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The Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators Association has been selected by the Reno Awards Program for the 2013 award in Employment Training Services classification.
What do operating engineers do?
Operating Engineers operate and maintain various types heavy equipment including dozers, cranes, motor graders, loaders, paving equipment, and various other machines that crush, move, mix, compact, transport or hoist materials. The Local 3 Apprenticeships mission is to produce conscientious, skilled journeypersons who hold credentials in industry related safety courses, and are well rounded and proficient in operating and maintaining heavy equipment. This will be achieved by providing apprentices with continuous learning opportunities to perform as leaders in the construction industry.
The Northern Nevada Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Committee offers five different branches of apprenticeship training programs. Crane operator, Heavy Duty Repairman (mechanic), Grading and Paving (operator), Lubrication technician and Survey technician.
A career in the Operating Engineers can be started by going through the apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training is the best way to learn the skill of an Operating Engineer because you are actually working in the trade, and are receiving wages at the same time. Wages and benefits are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and signatory contractors, which provides for good working conditions, wages and fringe benefits. The Apprentice wage is based on a percentage of the journeyman wages. The wages increases with completion of each period of training until you reach journeyman status. The Operating engineers Joint Apprenticeship Committee has established a time allotment for acquiring Journeyman level skills through on the job training of 6,000 hours in the grading and paving and crane operator classification, 8,000 hours in the heavy duty repairman classification, 4,000 hours in the lubrication technician and survey technician. To make on-the-job training more meaningful, related training courses are conducted for apprentices. During these courses, you will receive both classroom instruction and hands-on training from fully qualified instructors.
Notice before applying, apprentices must be prepared to travel anywhere in Northern Nevada for extended periods of time.
Eligible Applicants Must
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