Heavy equipment operators run heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures.
You like working with a team.
You have an interest in operating machinery.
You have good balance & hand-eye coordination.
- Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities
- Operate computer-controlled equipment and hydraulic pumping systems
- Conduct pre-operational checks & perform minor repairs on equipment
- Inspect, clean and lubricate equipment
- Secure special attachments to equipment
- Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Good communication skills, reading, numeracy and problem-solving
- Ability to operate large machinery
- Ability to calculate basic cuts and fills
- Ability to read prints, plans and grade
- Good understanding of basic principles of soil compaction and proper drainage
- Good judgment
What You’ll Need
- Minimum valid class 5 driver’s licence
- At least 18 years of age
- Physically fit
- Passed assessment
- Construction experience preferred
Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba Inc. (OETIM) offers an Entry Level 240-hour Heavy Equipment Operator Course (80 hours theory, 160 hours practical). OETIM has been a leader in heavy equipment operator training since 1986. It is recognized by the federal government as an Education Facility. Curriculum meets provincial standards.