We ensure skill, safety & experience

There is no margin for error in today’s fast-paced world of construction. Operating Engineers must be fully trained and experienced on real equipment in real world settings before they step foot on a job.

Real-world training

Our members are trained in real-world facilities on the latest models of equipment, including those with the newest technology and GPS systems. We offer comprehensive programs so apprentices, mechanics, field engineers, journeymen and women and members can perfect their skills, cross train to learn new ones, and stay ahead of changes in equipment and technology.

Full-time instructors provide everything from heavy equipment operator training, training in emergency response, hazardous waste operations and OSHA requirements to keep contractors supplied year-round with safe, skilled, and efficient operators.

State-of-the-art training centers, equipment and technology

With a total area of nearly 60 acres in New Jersey and New York, we offer more than 90 pieces of equipment, simulators and instrumentation. Equipment includes a variety of cranes, new millers and pavers, backhoes, dozers, sidebooms, pile drivers and more.

Our highly acclaimed training program for CCO certification is further supported by OECP training provided through the IUOE.

New Mission Statement:
Prepare for a Changing World

Recognizing the rapid changes in the workforce and technology, Local 825 has updated its mission statement to prepare its members for the challenges and rewards that face them.

The new statement reads:

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825’s mission is to equip its members with the educational resources for developing the skills of their apprentices and journeypersons. It is to recruit a diverse membership and operate under a strategic plan to create an inclusive environment. By facilitating the training needs of our members, we maximize their employability and prepare them for changes in the industry. The Department goal allows members to acquire new skills and remain competitive in the industry, while remaining fiscally responsible to the beneficiaries of the fund.