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Next open applications session will be held on  April 30, 2018 Between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and Noon. Please see the Requirements below.
Contact Info. Sprinkler Fitters Local 183 W175 N5700 Technology Drive Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051 Phone: 262-252-0183 Fax: 262-252-7183
E-Mail: cgall@sprinklerfitters183.org mbiel@sprinklerfitters183.org
Business Manager COREY GALL
Vice-President KENNETH ROSE
Business Agent MIKE BIEL
Recording Secretary BRIAN ROEPKE
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Finance Committee
Sargent at Arms
    NON-DISCRIMINATION PLEDGE The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, creed, handicap, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, or membership in the military forces of the United States of America or this state. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in the apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law, and all other applicable state laws.  SCHOOL STARTS SOON SPRING  2018 CLICK ON THE LINK FOR A COPY OF THE SCHOOL SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: To make application for entry into the Local 183 Joint Apprenticeship Program you must: 1. Apply in person at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 183, at W175 N5700 Technology Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051    2.  Provide Local 183 with the following documents: a. A copy of your birth certificate showing that you are not less than 17 years of age. b. A copy of your high school diploma or high school equivalence (G.E.D) certificate. c. High school transcripts or high school equivalency (G.E.D) test scores. d. A copy of your Military Discharge Form (DD-314), if applicable. . WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:
After the application has been completed, and all of the above requirements have been satisfied, the applicant will receive a sponsorship letter to take the Accuplacer Testing at MATC. Once all of the tests have been passed, the applicant will be notified by mail to appear before The Milwaukee Area Sprinkler Fitting Joint Apprenticeship Committee for an interview. The interview score is combined with the test scores and this total score determines where the applicant is placed on the waiting list. As contractors submit requests for apprentices, applicants are pulled from the top of the list. An applicant is required to pass a drug-screening test upon entry into the program.
Sprinkler fitters are pipefitting specialists in fire protection.  They install, repair, and maintain all types of fixed extinguishing systems.  While most of this work deals directly with automatic sprinkler systems they also have the skills necessary to install and service a wide variety of other fire protection equipment such as standpipes, carbon dioxide systems, halon systems, foam systems and dry chemical systems. If you should become a member of the Local 183 Joint Apprenticeship Program the facts of life are that you:     Are under the jurisdiction and control of the Local 183 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and assigned to a contractor for training.     Must complete a 5-Year apprenticeship in the related training program.     Must perform satisfactorily both on the job and in the Related Training Program.  Unsatisfactory progress in either area can result in termination of your apprenticeship.     Must travel to the job location.     Are required to work both inside and outdoors.  The job can vary from working in a trench 8 feet below the grade level working 100 feet or higher above the floor.  The majority of the work is done 10 to 20 feet off the floor.     Will work with overhead piping normally ranging in size from 1 inch to 10 inches and with underground pipe normally between 4 inches and 16 inches in size.     Will receive a starting wage as established by Agreement between Local 183 and the National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc.  Those performing satisfactorily will receive an increase based on a percentage of the Journeyman’s rate each year.     Will become eligible for Health and Welfare benefits for yourself and your immediate family on the first day of the calendar month following your completion of 600 hours work on the trade.  Your employer will also make contributions into a fund to cover the cost of your education and, upon completion of Class 2 Apprenticeship, will begin payments on your pension.