Boilermakers Local 549

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"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


NOTICE! The training shop has reopened! With occupancy restrictions due to COVID-19. (Maximum of 8 members.)

[If interested in Shop-time, email: trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org and reserve a booth.]


We are adjusting to concerns pertaining to COVID-19. 

Point of note: Apprentices will not be required to turn-in monthly reports in person during this enhanced time of health diligence and social distancing. Instead, monthly reports (and any questions regarding the subject matter) should be emailed to:  trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org.

Evening and weekend shop operating hours are being reintroduced to the program schedule. If the hours are not listed here on the website, call or email the training center at: trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org.


Apprenticeship Training Cycle (Spring of 2021):

MARCH 2021

(1st-5th): Open Shop

(8th-12th): 3rd Year Apprentiship Class (Group A) [Week 2 of 3]

(15th-19th): 3rd Year Apprentiship Class (Group A) [Week 3 of 3]

(22nd-26th): 2nd Year Apprentiship Class (Group A) [Week 1 of 3]

(29th-2nd): 2nd Year Apprenticeship Class (Group B) [Week 1 of 3]


APRIL 2021

(5th-9th): Open Shop (Leadership Class/RSO-20; TBD)

(12th-16th): 4th Year Apprenticeship Class  [Week 1 of 3]

(19th-23rd): 2nd Year Apprentiship Class (Group A) [Week 2 of 3]

(26th-30th): 2nd Year Apprenticeship Class (Group B) [Week 2 of 3]


MAY 2021

(3rd-7th): Open Shop (RSO-20; TBD)

(10th-14th): 4th Year Apprenticeship Class [Week 2 of 3]

(17th-21st): 2nd Year Apprentiship Class (Group A) [Week 3 of 3]

(24th-28th): 2nd Year Apprenticeship Class (Group B) [Week 3 of 3]


JUNE 2021
(1st-4th): Open Shop (RSO-20; TBD)
(7th-11th): 4th Year Apprenticeship Class [Week 3 of 3]
(14th-18th): Open Shop (RSO-20; TBD)
(21th-25th): Open Shop (RSO-20; TBD)
(28th-2nd): Open Shop (RSO-20; TBD)

Classes are scheduled to run from: 7am - 6pm
Lunch is not provided.

Common Arc Testing - February 2021!

We will be hosting a Common Arc on February 9th - 11th (Tuesday - Thursday), 2021. From 7am to 5pm.

Along with the regular carbon processes, we will also be offering testing for Stainless tube, and Inconel tube.

Send an email to trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org to schedule a timeslot.

For any additional questions or details, please direct your questions to the following email address: trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org.

*NOTE: Testers' shall be responsible for their personal items and tools, i.e., sturdy work boots, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, safety glasses, welding lenses, welding hood, files, chipping hammer, &, etc.

While access to some of these items is available here at the hall, it is suggested that you do not make the assumption that access is a given. Come prepared.


Supplemental Rigging Training classes are scheduled for the following dates:

Check back soon for dates. Email trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org  if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.


Classes start promptly at 8am. Don't Be Late!
Lunch is provided.

Code Training

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Check back soon for dates. Email trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org to ask questions or to be put on a schedule once the classes resume.

This is a 1-day class; each date mentioned is a class in itself.
Classes start promptly at 8am.
Lunch will be provided.

Field Leadership

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Check back soon for dates. Email trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org to ask questions or to be put on a schedule once the classes resume.

This is a 2-day class.
Lunch will be served.
The class will be started at 8am sharp.

Refinery Safety Orientation (RSO):

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Check back soon for dates. Email trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org to ask questions or to be put on a schedule once the classes resume.

Classes start promptly at 7am. Don't Be Late!
If interested in or in need of this class, please contact the hall and have yourself added to the list.
A minimum of 12 members is needed to host a class.
Lunch is provided.

Safety Attendant Training

Classes postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Check back soon for dates. Email trainingoffice@boilermakerslocal549.org to ask questions or to be put on a schedule once the classes resume.

If interested, or if you have any questions, call and have your name added to the list.
Classes start promptly at 8am. Don't Be Late!
Lunch is provided.


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Boilermaker Apprenticeships

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:

  • Industrial Welding
  • Specialty Welding
  • Rigging
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Operations
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Steelworks

Earn While You Learn

Throughout the course of our apprenticeship, we cover the 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.
 

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