The Local 98 Training Site is located at
40 Hudson Drive P.O. Box 1290 Southwick, MA.

The main number is 413-998-3230
The Fax number is 413-998-3630
Training Director Nick Girolamo (cell) 413-265-1781 or (email) ngirolamo@local98.org
Training Instructor Nate Senser (cell) 413-348-1615 or (email) nsenser@local98.org

LOCAL 98 ENGINEERS JOINT TRAINING, RETRAINING, SKILL IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY EDUCATION, APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING FUND

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE

The Local 98 Engineers Joint Training, Retraining Skill Improvement, Safety Education, Apprenticeship & Training Fund Board of Trustees (the “Sponsor”) commits to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge: The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, will be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identify or pregnancy), sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information and/or disability. The Sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, as amended, and M.G.L.c. 23 §§11E through 11W and 453 CMR 7.00 et seq.

IUOE JOB CORPS IS HIRING!

The IUOE Job Corps program is starting a Heavy Equipment Operator and a Heavy Equipment Mechanic pre-apprenticeship program at the Westover Job Corps Center at Westover AFB in Chicopee. This program is funded wholly by the IUOE Job Corps and the US Department of Labor.

Local 98 has been selected as the host local for this program, and will partner with Job Corps. Qualified graduates from the Operator and Mechanic program may be placed into the Local 98 apprentice program, or in a neighboring Locals’ apprenticeship program, depending on available opportunities.

Job Corps will be purchasing a fleet of heavy equipment for students, and outfitting the Local 98 shop with mechanic tools. Operator and mechanic field training will be conducted at Local 98, and mechanic apprentices will be performing repairs on the Locals’ equipment under supervision of Job Corps instructors. The heavy equipment will also be available for Local 98 members to train on, when not being utilized by the Job Corps students.

The Westover Job Corps program will need to hire two full time instructors- one operator instructor, and one mechanic instructor, and will be paid by and work for the IUOE Job Corps, while retaining Local 98 pay, benefits package and membership.

Again, this is wholly funded by the IUOE Job Corps and the Department of Labor, not Local 98. Instructors will work for the IUOE Job Corps, not Local 98.

Questions regarding the posting can be addressed to Mr. Joe Dixon at the IUOE Job Corps program at (724) 675-8022 or Jdixon@iuoe.org. See the listing and attached job descriptions below.

Vocational Instructor

National organization is seeking individual for full-time position of Heavy Equipment Operator Instructor. Position requires individual to have journey-person status and ability to teach disadvantaged youth ages 16-24. Previous teaching experience a plus. Other essential qualifications are knowledge of construction projects, plans, profiles and grade; equipment with GPS integration; knowledge of construction safety procedures and OSHA standards; ability to design hands-on training projects and classroom training; effective verbal and written communication skills; an accredited HSD/GED and computer literacy. CDL and supervisory experience preferred. Qualified applicants required to pass drug screen, criminal background check including an MVR, and compliant with Federal Government COVID 19 Federal Guidelines and/or mandates for on-site federal contractors. Send resume to: smumpower@iuoe.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Vocational Instructor

National organization is seeking individual for full-time position of Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic Instructor. Position requires individual to have journey-person status and ability to teach disadvantaged youth ages 16-24. Previous teaching experience a plus. Other essential qualifications are knowledge of troubleshooting to determine equipment repairs, ability to do minor and major repairs on all types of equipment components/systems (electrical, cooling system, engine, hydraulics, undercarriage, etc.); ability to do recordkeeping, ability to interpret information from equipment manuals and order parts; knowledge of construction safety procedures and OSHA standards; ability to design hands-on training projects in a shop, field and classroom; effective verbal and written communication skills; an accredited HSD/GED and computer literacy. CDL and supervisory experience preferred. Qualified applicants required to pass drug screen and criminal background check including an MVR, and compliant with Federal Government COVID19 Federal Guidelines and mandates for on-site federal contractors. Send resume to: smumpower@iuoe.org

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

JOB DESCRIPTION

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS NATIONAL TRAINING FUND (IUOE NTF)

JOB CORPS TRAINING PROGRAM

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Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.

