 5, Zone 175 – Oswego, NY
- Local 5, Zone 197 – Albany, NY
- Local 13 – Newportville, PA
- Local 28 – Eastampton, NJ
- Local 29 – Avon, MA
- Local 154 – Pittsburgh, PA
- Local 237 – East Hartford, CT
If you're looking for a career, you're in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats places quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.
A Boilermaking career will enable you to earn while you learn and get rewarded for hard work. Being a member in the building and construction trades entitles you to competitive salaries with consistent raises, pension plans and excellent medical benefits.
- On-the-Job training
- 48 online self-study lessons and tests
- 8 Performance Based Tests
- 21 On-The-Job Training Booklets
- A minimum of 144 hours per year of classroom instruction
During the probationary period, apprentices will be evaluated on willingness to accept work assignments, performance on-the-job and in the classroom, attendance, punctuality, and writing and submission of work reports and related studies.
After the probationary period, apprentices are required to maintain the high standards set forth by both the National and Area Apprenticeship program.
Eligible veterans pursuing training through an approved apprenticeship program can receive their GI BILL monthly housing allowance (MHA) in addition to their apprenticeship wages.
Additionally, Post-9/11 GI BILL recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,000 per year for books and supplies.
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Please be Advised of our Nondiscrimination Policy
The Boilermakers Northeast Area Apprenticeship Program will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.
The Boilermakers Northeast Area Apprenticeship Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.