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Find a successful career as an Operating Engineer.

Operating Engineers build Ohio. Local 18 helps build careers.

We’re looking for smart men and women who can live up to our high standards. People who aren’t afraid of a challenge, who embrace lifelong learning and who want a fun career, good pay, free training, job security, healthcare coverage and a pension. People looking for a successful future without the need for a four-year degree.

Find out why so many Ohioans are choosing to become members.

Why Join Local 18?
We build Ohio. As an Operating Engineer, you’ll build Ohio too, enjoying good pay, great benefits and a bright future – with or without a four-year degree.
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Free training and a four year apprenticeship program gets Local 18 members on to a job site quickly.
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2021 should be a decent work season despite all the hurdles put before us. Winter weather has also arrived in Ohio, which means now is the time to upgrade your certifications at one of the regional training centers.
Happy New Year! As we head into 2021, the Officers and Staff of Local 18 wish each of you a happy and prosperous New Year! It is a pleasure and an honor to serve the membership.
Check your certifications, and if they need to be renewed, check the training centers class schedule and sign up before classes begin to fill up. 
With the official start of the fall season, it’s crunch time, as we like to call it. Contractors are gearing up to complete their projects before the weather turns ugly.
With the official start of the fall season, it’s crunch time, as we like to call it. Contractors are gearing up to complete their projects before the weather turns ugly.