The simple definition of a Boilermaker is a skilled craftsman who fabricates, constructs, erects, and repairs vessels.
In today’s world, it is essential to have someone who looks after your rights as a worker. By joining our union, you gain the support of leading professionals in the industry. We believe labor laws are important and we stand up for workers’ rights. At Boilermakers Local 549, we are committed to the towns and cities of our area. Our team is dedicated to finding local people to take part in our apprenticeship program. By supporting our fellow citizens, we strengthen our entire local community.
Our Training & Apprenticeship Program
Discover how fulfilling it is to learn a new hands-on skill. Boilermakers Local 549 offers outstanding training that is aimed at increasing craftsmanship. All of our training is offered in-house and is accessible for newcomers to the industry. If there is a training course that interests you that we don’t offer, we’ll happily point you in the right direction -- we are dedicated to helping in any way we can. Check out the wide range of skills that you can learn from our welding and boilermaker apprenticeships:
Heavy-Duty Equipment Operations
Earn While You Learn
Throughout the course of our apprenticeship, we cover classroom, shop, and on-the-job training. It is important for us to offer an affordable option for our members, as well as a reliable way to earn a living wage in your area. We understand that a four-year college degree is expensive, which is why we provide a valuable alternative. During our on-the-job training, you’ll increase your skills without sacrificing your bank account.
We’re Proud to Announce that one of our Members: Jason Eubanks, Placed 2nd in the 2018 western states Apprenticeship Competition
"If the workers take a notion, they can stop all speeding trains, every ship on the ocean they can tie with mighty chains. Every wheel in the creation, every mine, every mill, fleets and armies of the nations will at their command stand still."
- Joe Hill
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 a 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 a trade.
Boilermaker Apprenticeship Sign-Ups
Apprenticeship applications are given out on the first Wednesday of every month. They will be made available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To receive an application, you must present a photo identification. A birth certificate, and high school diploma will be needed during the process, but is not mandatory, when picking up the application. The contact person for applications is Randy Thomas. Contact him at (925) 427-0826.
Veterans have given up part of their life 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.
Contact Boilermakers Local 549 in Pittsburg, CA today to apply to become part of our union.