Qualifications Register



The Qualifications Register is NOT an Apprenticeship Application. To receive an Apprenticeship Application by mail, please call 641-942-7112.


PLEASE READ the following very carefully:

Step 1 – Each person must check-in by phone, mail, e-mail or in person at least once every 30 days to remain on the referral list. THE COMPLETE REFERRAL RULES AND PROCEDURES ON THIS PAGE.  PLEASE READ.

Step 2 – After reading the Referral Rules and Procedures, please scroll to the bottom of this page to complete the Qualifications Register.

Referral Hall Rules & Procedures
Effective November 1, 2013

Effective July 1, 2000, IUOE Local 234 has been designated by the National Labor Relations Board as a referral hall for the purpose of securing employment for Operating Engineers in the State of Iowa and to that extent Local 234 will maintain an Out-of-Work List and a Qualifications Register which shall provide information as to a persons experience, qualifications and certifications, if any. It is further understood that an employer is free to hire any person of its choice and likewise any person may independently seek his or her own employment. These procedures have been adopted consistent with and in compliance with the National Labor Relations Act of 1947, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 151 et. seq., and consistent with past practice.

  1. Each person must check in (by phone, in-person, mail, email) at least once every 30 days. On the 31st day their name shall be removed from the list. Each person on the list must be ready, willing and able to go to work.
  2. It is the Operators responsibility to provide the name of their last employer and their own current telephone number(s). Each person is also responsible for honestly providing information regarding their separation from their last employer (i.e. laid off, drug-up, ran- off, etc).
  3. All dispatches, attempted dispatches, refusals, drag-ups, run-offs, etc will be documented by the Local in each Operators permanent record. Refusals and drag-ups may affect an Operators right to draw unemployment and/or Health & Welfare self-pays.
  4. If an Employer requires drug tests (pre-employment, random, or at any other time), each person be able to pass. If an Operator does not pass based on information provided to the Local by the Employer, the following shall apply (the Operator has the right to challenge the validity of this information by filing a Notice of Appeal with the Local within 5 business days, and the Operator thereby waives confidentiality rights therefrom):
    • 1st offense off Referral Register until proof of a clean drug screen** is provided to the Business Manager.
    • 2nd offense off Referral Register for 30 days and until a clean drug screen** is provided to the Business Manager after the 30 day period, which commences from the date of the test.
    • 3rd offense off Referral Register for 60 days and until a clean drug screen** is provided to the Business Manager after the 60 day period, which commences from the date of the test.
    • 4th offense off Referral Register for 6 months and until a clean drug screen** is provided to the Business Manager after the 6 month period, which commences from the date of the test.
    • 5th offense Charges will be filed, possible expulsion
      ** Drug screen must be performed by a drug testing facility or physicians office. No home testing kits will be allowed. Drug screen shall be paid 100% by the Operator, not reimbursable by the Union and/or the Local 234 Health & Welfare Fund, unless under appeal it is proven the original test was inaccurate. Being restricted from the Referral Register may also affect the Operators right to draw unemployment and/or Health & Welfare self-pays.
  5. It is the Operators responsibility to keep their qualifications and/or certifications updated with the Union Hall and to accurately complete a Qualification Register. Furthermore, such Operator may be requested to perform an evaluation of their qualifications at the Training Program.
  6. If an Operator is dispatched by the Union to an Employer for a short-term job, which is strictly defined as one work week or less, their name shall not be removed from the Referral Register.
  7. When an Employer calls IUOE Local 234 for referrals, the Employer may:
    1. hire any person it wants
    2. ask for several names of qualified persons from which to choose
    3. ask the union for its recommendations
  8. IUOE Local 234 will do its best to seek employment for all persons on the Out-of-Work List. Subject to the Employers discretion, the Local shall seek but cannot enforce employment for those highly qualified that have been on the Out-of-Work List the longest period of time and who have complied with the requirements of the of the Out-of-Work List and Qualifications Register. By law, the final decisions rest with the Employer.
  9. None of these Hiring Hall Rules and Procedures are meant to be interpreted as circumventing or avoiding the mandates of the International Union of Operating Engineers Constitution.





For Local 234 Members, completing a Qualifications Register will not add your name to the Referral Register.  For all Travelers, completing the Referral Register will add your name to the Referral Register.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT A NEW QUALIFICATIONS REGISTER EACH TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON LOCAL 234’S REFERRAL REGISTEROnly complete the Qualifications Register more than once if you have gained new qualifications or certifications.



1)  You are a CURRENT MEMBER of LOCAL 234, you may call the office at telephone number 515-265-1657 OR log into the ‘Members Only’ section on this website.


2)  You are NOT a CURRENT MEMBER of LOCAL 234, please contact the office at telephone number 515-265-1657.

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Please Read

The following information will be used for referrals for work. Mark only the types of work you can do and Equipment that you can operate proficiently enough for referral purposes. Do not misrepresent yourself! It is your responsibility to keep the office up to date on the following information.
Years of Experience
Air Tack Drill
Asphalt Distributor Truck
Asphalt Milling Machine
Asphalt Paver
Asphalt Plant
Asphalt Roller Breakdown
Asphalt Roller Finish
Asphalt Screed
Bending Machine
Boring Machine
Box Blade
Caisson Rig
Cat & Scraper
Coating Machine
Concrete Belt Truck
Concrete Breaker
Concrete CMI Subgrader
Concrete Crusher
Concrete Grout Pump
Concrete Milling Machine
Concrete Paver
Concrete Placer
Concrete Plant
Concrete Pump
Concrete Screed
Deck Hand
Directional Drill
Ditching Machine
Dozer - Finish
Dozer - Rough
Endloader - Rubber
Endloader – Track - Finish
Endloader – Track - Rough
Engineer on Dredge
Farm Tractor
Group Greaser
Heavy Haul Modular Trailer (self-propelled)
Heavy Haul Modular Trailer (towed)
Hoe Pack
Hoe – Rubber Tire
Hoe - Track
Hoe Vac
Hydro Excavation/Vac Truck
Intrusion Piling
Jet Pump
John Henry
M Scope
Mechanic – Owns Rig
Motor Grader – Finish
Motor Grader - Rough
Motor Scraper
Off Road Hauler
Oiler - Crane
Oiler - Pipeline
Pavement Breaker
Pile Driver
Pipe Layer
Powder Man
Push Cat
Roller Sheepsfoot
Rotary Mixer/Road Reclaimer
Safety Boat
Sideboom – Rubber Tire
Sideboom - Track
Skid Loader
Switch Locomotive
Trench & Excavation Safety
Vibratory Post Driver
Vibro-flotation Equipment
Water Truck
Winch Truck
Years HeldExpiration Date
Boat Operator - Licensed
CDL w/ Hazmat
CDL w/ Tanker
Concrete Pump - Certified
Crane - Certified
Crane - Articulating Boom
Crane - Fixed Cab
Crane - Lattice Boom
Crane - Overhead
Crane - Swing Cab
Crane - Tower
First Aid/CPR
Flagger – Traffic Control
Forklift - Certified
Forklift - Non-Rotary
Forklift - Rotary
OSHA 10 Hour
OSHA 30 Hour
Red Badge
Signal Person
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