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Heavy Equipment Operator

 

Heavy equipment photo

 

Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEO4)

9 weeks

Grader

Grader is primarily used in construction and snow removal; prepares surfaces for road building, road maintenance, parking lots, airport runway and access routes, all typically used prior to road asphalt activities.

 

Dozer

Dozer is responsible to clear and prepare most job sites. Many materials are moved by the dozer: dirt, rock, brush, trees, etc.

The dozer levels surfaces, builds berms, slopes and backfills, also working on roads, buildings, sewers and watermain projects.

 

Backhoe

Backhoe is capable of two functions. The front end has a loader function and the bucket is attached to the rear. The backhoe can load, move, grade and level material. It is capable of lifting, trenching, and excavating.

 

Excavator

Excavator is a track operated unit that is used to excavate large volumes of material, lift and load, turn and dig. The excavator can stockpile, load trucks and dig foundations and ponds.

 

Our instructors teach you about the equipment, how to maintain as well as a variety of industry specific techniques. You will be provided with close instruction on each piece of equipment. You will be taught the basics on how to build a berm, dig trenches, load trucks, build roads, slopes, V ditches and many more techniques.

                               

 

Heavy Equipment Operator

 

Heavy equipment photo

 

Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEO4)

 

9 weeks

 


 

  • You will be taught the fundamentals of the Heavy Equipment
  • Safety, operating techniques, the various characteristics of each piece of equipment, maintenance checks, and pre-inspection reports
  • To be job ready on a construction site – you will be taught WHMIS, Construction Safety Act review, fall protection, and first aid.
  • Introduction to surveying tools and basic understanding and identification of stakes.
  • The majority of you program schedule will be “hands-on”, “instructor demonstration” and observation of techniques. You will be instructed on various commonly used construction techniques like building a berm, digging a trench, sloping, V ditching, loading trucks, hand signals and road building. You will practice basic skills and work towards more challenging techniques.
  • All equipment techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor followed by the student receiving their practice sessions. The instructor will continue to observe, coach, offer feedback and perform evaluations on your progress. (Radio communications will be used regularly)

 

Grader

Grader is primarily used in construction and snow removal; prepares surfaces for road building, road maintenance, parking lots, airport runway and access routes, all typically used prior to road asphalt activities.

 

Dozer

Dozer is responsible to clear and prepare most job sites. Many materials are moved by the dozer: dirt, rock, brush, trees, etc.

The dozer levels surfaces, builds berms, slopes and backfills, also working on roads, buildings, sewers and watermain projects.

 

Backhoe

Backhoe is capable of two functions. The front end has a loader function and the bucket is attached to the rear. The backhoe can load, move, grade and level material. It is capable of lifting, trenching, and excavating.

 

Excavator

Excavator – is a track operated unit that is used to excavate large volumes of material, lift and load, turn and dig. The excavator can stockpile, load trucks and dig foundations and ponds.

 

Our instructors teach you about the equipment, how to maintain as well as a variety of industry specific techniques. You will be provided with close instruction on each piece of equipment. You will be taught the basics on how to build a berm, dig trenches, load trucks, build roads, slopes, V ditches and many more techniques.