NATURE OF THE TRADE:

Apprentice Operators learn safe and productive operation on all types of heavy machinery such as: cranes, forklifts, excavators, motor graders, dozers, scrapers, loaders, etc. on construction sites along with general machine maintenance.

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Physically fit to perform work
  • Successfully pass a Drug Screen
  • Must be able and willing to travel anywhere in the State of Iowa
  • Experience in construction helpful, but not mandatory

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:

In addition to 6,000 hours of training received on the job, an apprentice will attend 144 hours per year of related training at our training facility. The related training will consist of, but will not be limited to:

  • Operate equipment in a safe, productive
  • Perform general inspections and maintenance on equipment.
  • Blueprint reading along with staking and grading of projects.
  • Perform safe rigging and hand

APPRENTICE WAGES:

Apprentice starting wages vary by local union contract but are a percentage of the journeyworker wage package, with incremental increases throughout the apprenticeship. Apprentices receive such benefits as health insurance and pension.

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW PROCESS:

Our application process is open on a year-round basis. Individuals may send us a letter of request, e-mail, or fax; stating their full name, address, phone, and reasons why they want to join our program. An application and more information will be mailed. E-mail requests may be sent to Local234ATT@gmail.com

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #234

4880 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Phone: (515) 265-1657

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AFFILIATED CONTRACTORS

  • Ace Construction
  • Architectural Wall Systems Co.
  • Baker Electrical Inc.
  • Baker Group
  • Brooner & Associates
  • CECO Concrete Construction
  • Cedar Valley Steel, Inc.
  • Champion Crane Service
  • Corell Contractor, Inc.
  • Crane Rental & Rigging
  • Danny’s Construction Company, Inc.
  • Dawes Rigging & Crane
  • Des Moines Asphalt
  • Elder Corporation
  • Forrest & Associates, Inc.
  • Hallet Materials
  • J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
  • Kelly Cortum Inc.
  • Kiewit Industrial Co
  • L.H. Sowles
  • M.A. Mortenson Co.
  • Miron Construction Company
  • Neumann Brothers, Inc.
  • Northwest Steel Erectors
  • Premier Concrete Pumping, LLC
  • Seedorff Masonry, Inc.
  • Six Crane Company, Inc.
  • Skold Door & Floor Co. Inc.
  • Sun Concrete Pumping Company
  • U.S. Erectors, Inc.
  • Waldinger Corporation
  • Weitz Company, Inc.
  • Wells Concrete Products Company
  • Winbco Tank Company

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