Be a part of something larger than yourself. Joining a union is a proven strategy for getting the most out of your career. Boilermakers Local 549, based in Pittsburg, CA, is a union in the industrial construction field representing specialized craftsmen. By offering a quality apprenticeship program, we have remained one of the leading names in our industry. As a union, we are dedicated to standing up for workers’ rights and fair living wages for union members. Boilermaker Local 549 members are contracted in a wide variety of facilities and work sites that require high-pressure welding and calculated precision rigging. In places such as refineries, shipyards, fabrication shops, and power plants, including nuclear. Just to name a few. Contact us today to become a part of the brotherhood. We’re always seeking applicants with a mechanical mentality, welding skills, and a creative mindset.
More Than Just a Job
At Boilermakers Local 549, we believe that tradespeople make the world go round. Regardless of your interests, being involved in the trade allows you to meaningfully contribute to your community. Employment in the trades is more than just a job; it’s a career. Create a life for yourself by pursuing your passion for the trade.
Equal Opportunity Pledge
The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program and the Western State Joint Apprenticeship Program 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 Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program and the Western States Joint Apprenticeship Program 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.
Boilermaker Apprenticeship Sign-Ups
Apprenticeship applications are given out every day of the business week. To receive an application, you must present photo identification. A birth certificate and high school diploma will be needed during the process but are not mandatory when picking up the application. The contact person for applications is Randy Thomas. He can be contacted at (925) 427-0826, or send an email to:
Veterans have given up part of their lives to protect our country. For this reason, we are passionate about supporting our Veterans reintegrate into our communities. We’re proud to participate in the Helmets to Hardhats program, which helps Veterans transition into the building trades industry. We contribute by teaching Veterans soft skills that help them advance in their fields.
Boilermakers Local 549 was formed following the merger of Local 749 in Stockton and Local 513 in Richmond. This Locals' charter was established on October 28, 1983 -- and we have been operating ever since. We are proud to be part of an international industrial brotherhood of craftsmen. The training we offer is the same from coast to coast, meaning all members are tested under the same parameters. Additionally, our dispatching system functions across the entire United States.
BUSINESS & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVES / LODGE OFFICERS
President David Hoogendoorn
Vice-President, Acting Recording Secretary/Apprenticeship Coordinator Randy Thomas
Inspector Jeff Gardner
Trustee Chairman/ Apprenticeship Instructor David Andrews
Trustee Paul Fields
Office Manager Gloria Navarro
Trustee/Apprenticeship Instructor/Outreach Coordinator Che Rocchild