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July 2, 2021
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Northeast District Council of the OPCMIA Apprenticeship Fund

Northeast District Council of the OPCMIA Apprenticeship Fund
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Cement Masons Recruit Apprentices

Northeast District Council of the OPCMIA apprenticeship fund, will conduct a recruitment from September 6, 2021 through September 17, 2021 for one Cement Mason or Cement Finisher apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be completed on site at the OPCMIA Apprenticeship Fund office, 150-50 14th Road, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. This is a limited-application recruitment. Only 100 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 100 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED).
  • Must pass a physical agility test by scoring at least 28 out of 35 possible points. The test includes:
    • Lifting two “legs” (4x4x8 Lumber, Total 52lbs), placing them on a shoulder, carrying them for approx. 75 feet and placing them neatly back on floor.
    • Lifting two ribs (3x4x14 Lumber 70lbs), placing them on a shoulder, carrying them for approx.75 feet and placing them neatly back on floor.
    • Lifting two #8 bars (One inch in diameter steel rods 85lbs) placing it on a shoulder, carrying it approx.75 feet and placing it neatly back on floor.
    • Lifting one bag of Portland cement (94lbs), placing it on a shoulder, carrying it approx.75 feet and placing it neatly back on floor.
    • Lifting one rubber concrete pump hose (60lbs), placing it on a shoulder, carrying it approx.75 feet and placing it neatly back on floor.
    • Lifting one steel concrete pipe (80lbs), placing it on a shoulder, carrying it approx.75 feet and placing it neatly back on floor.
    • Filling a 16 cubic foot wheelbarrow with ¾’ gravel, walking with it approx. 50 feet and dumping it neatly back into the original pile.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must provide DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship program.

For further information, applicants should contact OPCMIA apprenticeship fund at (718) 357-3750. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

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.