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Local 502 Apprenticeship Program
Updated On: Jun 28, 2017





Local 502 has established a tradition of excellence in construction division Boilermakeing.  This tradition is due to the training the Local provides for all of it's members.  One of the most essential skills needed for the trade is welding.  Local 502 has welding training for Apprentices as well as Journeyman Boilermakers.  The skills taught at the school range from basic arc welding to TIG welding.  Other welding taught at the hall are stainless steel stick and TIG, Wire feed, and when it is needed, automatic welding training, using the latest automated welding equipment.  The local provides this training program to assist Apprentices and Journeyman to get ready to take weld tests on jobs as well as common arc training.  Contractors working with Local 502 Boilermakers require common arc certifications to weld on the job, making the facilities at the local a must to continue our goal of providing a competent, skilled work force.
Apprentices are strongly encouraged to spend as much time as possible at the school to help them get the training they need to pass common arc certifications with contractors.  For an Apprentice, common arc welding certifications can get hours accredited to their program as well as make them a more marketable  valued resource to the contractors.  Apprentices also have first priority at the school.

Other training done is milling and beveling tubes, cutting and burning theory and tube preparation.


Union members are encouraged to attend meetings, held the second Saturday of every month to conduct Union business.  Apprentices are also strongly encouraged to attend these meeting as often as possible to help them become a strong contributing force in our union.  With a depleting workforce it is so important that we find people who are willing to work hard and take pride in what they do.  The Boilermaker Union is looking for men and woman who are not afraid to get dirty and work hard.  The job will challenge you to your core at times, it may even scare you a little. In the end you will be proud of what you have done. There are not many careers that offer a solid future and a livable wage like the Boilermakers Union can.

So do you think you have what it takes to work in the construction trade?

Do you think your're up to the challenge of a grueling four year, 6000 hour training program?

If you think you can then here are the benefits to the Boilermaker trade.

1, A strong hourly wage. first year apprentices begin at 70% of journeyman scale.

2, You can get medical insurance.

3, You start to build a pension plan that is one of the best in the construction trades.

4, You can work out of any local union hall across the US as long as your qualified.

5, Through our on the job training you have the chance to learn every aspect of the Boilermaker trade. If you do well companies are always looking for good leaders to help them run projects.

Honestly it may be hard but it is definitely worth it.

 Apprenticeship Applications are handed out at the Union hall, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

Applications may be obtained by coming to the hall at the above listed time.  You may also mail or fax a written request, or request it on this site and an application will be mailed to you. This request must include your name, address, and phone number.

The address is 16621 110th Ave. E,
   Puyallup, WA 98374    
    Phone - 253-435-0330



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