An apprenticeship program with the Operating Engineers Local 234 program will provide you with free career training as an operating engineer jointly funded by a labor/management training trust.
Operating Engineers work as heavy equipment operators and mechanics in the construction industry. "Heavy Equipment"describes many types of machines used on a construction site, including cranes, bulldozers, graders, front-end loaders,and paving equipment.
Operating Engineers are masters of a variety of equipment. A broad range of skills keeps IUOE members employable,since employers' needs vary from project to project.