Plumbers & Steamfitters

3651 California Road | Orchard Park, NY 14127
Telephone: (716) 662-3952 | Fax: (716) 662-0819


Business Agent: Michael W. McNally Year Chartered: Over 100 years
  Local Membership: 1,500 (Active and Retired)


Five-year apprenticeship programs. Starting pay is 40% of Journeyworker wage ($10.50/hr average), plus full family health insurance, pension, partial dental & vision insurance, and $50,000 life insurance. Apprentices are awarded raises every 12 months, progressing to journeyworker wages at the end of five years. ($27.45/hr average plus $9.33 in benefits.)


Applications are distributed the first Tuesday of every month between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00 noon.


Applications may be picked up at either of the two Local #22 Training Centers:
3651 California Road, Orchard Park NY 14127
3900 Packard Road, Niagara Falls NY 14303
They may also be picked up at the New York State Job Service Centers.

Who Qualifies

Applicants must:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a VALID New York State driver's license.
  • Attest that he/she can physically perform the work.
  • Pass a qualifying test in basic trade math.
  • Be a resident of the jurisdiction of Local #22 (see below).
  • Pass a drug screen test (at the expense of Local #22) after selection.

How the Process Works

After the application is received, the applicant is assigned an appointment for an orientation and math test. After passing the math test, the applicant attends an interview, and points are awarded to each qualified applicant based on education, skills, experience and the score on the interview according to New York State DOL Form AT 508. The scores are used to establish a ranking list from which apprentices are drawn.

When the contractors who hire us need apprentices, and all apprentices already in the program are working, we accept applicants into the program from the ranking list. There is no way to predict when that will occur since demand for help depends on market forces that cannot be foreseen.

Local #22 JAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action plan is in place and filed with the New York State Department of Labor.


Zone A Erie All townships in the county.
Zone A Genesee Townships of Alabama, Oakfield, Elba, Pembroke, Batavia, Darien and Alexander
Zone A Wyoming All townships in the county
Zone B Niagara All townships in the county
Zone B Orleans Yates, Ridgeway, Shelby
Zone C Cattaraugus All townships in the county
Zone C Chautauqua All townships in the county
Zone C Allegany Townships of Allen, Alma, Amity, Angelica, Belfast, Bolivar, Caneadea, Centerville, Clarksville, Cuba, Friendship, Genesee, Granger, Hume, New Hudson, Rushford, Scio, and Wirt

Apprentice Information

Michael W. McNally, Business Manager
U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 22/Western New York
(716) 662-3952