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Earn While You Learn

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union that has proudly represented operating engineers and stationary engineers since 1896. Through training trusts jointly sponsored by local unions and employers, IUOE apprentices receive free training at heavy equipment operator training schools throughout the United States and Canada. Also, through union-negotiated agreements with employers, IUOE apprentices “earn while they learn.” 

Apprentice wages are competitive, increase annually, and are supplemented by benefits like health insurance and a pension plan. Most importantly, IUOE apprenticeship puts you on a career track.

IUOE has approximately 400,000 members in 123 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 100 apprenticeship and training programs work hard to ensure that IUOE members are highly trained and skilled craftworkers.

Apprenticeship with IUOE will provide you with free career training as an operating or stationary engineer, funded by joint labor and employer training trusts.

Operating engineers work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, while stationary engineers work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes.

As an apprentice operating engineer, you will earn while you learn. Apprentices are eligible for the same benefits enjoyed by all members of IUOE, including health insurance, pensions and access to union training programs. IUOE offers training opportunities and employment to all, regardless of race, sex, creed, color, religion, or national origin.  

You can find information about apprenticeship for operating and stationary engineers by clicking here to find an IUOE local in your area.