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By September 10, 2020No Comments


Application deadline:  Applications for Field Construction Boilermaker Apprentices will be issued daily during normal business hours. Call Local for times.

What is a Boilermaker:

The Boilermakers trade includes the fabrication, installation, modification and repair of boilers, hydro dams, tanks, pressure vessels, furnaces and associated equipment such as stacks, platforms in power plants, petroleum refinement, chemical plants, paper mills, steel mills and food and beverage plants. The skills required of a construction boilermaker consists of reading blueprints, rigging of heavy loads, burning, welding, layout, fit up, fabrication of metal parts and often working in high places in excesses of 100 feet.

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Minimum Requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have graduated from high school or equivalency (GED).
  2. Note: Applicants must provide photocopies of Birth Certificate and High School Diploma or GED when making application (Official Transcript of diploma will be required prior to indenturement).
  3. Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
  4. Applicants will pass a physical agility test, fitness test, or screen for the current illegal use of drugs, if applicable, on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed.
  5. All applicants must pass each section as stated in the approved Selection Procedure, if
  6. Upon application to the Program, an applicant must demonstrate that he/she has access to reliable transportation. For purposes of this requirement, the term reliable transportation shall mean any form of transportation that permits the apprentice to attend work and any required classroom instruction held in the geographic jurisdiction of the program.

Other Information:

  1. Complete a six thousand (6000) hour comprehensive training program.
  2. Attend 144+ hours of classroom instruction per year on personal time.
  3. Drug/alcohol test forty-eight (48) hours after signing apprenticeship agreements and on an annual, random, reasonable suspicion, job-to-job, and/or cause basis thereafter.
  4. Legal right to live and work in the United States.
  5. Abide by State and Area Apprenticeship Standards and Rules and any amendments or revisions

Welding Qualifications and/or Prior Boilermaker Work Experience: 

All applicants will be required to complete a Random Selection Form. Applicants that have welding experience or training will have priority selection over those with no welding certification or training. Applicants must provide copies of proof of welding certification and/or training (after high school years) and/or work experience (letter directly from company or funds office) when making application. Duplicated copies of the original documents must be submitted as the area apprenticeship committee will keep them.

Applications for Field Construction Boilermaker Apprentices will be issued daily during normal business hours call Local for times at the following locations: 

Boiler Maker’s Local #549
(for the area of N. California and N. Nevada)
2191 Piedmont Way
Pittsburg, California 94565
Tel: 925/427-4121
Boilermakers Local #92
(for the area of S. California & S. Nevada)
2260 Riverside Avenue
Bloomington, California 92316
Tel: 909/877-9382

Questions regarding this program may be directed to this office by calling us at (928) 645-0277 or emailing us at

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability. The Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee 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. 

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