Operating Engineers Local 965 will begin accepting applications for their heavy equipment operator apprenticeship program November 1, 2019 through December 30, 2019. The Training Site will be closed 11/28/19, 11/29/19, 12/24/19 and 12/25/19. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Operating Engineers Training Site, 3208 Young Road, Mechanicsburg, IL 62545. Any questions, please call (217) 498-7798. Applications will be retained for a period of two (2) years. The minimum applicant qualifications required are:
a) At least 18 years of age (must provide a certified copy of birth certificate at the time of application)
b) Have completed a minimum of two (2) years of high school. The applicant will be required to provide a high school transcript and/or GED certification for evaluation purposes
c) Have permanent residence in one of these Illinois counties for a period of not less than six (6) months prior to date of application or who, having had a permanent home in said area, has temporarily left with the intention of returning as a permanent resident: Adams, Brown, Cass, Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Menard, Morgan, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott or Shelby counties.
d) All successful applicants must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and auto insurance for the duration of the apprenticeship.
e) A statement from a licensed physician stating physical ability to perform the work of the trade will be required within 30 days of being indentured.
f) Applicants will pay a $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee, CASH ONLY.
g) Alcohol and drug screening
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