Local 502 Apprenticeship Program
BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 502
||Local 502 has established a
tradition of excellence in construction division Boilermakeing.
This tradition is due to the training the Local provides for all it's
members. One of the most essential skills needed for the trade is
welding. Local 502 has welding training for Apprentices as well as
Journeyman Boilermakers. The skills taught at the school range
from basic arc welding to TIG welding. Other welding taught at the
hall are stainless steel stick and TIG, Wire feed, and when occasion is
needed, automatic welding training. Using the latest automated welding
equipment. The local provides this training program to assist Apprentices
and Journeyman to get ready to take weld tests on jobs as well as common
arc training. Contractors working with Local 502 Boilermakers
require common arc certifications to weld on the job, making the facilities
at the local a must to continue our goal of providing competent, skilled
|Apprentices are strongly encouraged
to spend as much time at the school to help them get the training they
need to pass common arc certifications with contractors. For an
Apprentice, common arc welding certifications can get hours accredited
to their program as well as make them a more marketable valued
resource to the contractors. Apprentices also have first priority
at the school.
Other training done is milling and beveling tubs, cutting
and burning theory and tube preparation.
Union members are encouraged
to attend meeting held the second Saturday of every month to conduct
union business. Apprentices are also strongly encouraged to attend
these meeting as often as possible to help them become a strong
contributing force in our union. With a depleting workforce it is
so in portent that we find people who are willing to work hard and take
pride in what they do. The Boilermaker union is looking for men
and woman who are not afraid to get dirty and work hard. The job
will challenge you to your core at time, it my even scare you a little.
In the end you will be proud of what you have done. There are not many careers
that offer a solid future and a livable wage like the Boilermaker union
|So do you think you have what it
takes to work in the construction trade?
Do you think your up to the challenge of a grueling four year 6000
hour training program?
If you think you can then here are the benefits to the Boilermaker
1, A strong hourly wage. first year apprentices begin at 70% of journeyman
2, You can get medical insurance.
3, You start to build a pension plan that is one of the best in the
4, You can work out of any local union hall across the US as long as
5, Through our on the job training you have the chance to learn every
aspect of the Boilermaker trade. If you do well companies are always
looking for good leaders to help them run projects.
Honestly it may be hard but it is defiantly worth
Applications are handed out at the Union hall, the first Wednesday of
every month from 1pm to 5pm
may be obtain by writing, faxing the Washington office and requesting an
apprenticeship application. This request must include your name,
address, and social security number. Applications may also be obtained
at the Washington Union Hall the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1-5
The new address is 16621 110th Ave. E
Puyallup, WA 98374 Tell-