Ohio Operating Engineers
Apprenticeship & Training Program
4 Year Apprenticeship
2018 Application Dates:
January 22,23,24, & February 1,2,3, 2018
Applications will be accepted from 9:00am to 3:00pm
We will be taking accepting applications at the Cygnet Training Center Region 2
in Cygnet, Ohio.
Operating Engineers build roads, bridges, dams and assist in construction of large buildings and other structures.
The work of an Operating Engineer is divided into two general classifications: OPERATING EQUIPMENT used in construction such as bulldozers, motor graders, backhoes, pavers and cranes and REPAIRING THE EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT used in the building of roads, bridges, dams and large buildings.
- Complete four (4) years of apprenticeship training which includes a minimum of 640 hours of classroom and related instruction,
- A minimum of 4,000 hours of employment and successfully passing the written and machine performance tests.
- Applicants must be eighteen (18) years old by May 1, in the year they apply.
- Applicants must be able to read and do arithmetic well enough to progress in the classroom training and understand oral/written instruction.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
- Applicants must be interested in working outdoors in any type of weather conditions and be able to travel to distant work sites if required.
- Applicants selected must have dependable transportation to get to both urban and rural construction job sites and have a working telephone where they can be contacted.
- Applicants must show proof of a valid driver’s license prior to the beginning of the pre-admission orientation.
- Applicants who do not have a current CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) must show proof, at a minimum, of a Class B CDIP (Commercial Driver’s Instruction Permit) with air brakes endorsement prior to the beginning of the Pre-Admission Orientation.
- Applicants will receive a criminal background check. Any applicant having a felony conviction, been incarcerated, or having been under community control for a felony conviction within 7 years of applying will not be eligible to enter the Apprenticeship Program.
- Applicants will be drug tested during the application process, at some point prior to indenture, and must show a negative drug screen. Additionally, all indentured applicants shall be subject to random drug testing as outlined in the Apprenticeship Standards and the negotiated Union Contracts.
- To receive credit (points) for your educational achievements, you must have all high school transcripts, diplomas, or GED certificates in the hands of the Training Program staff by February 19, 2018.
- Those persons claiming American Indian status must meet O.D.O.T. requirements for verification. Birth certificates, tribal certifications or tribal registrations are acceptable means of verification, as well as any State or Federal certification or enrollment.
Location/Region: Cygnet, OH