1st Year Apprentice, Operating Engineers Local #66
After graduating from college with a Business Management degree, Zachary went to work in the typical office setting. “I didn’t like it at all,” he said matter-of-factly, “I had always operated farm equipment helping farmers in the area where I grew up, and I liked doing that.”
As a retired union tradesman, Zachary’s dad knew several members of Local #66 and suggested Zachary consider the career potential as an operating engineer.
“It was a great opportunity being accepted into this training program,” he said. “I’ve learned so much already as it relates to teamwork and dedication to a profession, and we are thoroughly trained on multiple pieces of equipment and safety, something I did not get working non-union.”