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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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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.
Labor Day is September 7 and we should be proud to have a day set aside each year to honor ourselves and our brothers and sisters in the trade movement. Labor built this country, and Labor is what keeps it strong!
In July, Local 18 restarted the satellite meetings across the state, as we attempt to return to some form of normal life. All satellite meetings will be at the same locations and times as before.