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.
Free training and a four year apprenticeship program gets Local 18 members on to a job site quickly.
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Recent news stories
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the country and paralyzed most industries. At this writing, construction has been allowed to continue as essential work.
‘April showers bring May flowers’ is the old saying, let us just not get too many April showers. Winter has been exceptionally mild as compared to the previous year, which has allowed numerous projects to work throughout the entire winter season.
The 2019 construction season was exceptional, with 16 million man-hours worked in Local 18. The past 5 years have been some of the best work years in Local 18’s history.