Operating Engineer

4660 South 60th Street

Omaha, NE 68117



Four (4) year apprenticeship


The operating engineer operates various types of construction heavy equipment:  bobcats, backhoes, cranes, front end loaders, graders, bulldozers, etc.  Lubricates and maintains equipment.  Needs to be able to identify when equipment is not functioning properly and makes repairs to same.


Basic Qualifications:


At least 18 years of age

High school education or G.E.D.

Physically fit to perform work of the trade

Valid drivers license

Able to work long hours when required


Familiarity with construction is helpful


Most of the work will be performed outdoors


The apprentice will receive increment wage rate increases based on a percentage of the journeyworker rate.


The apprentice will be required to attend related training classes, most likely in the evenings and winter.


Condensed Work Experience:


Operation of various construction heavy equipment

      (backhoes, cranes, derricks, draglines, bulldozers, front end loaders,

      trenching machines, bobcats)


Operating signals

Use of grade instruments and grade stakes

Various machine repairs and adjustments


Care and maintenance of machines



Applications taken year round


Benefits include:  Pension Plan, Health Insurance, Training and Education


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