The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #15, will conduct a recruitment from March 6 through March 17 for five Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment) apprentices. The five openings for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions: the Long Island and New York City regions of the state. 

A form will be available online during the recruitment period at, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to enter a lottery drawing to receive an application. Only one form can be submitted per person. Applicants who do not have access to a computer should visit their local library. 

Local Union #15 will randomly select 50 individuals who have submitted the online form to receive an application. The lottery drawing will be held at 10 a.m. on March 22 at the Operating Engineers, Local Union #15 Training Center (the very south end of Lefferts Boulevard at JFK Airport, South Ozone Park, NY). 

There is no guarantee that everyone will receive an application. 

All applications must be completed and received by Operating Engineers, Local Union #15 by April 5, 2023.

For further information, applicants should contact Operating Engineers, Local Union #15 at 718-835-0400. Additional job search assistance is available at local New York State Department of Labor Career Centers (see:

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