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Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust
 
 
Apprenticeship

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:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Before you apply, you need to meet the following: 

  •  Be at least 18 years of age.
  •  Have a high school diploma or GED. 
  •  Must have a valid drivers license with no DUI’s in the past 3 years. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
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 .
10.Optional/Recommended: resume, trade school certificates, college transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. 
11. $30 non-refundable application fee (cash, check, or money order).

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REQUIRED FOR APPLICANTS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE APPRENTICESHIP
  • Apprentices must be able to pass pre-indenture and random hair follicle drug testing. 
  • Apprentices are required to have CDL Class A permit completed and medical card upon arrival for training. 
  • Mechanics and Service Oilers are required to have the minimum necessary tools (based on list provided) upon arrival for training. 
  • Mechanics and Service Oilers must obtain and provide proof of successful completion of TSA or Hazardous Materials background check. As well as own a laptop for supplemental training (NOT MAC compatible).

            

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. 


What is an APPRENTICESHIP?
Jul 24, 2014
Indentured apprenticeship: What does it mean to be indentured? Indentured is defined as a contract binding a person to work for another for a given length of time. As an apprentice you are indentured to the Training Trust (AOEETT). An apprentice signs an agreement binding him or her to the rules and regulations set forth by the Training Trust.
Work Environment
Jul 24, 2014
While a career as an Operating Engineer affords an individual the possibility of an exciting and rewarding career, it can also offer excellent wages and fringe benefits. This being said there are several things to consider before applying to the apprenticeship program.
Apprentice Programs
Jul 24, 2014
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.
Application Process
Jul 21, 2014
Applications will be available starting August 21st and the last day will be September 8th, 2017
After the Application Process
Jul 24, 2014
The following is a step by step flow of what is to be expected after you apply for the apprenticeship.
Acceptance into Apprenticeship
Aug 04, 2014
REQUIRED FOR APPLICANTS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE APPRENTICESHIP Apprentices must be able to pass pre-indenture and random hair follicle drug testing. Apprentices are required to have CDL Class A permit completed and medical card upon arrival for training.


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