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Looking for a quality heavy equipment contractor with a skilled workforce for your next project? You have come to the right place. We have a contractor locator feature on this website that will help you find one. You can search our online directory by type of work needed and proximity to the location of your project – or by the name of a specific contractor. Click here to go to the locator or use the contractor locator tab on the menu bar at the top of any page.
Careers & Training
Interested in information about Local 701’s training programs - or a career as a heavy equipment operating engineer, mechanic or stationary engineer? You have found it. Just click here on the hard hat for more information! Or use the TRAINING tab on the menu bar at the top of any page.
Welcome to Operating Engineers Local 701
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701 represents heavy equipment operators, heavy duty repairers, technical engineers and stationary engineers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Since 1918, Local 701 has formed and shaped the roads, infrastructure and skylines of our region. We began with 312 members, predominately as boiler operators, whose work during World War I transformed into hoisting, portable and shipyard engineers.
Today we operate the constructions industry’s largest cranes and most sophisticated pieces of construction equipment. Our construction members are regularly dispatched onto contracts worth millions of dollars, where hydraulic equipment enables us to work with power and speed. Our stationary members are engaged in many facets of the manufacturing industry, food production industry, building maintenance, hospitals and data center facilities. We are charged with operations and maintenance of mission and safety critical systems such as destroying the stockpile of old military ordnances stored near Boardman Oregon. Together we have grown Local 701 to more than 3,500 construction and stationary members.
IUOE Local 701 provides many services to our members and signatory contractors including training and continuing education, healthcare and pension programs, and centralized job dispatch.
Our team of professionals at the Local 701 headquarters in Gladstone, Oregon is dedicated to the idea that every member is the union. We firmly believe that our members are the most highly skilled and productive workers in the industry - and provide a greater value to their employers than non-union workers.
Local 701 is also an influential player in economic development, energy and transportation issues facing Oregon and SW Washington. And every day we stand up for job security, healthcare, pension plans, better wages and safer working conditions for our members. We work with our contractors, elected officials and government agencies at all levels to achieve these goals and protect and extend the rights and benefits achieved by our predecessors.
Many of our members are very active in our local communities – volunteering for a wide variety of activities and at times using their skills to assist on special projects. As an organization we help many charities – especially ones involved with the needs of children - and we have a college scholarship program for our member’s kids.
To find out more about Local 701 please explore our website and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.