About Us

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 612

Operating Engineers’ work covers all Highway, Marine, Heavy Construction, and Engineering projects including Mining, Drilling, Surveying, Utilities and Site Development.

The International Union of Operating Engineers issued a Hoisting and Portable Charter to IUOE Local 612 in 1935.

IUOE Local 612 and IUOE Local 302 formed a joint Pension Trust on January 1, 1957 and on December 13, 1957 a joint Health & Welfare Trust was formed.

Local 612 services the South Sound and Southwest Interior regions of Washington State. The local is made up of four counties: Pierce County; which includes the major military base; Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Thurston County;  which includes the Washington State Capitol in Olympia. Lewis County and Pacific CountyJurisdiction Map Divided into two districts with offices in Tacoma and Centralia. With a major military base, the state capitol and one of the most active ports on the west coast with endless roads and bridges, our future is bright.

In 1972 Local 612 and Local 302 formed the Washington-Alaska Construction Industry Training Program and in June 1975, the IUOE granted Locals 612 and 302 an apprenticeship charter. The “state of the art” training facility is located on 1600 acres outside of Ellensburg. The joint apprenticeship and training program is a union/management partnership designed to train apprentices and provide skill improvement and related training to Operating Engineers on an ongoing basis.

Operating Engineers, Local 612 is committed to providing the best training and skill improvements possible in order to meet the ever changing demands of the construction industry. Utilizing our Western Washington Regional Training School, we assist our journey level members in maintaining and learning new skills. Our members are proud professionals that earn the respect and wages they deserve. IUOE Local 612 will strive to provide Skills, Harmony and Value to every contractor on every job.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Operating Engineers, please contact us.

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 612

District 1 

Office located at:

1555 South Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

 Phone (253) 572-9612

District 2 

Office located at:

612 S.Tower Avenue, Centralia

Phone (360) 736-8028

Building a Better Tomorrow

Todd J. Mickelson
Local 612 ~ Business Manager