Operating Engineers

Local Union #917

Business Manager: David R. Rhea

Business Agent: Dustin R. Cole

Address: 10420 Cogdill Road, Knoxville, TN 37932

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 31749, Knoxville, TN 37930

Phone: 865-675-2000 Fax: 865-675-2145

Operating Engineers Local #917 State of Tennessee
Apprenticeship and Upgrade Training Program


Apprenticeship & Training Coordinator: Jim Withrow

Training: 1833 Highway 305, Niota, TN 37826

Phone: 865-567-2600



1. High School diploma or GED equivalency
2. School Transcript
3. Birth Certificate
4. Physical (capable to operate equipment)
5. Drug Test
6. Tennessee Adult Basic Education test given by Tennessee Career Center