How to Apply

Apprenticeship Application1The Northeast Area Apprenticeship Committee accepts Applications for Field Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship positions on a continuous basis.

Applications are distributed by our Local Lodges using ONLY the below listed schedule. To be considered for our Program, applicants MUST pickup applications in person and return the application and requested documentation to the NE Area office via certified mail/return receipt requested within ten (10) business days. It is our policy NOT to mail or email applications.

Applicants must provide copies of written, verifiable proof of welding qualifications and/or training. Also, applicants must provide copies of their birth certificate and a high school diploma or GED.

The NE Area office reviews and processes all new applications on a quarterly basis ONLY. Utilizing a random selection process, new applicants are combined into each Local’s existing list. Applicants will remain on the list for a period of two years – after two years all applicants who have not been offered employment must completely reapply.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Be 18 years of age
2. Must have graduated from high school, or be able to provide an equivalency certificate
3. Be willing to participate in alcohol and drug testing within 48 hours after signing the apprenticeship agreements
4. Have reliable transportation to the related instructions and to travel long distances to job sites
5. Be physically able to perform the usual tasks required in the Boilermaker Trade as determined by a verbal declaration

Welding Qualifications

Applicants possessing welding experience or training will have priority selection over those with no welding qualifications or training. 

Applicants are divided into four ‘Pools of Eligible Applicants:’

  1. Pool I Applicants posses Certified Tube (Pipe/TIG/SMAW 1G-6G) Welding Certificates
  2. Pool II Applicants posses Certified Plate (MIG Plate/SMAW Plate) Welding Certificates
  3. Pool III Applicants posses Vo-Tech or Welding School Certificates (regardless of welding process studied)
  4. Pool IV Applicants posses no certifiable welding skills

Boilermakers Continous Application Distribution Schedule

New York City
LOCAL LODGE NO. 5, Zone 5

24 Van Siclen Avenue, Floral Park, NY 11001
(516) 326-2500
Applications are distributed on the
THIRD MONDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Buffalo
LOCAL LODGE NO. 7

5745 Big Tree Road (Rt. 20A), Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 667-0861
Applications are distributed on the
FIRST THURSDAY of EVERY MONTH from 12:00 NOON TO 4:00 PM

Philadelphia
LOCAL LODGE NO. 13

2300 New Falls Road, Newportville, PA 19056
(215) 785-5536
Applications are distributed on the
LAST WEDNESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

New Jersey
LOCAL LODGE NO. 28

2531 Route 206, Eastampton, NJ 08060
(609) 784-8963
Applications are distributed on the
LAST WEDNESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

MA, RI, VT, NH, ME
LOCAL LODGE NO. 29

68 Sagamore Street, N. Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 328-8400
Applications are distributed on the
LAST FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Pittsburgh
LOCAL LODGE NO. 154

1221Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 343-3072
Applications are distributed on the
THIRD TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Oswego
LOCAL LODGE NO. 5, ZONE 175

131 West 2nd Street, Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 343-3821
Applications are distributed on the
FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Albany
LOCAL LODGE NO. 5, ZONE 197

75 South Dove Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518)-438-0718
Applications are distributed on the
FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Connecticut
LOCAL LODGE NO. 237

297 Burnside Avenue, Suite 1, East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 528-9087
Applications are distributed on the
THIRD TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Please be advised of our nondiscrimination policy:

The Boilermakers Northeast Area Apprenticeship prohibits discrimination against any member of the apprenticeship program on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

We conduct our program consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders. Additionally, the NEAAC promotes equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.