Local #49, International Union of Operating Engineers, is comprised of over 12,000 members. The Local office is located in Rochester and covers all of Southeastern Minnesota.
Nature of Trade
Operating Engineers operate, assemble and maintain the power equipment used in the construction industry. This consists of roads, buildings, dams, highways, levees, industrial plants and other structures and projects requiring the use of equipment and machinery. Operating Engineers pilot tow boats, operate and maintain steam boilers and perform these duties on equipment in quarries and for highway departments.
Local #49 maintains a training and retraining site to teach the most advanced skills possible and provide apprenticeship education.
Operating Engineers Local #49
Contact: Michael C. Daniels
1848 – 2nd Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904