The Alaska Operating Engineers Apprenticeship opportunity is the result of Labor and Management’s commitment to the trade of Operating Engineers. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302, along with the Associated General Contractors Alaska, administer the Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust (AOEETT).
Experience has demonstrated the most practical method of preparing workers for employment in skilled occupations is through a planned apprenticeship. This educational concept provides for training and employment under actual job conditions, supervised by skilled craftsmen and related training on a timely schedule. As you work in the trade your skill and understanding of the trade develops. Your trade experience and knowledge is reinforced with your participation in approved courses and related supplemental instruction.
Applying for the Apprenticeship consist of the following steps:
Before you apply, you need to meet the following:
The following documents are required along with the apprenticeship application; if any items are missing or incomplete, your application will not be considered.
1. Copy of birth certificate.
2. Copy of high school diploma or GED certificate.
3. High school transcripts or GED scores.
4. Copy of social security card.
5. Copy of DD214 (Veterans only).
6. Copy of valid driver’s license (must be Alaska driver’s license by start of training). Applicants living
in rural Alaska (without road system), please contact the DMV office or follow this link for more information http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/rural.htm?_ga=1.166074302.1858259642.1461625646
7. Background check (minimum of 5 years). Click the link for a list of locations: http://www.dps.state.ak.us/statewide/background/walkin.aspx
8. 5 year DMV record (showing no DUI’s in last 3 years).
9. Copies of score reports from Work Keys tests: Graphic Literacy, Applied Mathematics, and
Workplace Documents with a score of 4 or higher on each test. Click the link for testing locations: http://jobs.state.ak.us/offices/index.html . **Waived for 2020**
10.Optional/Recommended: resume, trade school certificates, college transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.
11. $30 non-refundable application fee (cash, check, or money order).
REQUIRED FOR APPLICANTS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE APPRENTICESHIP
Apprenticeship programs are offered in the following career paths
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic: Heavy Equipment Mechanics repair and maintain many types of equipment including dozers, scrapers, loaders, and large trucks to name a few. A workday may consist of minor adjustments or repairs to the complete tear down and rebuild of equipment.
Heavy Equipment Operator: Heavy Equipment Operators operate a wide variety of equipment ranging from dozers to crusher plants throughout the state for various contractors. The work can range from small parking lot paving to construction of ice roads.
Heavy Duty Service Oiler: Heavy Duty Service Oilers lubricate all types of earthmoving equipment, from the largest crawler tractors down to the smallest pump and everything in between. The Service Oilers’s job is the heartbeat of any construction project. They are the eyes and ears for the Master Mechanic.
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