The Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Local Union #7 of NY and NJ will conduct a recruitment from March 07, 2016 through October 07, 2016 for three marble carver, cutter and setter apprentices; three terrazzo worker apprentices; three tile, marble and terrazzo finisher apprentices, and three tile setter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced this week.

Applications will be available at the International Masonry institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on March 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2016 and on Oct. 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2016. Applications will also be available at 3281 Route 206 South, Bordentown, NJ 08505 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on March 11 and Oct. 7, 2016. Applications and exams are done on the day of application. Doors open at 8 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. Processing will be until 10 a.m. Applications will not be accepted by mail.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (such as a TASC or GED).
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction. The Union operates in two states.
  • Must take a Basic Assessment Skills Exam.
  • Marble carver and setter, terrazzo worker, tile marble and terrazzo finisher and tile setter apprentices are required to perform all phases of work in the industry. Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

Applicants must sign an Affidavit for Physical Performance which includes the following:

  • Working with hand tools and power tools.
  • Exposure to loud noise, hazardous machinery, hazardous voltages and respiratory irritants.
  • May also include prolonged standing, climbing, walking, squatting, stretching, bending and working while on knees.
  • May be required to work under extreme temperatures ranging from 0 degrees (outside work in the winter) to extreme heat in the summer.
  • Every day work may be at such temperatures and in confined areas where movement is greatly limited.
  • Lifting and moving heavy supplies and equipment up to 100 pounds.
  • Working from ladders, scaffolds, and personnel lifts, which may exceed 100 feet.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #7 at (718) 706-7229.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

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