• Employers

Our apprenticeship programs are conducted jointly by Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and union employers covering Northern California. The state registers our apprenticeship programs, working with forward-looking businesses across California to develop the skilled workforce of the future. Our Trust Fund provides funding to the JAC to cover the substantial costs of training apprentice surveyors and inspectors—funds that are derived from our employer training fund contributions. The JAC is responsible for designing and managing the classroom educational programs, placing apprentices with contractors for required on-the-job training, and supervising the successful training and advancement of apprentices through our four- and five-year apprenticeship programs.

Joanie Thornton, Administrator

Trustees And JAC Members

TRUSTEES

REPRESENTING MANAGEMENT

Anthony McCants, Co-Chair, Kier & Wright

Jim Backman, Consolidated Engineering Labs

Ed King, Inspection Services, Inc.

Gene Feickert, F3 Land Surveying

Michael Aha, Meridian Technical Services, Inc.

Alex Calder, BKF Engineers

Patrick Rei, Kister, Savio & Rei

David Stanton, HMH Engineers

REPRESENTING LABOR / OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 3

Russell Burns, Co-Chair, Business Manager

Dan Reding, President

Steve Ingersoll, Vice-President

Jim Sullivan, Recording-Corresponding Secretary

Bruce Noel, Director, Organizing

John Rector, Business Representative

Michael Strunk, Business Representative

INSPECTOR APPRENTICESHIP JAC MEMBERS

Covering the 46 counties of Northern California, the Technical Engineers Apprenticeship is board-directed by a joint committee of labor and management representatives. The Northern California Construction Inspectors Apprenticeship program is sponsored by the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 and the Council of Engineer and Laboratory Employers.

REPRESENTING MANAGEMENT

Jim Backman, Co-Chair, Consolidated Engineering Laboratories

Ed King, Inspection Services, Inc.

Mike Zell, Inspection Services, Inc.

Cliff Lowe, Consolidated Engineering Laboratories

REPRESENTING LABOR / OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 3

Russell Burns, Co-Chair, Business Manager

Dan Reding, President

Michael Strunk, Business Representative

John Rector, Business Representative

SURVEYOR APPRENTICESHIP JAC MEMBERS

Covering the 46 counties of Northern California, the Technical Engineers Apprenticeship is board-directed by a joint committee of labor and management representatives.  The Northern California Surveyors Apprenticeship program is sponsored by the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 and the California and Nevada Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors Association.

REPRESENTING MANAGEMENT

Anthony McCants, Co-Chair, Kier & Wright

Gene Feickert, F3 Land Surveying

Michael Aha, Meridian Technical Services, Inc.

Alex Calder, BKF Engineers

Patrick Rei, Kister, Savio & Rei

David Stanton, HMH Engineers

REPRESENTING LABOR / OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 3

Russell Burns, Co-Chair, Business Manager

Dan Reding, President

Jim Sullivan, Recording-Corresponding Secretary

Steve Ingersoll, Vice-President

Bruce Noel, Director, Organizing

John Rector, Business Representative