 

Please contact Nick Girolamo at 413-265-1781 for more information about Helmets to Hardhats.

  2018 Intro to Pipeline Training

 Beginner class for Side Boom

Date Location
October 1 – October 6, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
October 29 – November 3, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

  2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training

Classes for Side Boom

Date Location
October 29 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
December 3 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

  2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training

 Classes for Side Boom w/ Winch Procedures

Date Location
December 3 – December 22, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students

 

  2018 Intro to Pipeline Training

 Beginner class for Excavator

Date Location
October 8 – October 13, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
November 5 – November 10, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

 2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Excavator
Date Location
October 29 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students
December 3 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students

 

 2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Excavator/with Winch Procedures
Date Location
December 3 – December 22, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky         8 students

 

 2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Angle Dozer
Date Location
October 29 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students
December 3 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students

 

 2018 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Angle Dozer with Winch Procedures
Date Location
September 4 – September 15, 2018 Local 66 – New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
September 17 – September 29, 2018 Local 66 – New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
October 1 – October 13, 2018 Local 66 – New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
October 15 – October 27, 2018 Local 66 – New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
December 3 – December 21, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky

 

2018 Pipeline Training

 Horizontal Directional Drilling/Mud System Class

Date Location
October 29 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
December 3 – December 21, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students

 

2018 Pipeline Training

Excavation class for existing live pipelines

(Maintenance/Rehabilitation work)  

Date Location
November 5 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
November 26 – December 8, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
December 10 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

 2018 Pipeline Training John Henry Rock Drilling Classes

One week classes – one instructor

Date Location
December 3 – December 8, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky
December 10 – December 15, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky
December 17 – December 22, 2018 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky

 

 2018 Pipeline Training

Bending Engineering Classes

 one-week classes – one instructor

Date Location
November 12 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
December 3 – December 8, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
December 10 – December 15, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

 

 

 

 2018 Pipeline Training

 Deckhand Pipe Lifter Training

Date Location
October 22 – October 27, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
November 12 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
December 3 – December 8, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

2018 Pipeline Training

 Vacuworxs Pipe Lifter Training

Date Location
October 15 – October 20, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
December 10 – December 15, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
December 17 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

 2018 Pipeline Training

 Hydro-Excavation/Train the Trainer  

Date Location
 October 22 – October 27, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           10 Instructors
 October 29 – November 3, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           10 Instructors

 

2018 Pipeline Training

 Hydro-Excavation/Truck Training   

Date Location
November 5 – November 10, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
November 12 – November 17, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
December 3 – December 8, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
December 10 – December 15, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
December 17 – December 22, 2018 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students

  2019 Intro to Pipeline Sideboom

Beginner class for Side Boom

Date Location
May 20 – May 25, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
May 27 – June 1, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
June 3 – June 8, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

  2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training

 Classes for Side Boom

Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
February 25 – March 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
March 11 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
April 1 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

  2019 Advanced Pipeline Training

 Classes for Side Boom

Date Location
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
March 11 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students

 

  2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training

 Classes for Side Boom w/ Winch Procedures

Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
February 25 – March 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
March 18 – April 6, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
April 8 – April 19, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students

 

  2019 Intro to Pipeline Excavator

Beginner class for excavator

Date Location
April 15 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
May 20 – May 25, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
May 27 – June 1, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
June 3 – June 8, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

 2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Excavator
Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          12 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
February 25 – March 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
March 11 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
April 1 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students

 

  2019 Advanced Pipeline Training

 Classes for Excavator

Date Location
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
March 11 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

2019 Pipeline Training

Excavator for Road Bore Training

One week classes for Excavator

Date Location
January 14 – January 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
April 8 – April 13, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

