Heat & Frost Insulators

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL #4
2484 Seneca Street | Buffalo, NY 14210
Telephone: (716) 823-0980 | Fax: (716) 823-0987

Business Agent: Robert F. Hess Year Chartered: 1912
Local Membership: 110

Working Conditions

Involves a full day of strenuous physical labor, including lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, as well as climbing and balancing on scaffolds and ladders.

Apprenticeship Training Period

Four years.

Related Instruction and Method

All four years, apprentices must attend school one night per week, four hours per night (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). School year consists of 144 hours.

Qualifications

Be at least 18 years old and have high school diploma or G.E.D., and have a valid NYS Drivers License.

Tools

Apprentices must have their own hand tools. Average starter set is approximately $200.

Current Journeyman Rate

$31.10

Apprentice Wage Progression Schedule

1st year – 50%
2nd year – 60%
3rd year – 70%
4th year – 80%

Estimated Annual Earning

Estimate of $49,500 based upon 1,600 hours per year. *

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

Fringe Benefits

Health Care, Pension Fund, Annuity and Education Fund Benefits. Benefit eligibility is based on the rules and requirements of each specific fund.

Union Dues

  • $500.00 – $250 when you start and $250 when you finish your Apprenticeship
  • 8% of your taxable gross weekly earnings

Recruitment for Next Class

Monthly Recruitment
3rd Tuesday of Every Month
2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Please call first to make sure nothing has changed.

Contact:
Robert F. Hess, Business Manager
Heat and Frost Insulators
2484 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 823-0980