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  • You must be 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, and be physically fit.

  • You will be required to pass an aptitude test, and then appear before an interviewing committee.

  • Upon acceptance you will be required to pass a DOT physical and Drug Screening test. 

  • You will be required to obtain an interstate commercial drivers license. 
    (Minimum Class B with air brake endorsement and “M” endorsement for State of New York.)

  • You must learn to climb proficiently. You will be required to furnish your own climbing tools. 

  • You must be willing to work away from home anywhere within your local union jurisdiction, and occasionally beyond. 

  • You should like the out-doors.

  • You must be able to function as part of a highly skilled team, dependent on each other for safety and achievement.

  • You should like working with your head and your hands; the work is hazardous and strenuous. 

  • You should have the right attitude in order to complete your training program.
    (Once in this work for a year, virtually all apprentices say they are enthusiastic about the work and would not do any other kind of work.)

  • Obtain Internet access.


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