Training Skilled Operating Engineers
The Local 139 apprenticeship program is meant to accommodate heavy equipment operators with little to no experience in the field. With a total of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training for the entry-level operator, experience levels are broken down into four 1500-hour pay periods. This allows applicants with limited experience to be placed at a level appropriate for them.
IUOE 139 Trustees
Daniel Sperberg – Training Director – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Labor Trustees
- Terrance McGowan – Chairman – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Steve Buffalo – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Darrin Bursaw – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Greg West – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Shaun McHugh – Operating Engineers Local 139
- Management Trustees
- Tom Wolf – Secretary – Edgerton Contractors
- David Bohl – AGC of Wisconsin, Inc.
- Craig Dretzka – UPI Construction, LLC
- Tim Peterson – James Peterson Sons, Inc.
- John Topp – Allied Construction Employers Association
Our Training Facility
The Joseph J. Goetz training site in Coloma consists of nearly 400 acres of rolling Kettle Moraine hills and services every member of Local 139, no matter their skill level. Skill improvement courses held in the off-season are typically three weeks long, and are either hands-on or in the seat, depending on the weather and which class you attend.
A Highly Trained and Helpful Staff
Contractor & Equipment Dealer Participation
An Ideal Site Location in West-Central Wisconsin
The Strong Support of our Membership
The active members of Local 139 allocate money out of their negotiated pay-raise to fund this program and to assure that state of the art training is made available for both apprenticeship and journeyworker training. Dividends include a well-trained, safe, and proficient workforce that makes it easier to strive towards better working conditions with great economic benefits!