Boilermakers Local 549

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(925) 526-4162


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A Respected Union

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 contribute meaningfully 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 Che Rocchild. He can be contacted at (925) 464-1612 or send an email to:

Helmets to Hardhats

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.

About Us

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.



David Hoogendoorn

Office Manager-Local

Gloria Navarro


Paul Fields

Dues Clerk / Administrative Assistant

Veronica Rivera

Secretary Treasurer/Business Manager

Randy Thomas

Apprenticeship Coordinator / Business Agent

Che Rocchild


Brian McBride

Office Manager-Apprenticeship

Rosaura Segura-Sandoval

Recording Secretary

Mayra Garcia-Quintero


Trustee Chairman

Johnny Blackmon

Shop Instructor

Steve Brown

Business Agent / Trustee

Rennae Ross

Apprenticeship Instructor

Andrew Hayes

Business Agent / Trustee
Dominic Lucero

Business Agent

Osvaldo Troche Jr.


Contact Us

Contact  Boilermakers Local 549, a union based in Pittsburg, CA. We’re proud to offer an exceptional boilermaker apprenticeship program.


(925) 526-4162


2191 Piedmont Way
Pittsburg, CA 94565


Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop Hours

Monday- Thursday  8 am - 9pm 

Fridays 8 am-5pm 


Service Area
From the Oregon Border in the North, to Santa Maria in the South, and East into Nevada



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