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Proud, Skilled, Productive, Committed


OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 3

ALWAYS THE BEST!


A great legacy since 1939

What Makes Us Unique

Operating Engineers Local 3 strikes a perfect balance between past and future. As the largest construction trades local in the United States, we represent a membership of hard-working, dedicated craftsmen who are constantly evolving their skills, while adhering to the vision our founders held. From humble beginnings, we grew, honoring working people’s values and serving a highly-trained workforce. Let us serve you.

What Makes Us Unique

Operating Engineers Local 3 strikes a perfect balance between past and future. As the largest construction trades local in the United States, we represent a membership of hard-working, dedicated craftsmen who are constantly evolving their skills, while adhering to the vision our founders held. From humble beginnings, we grew, honoring working people’s values and serving a highly-trained workforce. Let us serve you.

Join Us

We don’t just find people jobs; we find them careers … for a lifetime. We teach them skills, wherever they’re at on their journey, whether they’ve never operated a piece of a equipment or want to learn how to use GPS on a dozer. We also teach them wherever they’re at geographically. With four elite training centers across our four-state jurisdiction, you can get trained in California, Nevada, Utah or Hawaii. It’s easy, and the rewards are immeasurable.

Join Us

We don’t just find people jobs; we find them careers … for a lifetime. We teach them skills, wherever they’re at on their journey, whether they’ve never operated a piece of a equipment or want to learn how to use GPS on a dozer. We also teach them wherever they’re at geographically. With four elite training centers across our four-state jurisdiction, you can get trained in California, Nevada, Utah or Hawaii. It’s easy, and the rewards are immeasurable.

Women in the Trade

There’s a reason this is called a brotherhood and sisterhood. You become a member of a proud family when you become a member of Local 3. Watch this video produced by KEEN utility at the OE3 JATC Training Center.

Women in the Trade

There’s a reason this is called a brotherhood and sisterhood. You become a member of a proud family when you become a member of Local 3. Watch this video produced by KEEN utility at the OE3 JATC Training Center.

What our members have to say

“Joining Local 3 was the best thing that ever happened to me. I appreciate the difference in my wages.”

JUAN DAVILA / 18 YEAR MEMBER / GRADESETTER

“The retirement is excellent. The Health and Welfare has always been good for my family.”

MIKE ROBERTSON / 65 YEAR MEMBER / RETIREE

“I tell people all the time about my career with Local 3. I’m proud of it. They should join!”

CHRIS BOBLITT / FOURTH-STEP APPRENTICE