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April 23, 2021
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Rochester, NY

Sheet Metal JATC of Rochester LU #46

Sheet Metal JATC of Rochester LU #46
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Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Sheet Metal Workers of Rochester, Local Union #46, will conduct a recruitment from May 17, 2021 through May 16, 2022 for 10 Sheet Metal Worker apprentices and five Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications are available online, during the recruitment period, at www.smw46.com. Please contact JATC Coordinator Allen Mort at (585) 647-3200 with any technical questions. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 16, 2022.

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), with one year of algebra with a passing grade in Math Course I or Math Course II; or a minimum of 55 on the TASC or GED math test. 
  • Must sign an affidavit attesting they are physically able to perform the work of the trade. Work in the Sheet Metal Industry may be physical and strenuous. It includes:
    • Climbing ladders, scaffolds and roofs.
    • Working at great heights. 
    • Lifting materials in excess of 70 lbs. 
    • Working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must take and pass a drug test upon offer of employment. May be subject to additional drug testing at any time during the apprenticeship program. Drug testing is paid for by the sponsor.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license in order to operate company vehicles. 
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be a resident, for at least one year, within the jurisdiction of Sheet Metal Workers of Rochester, Local Union #46, which includes the counties of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates. 

For further information, applicants should contact Sheet Metal Workers of Rochester, Local Union #46 at (585) 254-9151. 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.