Apprentice Coordinator

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The Apprentice Coordinator(s) are responsible for the recruitment, development, training, and job placement of apprentice Operating Engineers. The coordinator shall communicate the value of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities to current and prospective partners as well as young adults (and their families), throughout Alaska. Apprentices commonly work on roads, highways, airports, sand and gravel operations and in equipment shops. They may also conduct pipeline, exploration, ice-road and maintenance work on the North Slope and Trans-Alaska pipeline. It is the responsibility of the coordinator(s) to stay current with all related fields of work and ensure apprentice readiness for job placement. This includes but is not limited to: training and certification requirements, current and prospective apprenticeship demands and projected work forecasts.


  • The coordination of apprentices including job placement, apprentice progression assessments and evaluation, scheduling of training opportunities, addressing disciplinary and other issues, continual follow-up, and communication with apprentice’s supervisors and employers.
  • Development and maintenance of strong working relationships with industry partners. Identification of employers, schools, educational facilities, and related training programs that provide youth and community member services that may present partnering opportunities.
  • Ability and availability to answer all questions about the apprenticeship program, training, etc.
  • Correspondence and compliance efforts with the Department of Labor, Department of Transportation and other regulatory bodies as needed.
  • Compliance with established regulatory framework including the Standards of Apprenticeship.
  • Attendance at college and career fairs, community outreach, pre-job conferences and other speaking engagements.
  • Active participation in “other” duties as assigned to make the J.A.T.C and its partners as productive as possible. These duties may include, but are not limited to: classroom instruction, examiner duties, training center facility and grounds maintenance, etc.
  • Report to scheduled Board meetings, and update Trustees on current events within the program.


  • Strong working knowledge of the Standards of Apprenticeship.
  • Strong working knowledge of current health and safety regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of related E.E.O and H.R. regulations and best practices.
  • Strong written, verbal, and electronic communication skills.
  • Personal accountability.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Comprehension of all facets of the program.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry.
  • Reliable transportation and driver’s license.
  • Working knowledge of the union and its structure.
  • Travel throughout the State of Alaska via driving/flying.


  • Must be a current 302 Alaska member in good standing.
  • Must be a verifiable resident of the State of Alaska.
  • Must have 10+ years’ experience as an OE.
  • Must be a graduate from the Local 302 apprenticeship program – (preferred).
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Have a clean driving record. No felonies or DUI’s.
  • Must have excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Work experience that includes Heavy Highway and North Slope – (preferred).
  • Instructing and training experience – (preferred).

Rate: Salaried position $90K – $120K DOE. Current IUOE Fringe Benefits package. Accumulated annual PTO.

Effective start date: July 1, 2024.

Reports to: The Apprentice Coordinator(s) report to the Administrator.