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IUOE Local 12 Officers

​​David K. Sikorski, Business Manager

David Garbarino, President

Ken Hunt, Vice President

Shawn Kinsey, Recording-Corresponding Secretary

Perry Hawkins, Financial Secretary

Robert Ninteman, Treasurer

​ ​Operating Engineers Training Trust
Larry L. Hopkins, Director of Training


What is an

Operating Engineer?

Operating Engineers are highly trained, skilled professionals who...

  • Operate heavy construction equipment on high-rise buildings, roads and freeways, residential developments, dams, waterways, airports, and underground tunnels; or

  • Do specialized work operating cranes, concrete pumps, pile drivers, or drilling equipment; or

  • Perform grade checking and other job-related work tasks; or

  • Perform inspections and testing during construction phase on such things as reinforced concrete, soils, structural masonry, prestressed concrete, structural steel, and welding; or

  • Repair and maintain heavy duty construction equipment, working in shops or on job sites where equipment has broken down; or

  • Work in plants that produce sand, gravel, asphalt, and concrete; or

  • Work on or near the water with dredging equipment; or

  • Evaluate and check the slopes and grade of the Earth


Additional Information

If you are interested in additional information about our Apprenticeship Program and/or Applicant Processes, please click here. The information provided in this link will answer most of your questions regarding our OETT Apprenticeship Program and Applicant Processes. All announcements regarding upcoming opening periods for applications can be found at the top of our Home Page in the "News and Announcements" section.



Inquiries (other than requests for more information) can be submitted by contacting our home office or by filling out the following form below (recommended).

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Home Office

2190 S. Pellissier Place

Whittier, CA 90601

Tel: (562) 695-0611

Fax: (562) 695-4676

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Fax: (562) 695-3913

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

OETT Local 12
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