  2019 Pipeline Training

Excavator for Waterway/Creek Crossing Training

One week classes for Excavator

Date Location
 January 7 – January 12, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
 May 6 – May 11, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

2019 Pipeline Training

Excavator for Mat Handling/Bridge Building Training

One week classes for Excavator

Date Location
January 21 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
April 1 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students
April 29 – May 4, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           4 students

 

 

 

2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Excavator/with Winch procedures
Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
February 25 – March 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
March 18 – April 6, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
April 8 – April 19, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky           8 students

 

2019 Intro to Pipeline Training

Beginner class for Angle Dozer

Date Location
May 20 – May 25, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
May 27 – June 1, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students
June 3 – June 8, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           12 students

 

2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training Class for Angle Dozer
Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students
February 25 – March 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students
April 1 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas          8 students

 

2019 Advanced Pipeline Training

 Classes for Angle Dozer

Date Location
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students
March 11 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students

 

2019 Intermediate Pipeline Training Classes for Angle Dozer with Winch Procedures
Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students
February 25 – March 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students
March 18 – April 6, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students
April 8 – April 19, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky        8 students

 

 

                          2019 Pipeline Training

Excavation class for existing live pipelines

(Maintenance/Rehabilitation work)

 Two week classes    

Date Location
January 7 – January 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
January 21 – February 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
February 4 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
February 18 – March 2, 2019 *** ITEC – Crosby, Texas           8 students***
March 11 – March 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
March 25 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
April 8 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
April 29 – May 11, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
May 13 – May 25, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students
May 27 – June 8, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           6 students

***This class will be an Advanced Dig-up class; previous attendance to an Excavation class for existing live pipelines is required.

 

 2019 Pipeline Training John Henry Rock Drilling Classes

One week classes – one instructor

Date Location
January 7 – January 12, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
January 14 – January 19, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
January 21 – January 26, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
January 28 – February 2, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
February 4 – February 9, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
February 18 – February 23, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
February 25 – March 2, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
March 4 – March 9, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
March 11 – March 16, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
March 25 – March 30, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
April 1 – April 6, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
April 8 – April 13, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
April 15 – April 19, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
April 29 – May 4, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
May 6 – May 11, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
May 13 – May 18, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students
May 20 – May 25, 2019 Local 181 – Boston, Kentucky          5 students

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Pipeline Training

 Horizontal Directional Drilling/Mud System Class

Date Location
January 7 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
January 28 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
February 25 – March 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
March 18 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
April 8 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
April 29 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students
May 20 – June 8, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas         6 students

 

2019 Pipeline Training

Bending Engineering Classes

 one-week classes – one instructor

Date Location
January 7 – January 12, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 14 – January 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 21 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 28 – February 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 18 – February 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 25 – March 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 18 – March 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 25 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 1 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 8 – April 13, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 15 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 29 – May 4, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 6 – May 11, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 13 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

 2019 Pipeline Training

 Deckhand Pipe Lifter Training

One week classes – one instructor

Date Location
January 21 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 28 – February 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 4 – February 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 11 – March 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 18 – March 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 25 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 29 – May 4, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 6 – May 11, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 13 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

 

2019 Pipeline Training

 Vacuworxs Pipe Lifter Training

One week classes – one instructor

Date Location
January 7 – January 12, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 14 – January 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 11 – February 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 18 – February 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 25 – March 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 1 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 8 – April 13, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 15 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students

 

2019 Pipeline Training

 Hydro-Excavation    

One week classes – one instructor

Date Location
January 7 – January 12, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 14 – January 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 21 – January 26, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
January 28 – February 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 4 – February 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 18 – February 23, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
February 25 – March 2, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 4 – March 9, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 11 – March 16, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
March 25 – March 30, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 1 – April 6, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 8 – April 13, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 15 – April 19, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
April 29 – May 4, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 6 – May 11, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students
May 13 – May 18, 2019 ITEC – Crosby, Texas           5 students