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West Valley City, Utah

Jim Sullivan, Recording Corresponding Secretary and Officer in Charge of Utah

JATC LogoJeff Anderson, Training Administrator

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Contact the JATC office for more information call (801) 664-6934.

Utah's Training Site is currently located in the West Valley Geneva Gravel Pit. View Map and get directions to the training center now.

Upcoming training for Union Members

Equipment Training which includes; Dozer, Scraper, Loader, Excavator, mini-excavator, rubber tired backhoe, Blade, forklift, skidsteer, Large Hydro, Small Hydra and Lattice Boom Crane. Thanks to Jim Golding of Geneva Rock Products. This location has been in service for the past few years as to better serve the needs of our apprentices as well as the Journeyman members of District 12.

Rick Bringhurst and Randy Thacker are the two trainers that we have on board for the Utah Program.  Not only do they educate and help train our Apprentices at our training facilities, but they also offer Journeyman Upgrade and Apprentice training at the jobsite as well.  These gentlemen also have the responsibility to take care of the servicing and light maintenance of the equipment.

Utah Training CenterIn Utah, lube service technicians reach journey level after working 4,000 on the job as an Apprentice, or roughly two to three years under normal economic circumstances. Equipment operators reach journey level after working 6,000 on the job as an Apprentice, or roughly three to four years. Mechanics reach journey level after working 8,000 on the job as an Apprentice, or roughly four to five years.

Applicants are placed on a list for testing and interviews before being accepted into the program. Applications to the apprenticeship program can be completed and accepted at the Local 3 Administrative office located on 8805 S. Sandy Pkwy, Sandy, UT 84070. Please be prepared to present valid identification at time of application. (Drivers License and Social Security card)

As of November 2007, the Utah Center has conducted CCO certification for many local 3 members as well as many members of other locals. JATC Trainer Randy Thacker and current Business Representative RJ Peery currently serve as crane instructors and as NCCCO Practical Examiners for District 12.

Journey-level training is available to the Utah membership on all equipment, as well as Grade Reading, Grade Setting, HAZMAT, First-Aid, MSHA, OSHA-10, OSHA-30, OQC(pipeline Operators Qualification Certification), Rigging & Signal Person, GPS Dozer, GPS Rover, 50hr Pre-CCO crane training, CDL and Forklift certification.

Apprentices are required to attend 160 hours of related training annually. Testing is by written exam and a hands on minimum qualification practical exam.

Classes for mechanic apprentices are offered at the Mountain Land Applied Technology College (MATC). They incorporate basic diesel engine repair, advanced engine repair, electrical, hydraulics and field service and lubrication.

Note: The majority of the training classes are scheduled in the winter months.  Dress appropriately. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Contact the JATC office for more information at (801) 664-6934.


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