Operating Engineer

4660 South 60th Street

Omaha, NE 68117

402-733-1600

 

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)

Rigging

Operating signals

Use of grade instruments and grade stakes

Various machine repairs and adjustments

Welding

Care and maintenance of machines

Safety

 

Applications taken year round

 

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

 


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