BOILERMAKERS

Boilermakers are complete metal fabricators who build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, offshore drilling platforms, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications. Boilermakers perform welding, automatic and manual burning, blueprint reading, layout and template making, CAD (computer aided drawings), rigging, operation of mobile and stationary cranes, operation of shears, brakes, rolls, drill press, saws
and all other metal fabrication equipment.

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Boilermakers Union Local 104

Puget Sound Employers Boilermakers App & Train Trust

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years of age
2) Physically Able
3) High school diploma or GED
4) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local training facility Wednesdays 0930 – 1100
  • Complete basic math test
  • Provide proof of age, education, copies of DD-214 and necessary I-9 Documents, optional: resume, letters of recommendation, certificates
  • *VeteransApply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete Interview
  • Ranked based on interview and basic math test score
Step 3: Start with local 104
Apprenticeship
  • 6000 hours/3 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 176 hours of education each year at   South Seattle College
  • Two nights a week for 3 quarters
    *Depending on work experience, college instruction may not be required
Wages
  • Start at 70% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on the job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$25.68 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Boilermakers Union Local 502

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High School diploma/GED
4) Reliable transportation
5) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office on the first Wednesday of the month 1300 – 1700
  • Or complete Application Request in order to submit application by mail
  • Provide copies of diploma or GED,  DD-214, birth certificate or valid I-9 Documents, and proof of prior training (i.e. welding certification)
  • *Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
Step 3: Start with local 502
Apprenticeship
  • 4 years with a minimum of 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at local union hall
  • 2 nights a week for 3 quarters
    *Depending on work experience, college instruction may not be required
Wages
  • Start at 70% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on the job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$25.68 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Boilermakers Union Local 242

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High School diploma/GED
4) Reliable transportation
5) Must pass drug screen test

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office on the first Wednesday of the month 1300 – 1700
  • Or complete Application Request in order to submit application by mail
  • Provide copies of diploma or GED, DD-214, birth certificate or valid I-9 Documents, and proof of prior training (i.e. welding certification)
  • *Veterans – Apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
Step 3: Start with local 502
Apprenticeship
  • 4 years with a minimum of 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at local union hall
  • 2 nights a week for 3 quarters
    *Depending on work experience, college instruction may not be required
Wages
  • Start at 70% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on the job training (approx. 6 months) and required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$25.68 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.