Applicant Selection Process
The Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship, and will operate its Apprenticeship Program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, and Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations of the State of Ohio.
The number of actual apprentice openings will vary for each district. During the spring we expect to indenture between 30 to 100 new Ohio Operating Engineer Apprentices.
Owens Community College located at Tracy Road, P.O. Box 10000, Toledo, Ohio 43699-1947 will assist the Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training Fund in conducting outreach, administering and scoring tests, and ranking applicants' test scores.
Following are the qualifying points available for award during the first testing in the application process:
- 50 High School Credit or GED
- 30 PSI Visual Pursuit
- 50 Ramsay Speed of Marking
- 40 Reading Comprehension Test
- 40 Arithmetic Test
- 68 Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test
- 64 Minnesota Paper Form Board Test
NOTE: Applicants who have applied in the previous year and completed all required application processes for entry into the Apprenticeship Program but were not indentured, will be awarded ten (10) bonus points for each consecutive year they have applied, not to exceed thirty (30) points.
The people who will be interviewed will be selected from those applicants who have, during the first tests in the application process, accumulated the most qualifying points above 70% of the possible score. This program will interview three candidates for each apprentice opening.
Following are the qualifying points available for award during the second test in the application process:
- 50 For Interview
People who accumulated the most qualifying points during the first two application processes from within the three selection categories will be eligible for the 120-hour Pre-Apprentice Program; selections will be made from this pool of applicants.
The Pre-Apprentice Orientation Program will introduce prospective apprentices to the Ohio Operating Engineers work functions, What it takes to be an Operating Engineer. The Program will provide classroom instruction, in-the-seat training of heavy equipment operation, safe work practices, along with proper maintenance and repair of equipment. The participants will be evaluated on their attendance, attitude toward the subject matter, productivity, initiative, workmanship, and punctuality. They must also maintain at least a 70% grade level during the 120-hour course in order to be indentured. The participants may be compensated $7.50 per hour for every hour they attend. The pre-apprentice orientation will be given prior to indenture and will offer the participants a more realistic insight into what it takes to be an Operating Engineer.
Those who successfully complete the Pre-Apprentice Program will be indentured.
Application Materials Needed
- Ten dollar ($10.00) cash, non-refundable application fee.
- Please provide a photo ID.
- A copy of your high school diploma/GED or transcripts.
- A copy of your discharge papers (DD214) if you are a veteran.
Applications must be completed at one of the union halls or training centers listed below. A ten-dollar ($10.00) cash, non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application. The dates and times applications will be taken are as follows:
Applications accepted on these days only January 28, 29, 30, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm. and February 7, 8, 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.