Construction Equipment Operators operate heavy construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, scrapers, compactors and many other kinds of equipment used in constructing buildings, dams, airports, and highways They also work in quarries and plants that produce rock, sand and gravel. Construction Equipment Operators drive, maneuver, or control heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. They also excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement.
|Length||27 months/51 months|
|Starting wage||Apprentice $19.05 hour|
Starting average Journeyman wage is $34.63/hour
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental and vision care for worker|
and dependants after 360 consecutive hours
in 3 months. The Pension is a 5 year vesting period.
Annuity and Vacation & Holiday pay benefits are
vested upon one (1) contribution to the plan(s).
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduation or GED/Equivalent desired|
but not required chances for acceptance by approved Laborers JATC
|Certification available||OSHA 10|
Fork lift certification
|Physical requirements||Must be able to perform physical tasks and activities|
related to trade; spatial recognition; mechanical, eye,
and hand/foot coordination aptitude test.
|Additional requirements||Valid California Driver’s License|
original current DMV print out Social Security Card
|Written or oral entry exams||Panel Oral Interview|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Gradesetting, |
Contact: Joint Apprenticeship Committee For Operating Engineers for the 46, Northern Counties In California, 14738 Cantova Way, Sloughhouse, CA 95683, contact receptionist.
Applications: Must be a resident of Local 3’s jurisdiction, Applications accepted at address provided Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm.
How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.