Directions to UA Local 73

  • Phone: 877.275.6295
  • Fax: 315.343.4037
  • Website:
  • Address: 705 East Seneca Street, Oswego, NY 13126

How to be a member

UA Local 73 – How to be a member

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • There is no residency requirement, but you must be able to attend training at UA Local 73 when scheduled.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate “copy must be included with your application.”
  • The applicant must be of good moral character and be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Applicants must have a valid New York State driver’s license and dependable transportation. (Bring license with you and time of application).
  • Appear for an interview when notified.
  • Abide by all the rules and regulations set by the Joint Apprentice Training Committee.

Building Trades Apprenticeship Program Information

  • Instruction covers the installation of commercial and industrial progress piping systems. Welding certification plays a big part in the education process in this program.
  • Apprenticeship is 5 years long, with the first year considered probationary
  • Classes are usually held 2 nights a week and on Saturdays through the school year, which runs September through May.
  • You may be required to purchase text material for use in related training classes as required
  • Work will be done under the supervision of a journeyman for your on the job training
  • Pay is set at a percentage of the going Journeyman rate, with a 5% raise every 6 months
  • Fringe benefits are provided from the first day of work.

Job Description

  • Assemble, install and maintain pipes that carry water, steam, compressed air, gases and fluids which are needed for manufacturing, heating and cooling
  • Work is done on high and low pressure pipes, power stations, refrigeration systems and environmental controls
  • Reading of blueprints to determine the layout of piping, valves, fixtures and controls
  • Welding of pipes from 1” to 10” made of materials that include carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, plastic, and other special alloys
  • Tools used include reamers, drills, gas torches, welding equipment, pipe cutters, benders and threaders
  • Working conditions are both inside and outside in all types of weather. Workers can be exposed to heat, cold, fumes, chemical and toxic odors. The working activities are both active and strenuous which may include much walking, prolonged standing, reaching and lifting, and having to be in cramped or otherwise uncomfortable positions.
  • Follow detailed instructions of a vast range of skills and be able to solve mathematical problems accurately.

Application Information

Applications will be available late spring, please check back in for more details. The application must be completed and returned with your High School Diploma or GED Certificate and Military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable. There is no application fee.

Applications may be obtained from:

UA Local 73
Plumbers & Steamfitters
705 East Seneca Street
Oswego, NY 13126