International Union of Operating Engineers

Local 953

"Union Strong"


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  • Start a new career with one of our 40 current contracts. 
  • Job opportunities in multiple fields.
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  • Better Work Conditions

  • Pay/Benefits 

  • Security

  • Contract Negotiation 



Apprenticeship Training Program

Call (505) 877-5071 or visit


Why 953

Great jobs for the right people! How would you like to be hundreds of feet in the air operating a tower crane? Or maybe the ability to move 10 tons of dirt with a flick of your finger sounds like fun. Maybe you would prefer to be on the inside using computers to regulate all the systems of a high-rise building, a sports complex or other facility.


All this and much more is the work of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). And because we’re a union, you can be sure you’ll have the most up-to-date training to help you become the safest, most skilled and most productive employee you can be. In return, you can expect to have dignity in the workplace along with proper compensation and benefits such as health care and a pension.  


Members of the IUOE in the United States and Canada work in two broad job classifications:  Operating Engineers who work in industries such as highway and building construction, mining and logging, pipeline construction and utility work such as water and sewer excavation, and Stationary Engineers who operate, maintain, renovate and repair all mechanical systems within a given facility.



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Los Alamos National Laboratory




Approximate Members


Local Unions in US and Canada


United Voice



For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please

call: (505) 266-5757 or fill out the following form to reply to our office email.


To get on the Out-of Work list:

  • Pay a $30 Registration Fee & fill out forms

  • Bring in any Certifications 

  • Drivers License/Social Security Card

Contact Info

District 1: (ABQ Main Office)

151 Pennsylvania St SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Office: (505)266-5757


Business Manager: Barry Dixon

Office: (505) 266-5757

Fax: (505) 266-1945


Business Agent: Anthony Gurrola

Office: (505)266-5757

Cell: (505) 554-6352

Fax: (505)266-1945


District 2: El Paso

Business Agent: Robert Jurado

9434 Viscount Blvd. Suite 120

El Paso, NM 79925

Office: (915)234-2429

Cell: (505)218-0763

Fax: (915)234-2404


District 3: (Kirtland)

4260 Highway 64

P.O. Box 2127

Kirtland, NM 87417

Business Agent: Clayton Benally

Office: (505) 598-6634

Fax: (505) 598-6636


Apprenticeship Training Program (ABQ) 

3508 Los Picaros Rd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87105

Apprenticeship Director: Lisa Holland

Office: (505) 877-5071

Fax: (505) 877-5072


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