Upgrading Pool Status

POOL 1

In order to obtain Pool 1 you will need to submit/perform the following:

  1. Submit welding certification papers in the following welding processes to our office:

    • TIG (root) - SMAW, 6G position

    • SMAW open butt 6G position

    • SMAW with backing ring 6G position

  2. Upon receipt of one of the above certifications we will send you a notification to contact your Local to schedule a hands on verification.  Once you perform the hands on verification at your Local a notification from your Local will be sent to us.  You must pass the hands on verification in order to upgrade Pools.

OR

  1. If you have 1500+ prior work hours in related Boilermaker experience you can either contact the Boilermakers Fund Office (union work) at telephone number (866) 342-6555 and request a pension printout to be faxed directly to this office or have your employer (non union) send a letter directly to our office on company letterhead stating type of work performed by hours and total hours worked.

POOL 2

In order to obtain Pool 2 you will need to submit/perform the following:

  1. Submit welding certification papers in the following welding processes to our office:

    • SMAW plate, open butt OR with backing in the 2G AND 3G AND 4G positions

    • FCAW plate, open butt OR with backing in the 2G AND 3G AND 4G positions

    • GMAW plate, open butt OR with backing in the 2G AND 3G AND 4G positions

  2. Upon receipt of one of the above certifications we will send you a notification to contact your Local to schedule a hands on verification.  Once you perform the hands on verification at your Local a notification from your Local will be sent to us.

 

POOL 3

  1. Attend(ed) college or vocational school and take and pass welding courses.

  2. Have school send us an official transcript (in a sealed envelope).

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