Training / Apprenticeship
Operating Engineers work on construction projects. We do roadwork, build bridges and buildings, do land clearing, install natural gas pipelines, work in quarries and more.
We represent the OPERATORS who run the equipment used in construction such as bulldozers, backhoes, forklifts, pavers, cranes and the MECHANICS who fix and maintain heavy equipment. We are also represent the SURVEYORS on these jobs.
Operators 60% Journeyman Rate
Mechanics 70% Journeyman Rate
Any training you receive at the school is free, any cost for any State of Connecticut testing or licensing is at students expense (i.e. CDL permit fees, crane exam fees, hoisting licensing fee, etc)
Average 2 Saturdays a month and 2 nights a month
No, you do not get paid for SRT while an apprentice.
As an apprentice, once you are placed with a contractor, you will begin to collect wages and benefits for OJT.