The work of an Operating Engineer is divided into two general classifications: Operating Equipment, and Repairing Equipment.

Operating Engineers operate equipment such as bulldozers, motor graders, scrapers, compactors, rollers, pavers, milling machines, excavators, articulated dump trucks, forklifts and cranes. This equipment is used while constructing roads, dams, bridges and buildings, housing developments and more. Operating Engineers assist in the building of our cities and the building of our communities.

Not only do Operating Engineers run the equipment used for all of these projects, but as the equipment wears down and needs maintenance and repair, we do that too!

With special knowledge and training, we have the experience and the ability to do what it takes to get the equipment back to its operational capacity, and back to being productive on the project.

Working as an Operating Engineer is an excellent and exciting career choice for men AND women. Our apprenticeship program offers you the choice to become a Heavy Equipment Operator, or a Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

The Equipment Operator and Equipment Mechanic are two separate programs, each with their own requirements, both with their own rewards. Both programs offer the
opportunity to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed and necessary to be successful in the trade. Which will you choose?

This program is an INDUSTRY SPONSORED AND FUNDED registered
Apprenticeship Training Program. If accepted, you will receive extensive training, at no cost to you.
The sponsors of this program are the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, the Ohio Contractors Association, and the Ohio Building Chapter of the Associated General Contractors.

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