Boilermakers Local 85 Training Center

Boilermakers logoAddress:
319 Glenwood Road
P.O. Box 95
Rossford, OH 43460
United States
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Phone: (419) 666-7761


JATC Website:

Affiliated College(s):

Apprentices of Boilermakers Local 85 can receive course credit towards an associate degree in a program offered by Owens Community College (Findlay, OH) or Penta Career Center (Perrysburg, OH).

Facility & Certifications:
The Toledo Boilermakers JATC is a registered apprenticeship training program with the Federal Department of Labor. Dedicated on May 20, 1978.

20 welding booths
Rigging structure

Courses Taught:
Safety training includes OSHA 30, CPR & first aid.
Rigging-signaling, theory, hands on.
Exchanger disassemble and assembly
Oxy-Acetylene burning
Air carbon arc gouging
Blueprint reading
Welding Symbols
Component lay out

Training Program Info:
Apprenticeship school is a four year training program. Training classes meet once a week for 4 hours, approximately 10 months out of the year. Every six months apprentices take and must pass a written performance based test. Additionally, apprentices will complete and satisfactorily pass online computer based boilermaker related self study lessons every six months.

Training Coordinator Name:
Paul McGrew

Training Coordinator Bio:
1984 Sylvania Southview graduate
1989 BBA University of Toledo
2006 Local 85 apprenticeship graduate
Boilermaker instructor trainer certification
OSHA 500/510 certified instructor
Supplemental Rigging certified

Senior Instructor:
Jaramie Hillard

Senior Instructor Bio:
2005 Local 85 graduate
OSHA 500/510 certified instructor
Supplemental Rigging certified
Numerous welding certifications
Boilermaker instructor trainer certified