The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union #74 (Western NY), will conduct a recruitment from May 28, 2018 through May 24, 2019 for 20 roofer apprentices.
Please note that the 20 openings listed for roofer apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions the Finger Lakes and Western regions.
Applications must be completed in person at Local Union #74, 2800 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. All applications must be received no later than May 24, 2019. Certificates and work records need to be submitted upon hiring.
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).
Must pass a physical agility test administered by WNY Health Works. This includes lifting 50 lbs. from floor to waist and from waist to shoulder. It also includes carrying 50 lbs. for a distance of 20 feet.
Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade, which may include:
Working on their feet most of the day.
Lifting and carrying heavy materials or buckets frequently, for example 90 pounds roofing felt, 2 pails of roofing material.
Climbing and working off of ladders, able to climb 40 feet ladder and have no fear of heights.
Hoisting roofing materials weighing 65 pounds (example asphalt felt up to 25 feet levels).
Able to crouch and stoop to attach materials to roof base and to pick up tools, materials and reaching for handling tools, equipment and materials.
Must have excellent depth perception and field of vision to observe progress of work while walking and working on roofs and to judge distance from edge of roof, and degree incline of pitched roofs to guard against falls.
Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
Must have a valid NYS drivers license in order to operate company vehicles.
Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, 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 #74 at (716) 828-0488.
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.
More information on this and other Apprenticeship Training programs can be found on the NY State Department of Labor website at: http://labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/apprenticeshiparchive.shtm