5745 Big Tree Road (Rte 20A) | Orchard Park, NY 14127
Telephone: (716) 667-0861 | Fax: (716) 667-0864

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Business Manager: Dan DeCarlo Year Chartered: 1881
Email: Local Membership: Approx. 250
Jurisdiction: Western New York Local #7

Working Conditions

The ability to work at extreme heights and off scaffolding is essential. Working conditions in this area are often very cold and sometimes quite hot. One must also be sure-footed and physically flexible and be able to stand, bend over, stretch, reach, twist and turn for long periods of time in varying weather conditions and at extreme heights. Good stamina and overall strength is a must. There is a post-employment physical and drug test.

Apprenticeship Training Period

Four-year program with classroom and related studies and shop training – 144 hours per year.


Applicants must be (a) at least 18 years old, (b) willing to participate in alcohol and drug testing within 48 hours after signing apprenticeship agreements, (c) have reliable transportation to the related instructions and to travel long distances to job sites and (d) be physically able to perform the usual tasks required in the Boilermaker trade as determined by a verbal declaration.

Probationary Period

Six months. (One Thousand Hours of experience)


Tools are provided.

Current Journeyman Rate

$28.08 per hour.

Apprentice Wage Progression Schedule

Starts at 65% of the Journeyman rate – 5% increases each six months.

Estimated Annual Earning

$30,000.00 – $55,000 (varies depending on availability of work).

* Estimates are based upon average hours worked, which may vary from year to year.

Fringe Benefits

Pension at $6.00 per hour PAID.
Health and Welfare at $6.72 per hour worked.
Annuity Trust at $2.50 per hour PAID.

Union Dues

$26.25 per month (While working).
Mechanics for 2007 is $35.15, apprentices $34.65
$8.00 per month (While unemployed).
Out of work dues have been eliminated – all months paid at the above rate.

Recruitment for Next Class

Joseph D. Brown, Business Manager
Boilermakers Local #7
5745 Big Tree Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Telephone: (716) 667-0861
Fax: (716) 667-0846