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In-demand apprenticeship applications open this Monday for 1 week

In-demand apprenticeship applications open this Monday for 1 week

Operating engineers recruiting stationary engineers, HVAC techs

HOWELL, Mich. – Starting this Monday, Michigan residents looking for good-paying careers with benefits, health care and pension can sign up to become apprentices for jobs as stationary engineers or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians. Applications for apprenticeships with Operating Engineers 324 are open from this Monday, July 26, until Friday, July 30, and are available at Apprenticeships are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

“We haven’t seen demand for high skilled, certified stationary engineers and HVAC techs like what we’re currently seeing in a long time and getting into this field now is an opportunity to build a lucrative, rewarding career,” said Matt Closs, Operating Engineers 324 stationary engineer training coordinator. “Apprentices get an outstanding education in math, science, technology and engineering, and then take those lessons out into the real world so they can apply them on real job sites, working on real projects. Apprentices learn skills and knowledge that they can use throughout their career, at no cost, without any college debt.”

Applicants must choose apprenticeships as either a stationary engineer or a HVAC technician. Stationary engineers and HVAC technicians are apprentices for four years and 8,000 hours. The apprenticeship period includes related school instruction and supervised work experience at job sites.

To qualify for an apprenticeship, applicants must be at least 17 years old, and be a high school graduate or possess a GED Certificate at the time of application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents in Michigan. Applicants must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and reliable transportation as apprentices often travel to job assignments throughout Michigan.

OE324’s apprenticeship program is rigorous, highly developed to meet federal standards and is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Stationary operating engineers and HVAC technicians work at many of the largest, most recognizable companies and locations across Michigan, including Little Caesars Arena, the Renaissance Center, TCF Center, Detroit Metro Airport, the City of Detroit and other municipalities, hospitals and hotels, Bank of America, Pepsi, Chrysler, public universities such as University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College, and more.