Heavy Equipment Operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure and in surface mining and quarrying activities, including backhoes, loaders, graders, dozers, and excavators. Heavy equipment operator specializations include Tractor Loader Backhoe Operator (636A), Excavator Operator (636B), and Dozer Operator (636C).
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Heavy Equipment Operator (636 A/B/C/)?
Apprentice wage starts lower than journeyperson's and increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $25.00-$34.00 per hour, depending on location, sector, and experience.
Heavy Equipment Operator (636A/B/C)
|Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
|Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?
|Do you have a driver license and good driving record?
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
|Are you comfortable with traveling for work?
|Are you interested in gaining knowledge of earthmoving fundamentals, soils and soils testing, soil compaction, land clearing and surveying?
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator may be for you!
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