Saturday, May 18 2013 06:43
Operating engineers union recruiting apprentices
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #30 will conduct a limited recruitment from May 20, 2013 through June 3, 2013 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.
Applications may be obtained at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #30, 115-06 Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day), during the recruitment period. All applications must be returned via the U.S Postal Service “Certified Mail” and postmarked no later than June 21, 2013.
Note: Local #30 will administer a comprehensive math exam to all applicants who successfully file an application. The 100 highest-scoring 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. All testing will be held at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union #30 training facility located at 115-06 Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY, 11418. Dates for all testing will be provided after applications are received. Any grade less than 16 out of 20 (or 80%) on the math exam will disqualify the applicant from entry into the program. In addition, an oral interview will be conducted by Local Union #30 to all applicants who took the New York State Specific Aptitude Test Battery (SATB).
The Committee requires that applicants:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) – verification of education must be produced at time of indenture. Required verification of education includes a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), along with corresponding transcripts, and certified transcripts for any post-high school education classes taken by the applicant.
- Must be physically able to perform the work required, as determined by an affidavit of physical condition signed by the applicant. Stationary engineers often encounter work environments that are dangerous. An engineer may be required to work under physically challenging and difficult conditions. The list provided below may not be a complete list of the environments and work an apprentice may be required to perform. The required work may include :
- Climbing stairs, ladders (up to 30 feet) and other means to access boiler room equipment - sometimes in closed or confined spaces;
- Standing upright for extended periods of time;
- Using vision to read small numbers and markings on gauges and equipment;
- Using vision and hearing to avoid injury from overhead piping and rotating machinery;
- Communicating orally in a noisy working environment;
- Working in confined spaces in a physical plant, including boiler rooms, (e.g. accessing steam drums and fire boxes) or heating and ventilating rooms (e.g. air handlers and plenums), which may be dusty and dark with varying degrees of extreme temperatures;
- Walking over wet and slippery concrete surfaces;
- Working in areas containing gases from the combustion process and strong odors from grease, lubricants, or solvents;
- Lifting heavy objects (up to 60 pounds);
- Working with alkaline and acidic chemicals used in boiler room treatment;
- Handling chemicals;
- Exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos (not for abatement) and infectious waste;
- Wearing PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), including, but not limited to, a respirator, face shield and hearing protection.
- Must be legally entitled to work in the United States of America.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Must provide copy of Military Separation Form DD214 (if applicable).
- Must be willing to work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays.
- Must have reliable transportation.
For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #30 at (718) 847-8484 Ext. 235.
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.