SLATE Announces I.U.O.E. Local 513 Training Info Session for Operating Engineers

Job seekers interested in construction industry careers can learn about Operating Engineers' apprenticeship and training program

August 26, 2013 | 2 min reading time

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Job seekers interested in construction industry careers will have an opportunity to participate in an Operating Engineers Training Program information session on Tuesday, August 27, at 9 a.m., to be held at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC) Downtown, 1520 Market St, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE MCC has partnered with I.U.O.E. Local No. 513 and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) on this informational event.

Representatives from I.U.O.E Local No. 513 will provide practical knowledge of the vital in-demand skills and experience operating engineers bring to any building project. Operating engineers are at the helm of construction’s muscle machines, such as backhoes, dozers, scrapers, highlifts and cranes, and use them for moving dirt, paving and lifting. Operating engineers also assist in the proper maintenance of equipment to ensure safe long-term operation.

Job openings are immediately available for operating engineers who have completed apprenticeship-based program and satisfied training requirements, including classroom study and on-the-job training. During a three-year training program, apprentices must complete a performance test and on-the-job hours each year in order to advance to the next level. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to become an operating engineer apprentice. They should possess mechanical inclination, have basic reading and math skills, and the willingness to learn in order to be successful.

Construction Industry Sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. These positions will satisfy the needs of the St. Louis area’s increasing construction activity, involving multi-million and multi-billion dollar investments in such developments as Ballpark Village, Cortex, BJC Headquarters, Lord & Taylor, Wells Fargo, Mercedes, Northside Regeneration, Carondolet Coke, and The City Walk, among others.

The information session will also assist potential candidates with the application process, answer questions about eligibility, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

Attendees should bring their resume and dress appropriately. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers network will be asked to register onsite. For additional information, please contact Stacey Fowler at

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