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Heavy Equipment Operator

IUOE Local 318, 318A, 318B, 318C, 318RA

CONTACT IUOE 
LOCAL 318

3310 Water Tower Rd., 
Marion, IL 62959
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Want to Operate Heavy Equipment like a Paver, Broom, Backhoe, or a Tractor?

Embark on a career journey with ET Simonds Construction, where operating heavy machinery isn't just a job—it's a gateway to a rewarding and dynamic career. With us, you'll harness the power of massive equipment to shape landscapes and communities. Our commitment to skill, safety, and growth means endless opportunities in the field of construction. Intrigued? Keep reading to learn how joining a union like IUOE Local 318 can kickstart your career in heavy machinery.

YOUR GATEWAY TO SUCCESS

ABOUT IUOE LOCAL 318

Established in 1932, IUOE Local 318 proudly serves the 14 southern counties of Illinois, representing over 900 skilled operators. We focus on empowering our members through comprehensive training and support, ensuring they stand out in the field. From apprenticeship programs to journeyman upgrades, we're committed to excellence. 
Serving 14 counties
Over 900 operators
Committed to excellence

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS

How to Become a Member of the IUOE Local 318

Begin your journey with IUOE Local 318 in a 4-year apprenticeship starting in 2024. Discover diverse roles in operating heavy machinery and more within the construction industry. Learn on the job and build a foundation for a thriving career. 

Applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Williamson, Franklin, Jackson, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson, Union, Pulaski, Alexander, Massac, White or Hamilton.
More Info About Apprenticeship & Training 
Applications for the 2024 apprenticeship are open until March 8th.
AGE & EDUCATION
You must be at least 18 years old and hold a High School Diploma or GED.
RESIDENCY
Reside in one of the 14 specified counties in Illinois.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Possess a valid Illinois driver's license and be eligible to work in the U.S.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Be physically capable of performing manual trade work and submit to a drug screening.
Applications can be picked up at the Union Hall between the hours of 7am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. They can be mailed by regular mail or emailed and must be postmarked no later than March 8, 2024 in order to be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Ann at (618) 993-0318

Ensure you have all your documents ready and complete the preliminary requirements.
Birth certificate copy.
Two personal reference letters.
Two work reference letters.
Official high school transcript, diploma, or GED transcript and completion certificate.
Get notified when the next application window opens.

next steps

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Once you've gathered all necessary documents and meet the requirements
1.
Call the Training Office
(618) 942-3931 to schedule your appointment.
2.
Bring your valid Illinois' driver's license and a $20 cashier's check or money order when applying.
3.
Once you have gathered your documents you are ready to apply! 

CONTACT INFORMATION

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 318, 318A, 318B, 318C, 318RA
3310 Water Tower Rd., Marion, IL 62959
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