The Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Program launched the Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program in 2019. The program is a stand alone program, designed to train interested candidates for service, maintenace and repair for heavy equipment used in construction.
Apprentices in the Maintenace Technician Apprenticeship, will attend a minimum of 320 hours of related instruction per year, for which they are not paid.
Classes are scheduled in intervals of (2) – 40 hour weeks of block training at a time, for a total of (8) weeks each year.Apprentices are employed through the union hiring hall and are dispatched to work in accordance with the union referral system.
Apprentices are employed through the union hiring hall and are dispatched to work in accordance with the union referral system.
Apprentices will be paid based upon the negotiated wage rate for their scope and range of work, and based upon the level attained within the apprenticeship.
The training will cover topics ranging from Shop Safety & Practices to Level 4 Engines, Powertrains and Hydraulic Repair, and everything between.
*Some training credit may be granted for time and projects that the apprentice completes for the signatory contractor, if proper documentation is submitted, received and verified by the course instructors and apprenticeship program.