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


Evening and weekend shop operating hours are being reintroduced to the program schedule. If the hours are not listed here on the website, please call or email the training center at: training@bmlocal549.org.


 Common Arc Weld Certification [Testing & Updates]

Common Arc will be held: March 19th-21st, 2024.

UPDATERS do NOT require scheduling. First come, first serve for updaters during the testing dates.

WELDERS seeking process certifications/contractors WILL need to pre-test prior to being placed in the 15th of schedule.

NOTE: The shop will be open during its normal hours + it will remain open till 9pm, Tuesday-Thursday until the 15th of March.

Pre-testing for time slot scheduling is required. Schedulers will need to pre-test for each process they are interested in acquiring. Send an email to training@bmlocal549.org to schedule a pre-test or acquire a timeslot (if you've already pre-tested).

7am start time for morning slots, 12noon for afternoon timeslots.

For any additional questions or details, please direct your questions to the following email address: training@bmlocal549.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.

Refinery Safety Orientation (RSO 20hr.):

Check back soon for dates. Email training@bmlocal549.org if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.

[Confirmed] April 16th-17th, 2024 (2-day class.)

[Confirmed] May 28th-29th, 2024 (2-day class.)

Classes start promptly at 7 am. Don't Be Late!
Must be a member of the IBB (International Brotherhood of Boilermakers) 'in good standing' with a current MOST drug test in order to participate.

If interested (or curious as to participation requirements), please contact the hall @ training@bmlocal549.org. We will address your questions.
Lunch will be provided.

Additional classes will be sceduled as needed.


Boilermakers L549 Safety Attendant Class

 Email training@bmlocal549.org if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.

[Confirmed] May 30th-31st, 2024 (2-day class.)

If interested, or if you have any questions, contact the hall @ training@bmlocal549.org or call and have your name added to the list.

Classes start promptly at 8 am.
Lunch is provided.


MOST Supplemental Rigging Course

 Email training@bmlocal549.org  if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.
[Confirmed] June 25th-27th, 2024 (3-day class.)

Classes start promptly at 7am. Don't Be Late!
Lunch is provided.


 Boilermakers L549 "ARC" Welding Training

Email training@bmlocal549.org if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.
 April 15th-19th, 2024 ()
May 28th-31st, 2024 (Basics)
July 29th-August 2nd, 2024 (Common Arc Prep)
September 30th- October 4th, 2024 ()
October 28th-November 1st, 2024 ()
**ARC Weld training classes are week-long endevours. Medium to Advanced classes normally have contractors (1-3) attend the last day to proctor/facilitate weld testing.**
Classes start promptly at 8 am.

MOST - OSHA 10 Training (In-person)

 Email training@bmlocal549.org  if you have any questions, or to be put on a schedule.

TBD

Classes start promptly at 8 am.

Lunch is provided.

Apprenticeship Training Cycle (Fall of 2023):



April 2024

OPEN WELD SHOP (MONDAY thru THURSDAY; 8 am-9 pm) FRIDAY 8 am-5 pm

**The Shop will be closed: April 29th - May 10th, 2024**

Week 1

2nd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 2
Week 2

Refinery Safety Orientation (RSO20); Safety Attendant Classes

Week 3 "ARC" School Weld Training
Week 4
2nd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 3
Week 5 (where applicable) 2nd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 4
All apprenticeship classes are scheduled from 7 am - 5 pm

 May 2024

OPEN WELD SHOP (MONDAY thru THURSDAY; 8 am-9 pm) FRIDAY 8 am-5 pm

**The Shop will be closed: April 29th - May 10th, 2024**

Week 1

N/A
Week 2

"ARC" School Weld Training

Week 3 3rd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 1
 Week 4
3rd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 2
Week 5 (where applicable)

Refinery Safety Orientation (RSO20); Safety Attendant Classes

All apprenticeship classes are scheduled from 7 am - 5 pm

June 2024
OPEN WELD SHOP (MONDAY thru THURSDAY; 8 am-9 pm) FRIDAY 8 am-5 pm

Week 1

N/A
Week 2

3rd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 3

Week 3 3rd Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 4
 Week 4
MOST Rigging Modules 1-4
Week 5 (where applicable)

All apprenticeship classes are scheduled from 7 am - 5 pm

July 2024 OPEN WELD SHOP (MONDAY thru THURSDAY; 8 am-9 pm) FRIDAY 8 am-5 pm

Week 1

N/A
Week 2

1st Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 1

Week 3 1st Year Apprenticeship Classes - Week 2
 Week 4
Week 5 (where applicable)

"ARC" School Weld Training

All apprenticeship classes are scheduled from 7 am - 5 pm

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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.
 

Apprentice Welding