Your Road to Success


Earn While You Learn! 

Become highly skilled and in demand

We produce conscientious, skilled journey persons who are well-rounded and proficient in operating and maintaining heavy equipment and who have industry-related safety credentials. 

To achieve this goal, we provide continuous learning opportunities for our apprentices and journey-level operators.

Utah Training Center


6650 W. 6200 S.,
West Valley, UT 84118

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Applicants are tested and interviewed before being accepted into the program. Applications are available at the Local 3 Administrative office located at 8805 S. Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070. Please be prepared to present valid identification at time of application. (Drivers’ license and Social Security card)

Apprentices are required to attend 160 hours of related training annually. Minimum qualifications testing is conducted by a written exam as well as by a hands-on practical exam.

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


The Utah JATC conducts Certified Crane Operator (CCO) certification for many Local 3 members as well as many members of other locals. Contact the JATC office for more information at:

(801) 664-6934


In Utah, apprentice Lube Service Technicians (LSTs) reach journey-level status after working 4,000 hours on the job, or roughly two to three years under normal economic circumstances. Equipment and crane operators reach journey-level status after working 6,000 hours on the job, or roughly three to four years. Mechanics reach journey-level status after working 8,000 hours on the job as an apprentice, or roughly four to five years.

Improve your Skills

Journey-Level-Equipment Training Includes:

  • Dozer
  • Scraper
  • Loader
  • Excavator
  • Mini-excavator
  • Rubber-tired backhoe
  • Blade
  • Forklift
  • Skid steer

Other Classes, Including Certifications Include:

  • Grade reading
  • Gradesetting
  • First Aid
  • MSHA
  • OSHA-10
  • OSHA-30
  • Rigging & Signal Person
  • GPS dozer
  • GPS rover
  • 50-hour Pre-CCO crane training
  • CDL
  • Forklift