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Ditch Diggers

A Poem by Eric Borden

If you're interested in the Apprentice Program, please read ALL pages under the Apprenticeship Program heading, including the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before contacting the office with questions.


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, pumpers, pile drivers, or drilling equipment; 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

  • Survey and check the slopes and grade of the Earth



Head Office

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11450 E. Nadine Peterson Boulevard

North Las Vegas, NV 89124

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tel: (702) 643-1212

Fax: (702) 643-1213

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