IBEW Local 640 was chartered in 1925 to provide the best-qualified Electricians to our signatory Contractors and to provide livable wages, health and retirement benefits for our Members.

Members who attain the professional standing of a Journeyman Wireman in the electrical construction industry have received thorough evaluations of their skills and knowledge through work-related training and/or college-accredited schooling at the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center (PEJATC). This facility is jointly managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of Labor, and our National Electrical Contractor Association partners. In January of 2009, we opened the doors of a brand new, multi-million dollar training facility, with the potential to virtually double the number of Apprentices in the program and provide a more thorough hands-on approach to training in all aspects of the Electrical Industry.  And in addition, in 2022 we doubled the size again by purchasing a 50,000 square foot facility at I-17 and Indian School.

In the emerging green technologies of today, the PEJATC is uniquely positioned with our established system of training to provide high-quality instruction in wind, solar, battery storage, and electric vehicle technologies.  We also offer upgraded training in these fields to our current Journeyman Wiremen.  The curriculum is developed and constantly updated by the National JATC, and provides a well-rounded education in the Electrical trade from the ground up.

In Arizona, the IBEW is the only organization that certifies the skills and knowledge of a Journeyman Wireman, and then backs that certification with a commitment to the employers who hire them. Our members typically enjoy long careers as the recognized professionals in the Electrical Industry. From major construction projects to emergency service calls, the list of projects that our members have proudly built is large and varied. Our Contractors and Members have done extensive work at Arizona’s largest schools and universities, including large solar installations, and have been involved in most of the major sports stadiums/arenas in the Phoenix Metro area.  In addition, IBEW 640 was highly involved in the construction of the Palo Verde Nuclear Facility in the 1980s.  More recently, we have worked on many of the high-rise and renovation projects and on the light rail in downtown Phoenix and around the valley.  As new green technologies are incorporated into the nation’s power grid, Local 640 leads the way in our ability to train and provide qualified manpower for solar, wind, battery storage, and electric vehicle charging installations in the quantities that will be required to complete these large-scale projects. 

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