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Title: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Definition: Heavy equipment technicians service, repair, and maintain heavy equipment machines and vehicles designed for activities such as transporting objects, lifting material and plowing earth. The diagnose malfunctions, replacing parts, and testing components on industrial and construction vehicles such as such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing.

Definition (More Info): TradeSecrets AB

Education Program:
College of the North Atlantic – Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Die Trac – Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

First Credential: Certificate plus apprenticeship

Salary Range: PayScale (Canada) (Sept 2015): Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Entry Low: $34,182. Entry Median: $25/hr.
Heavy Duty Mechanic: Low: $33,381. Median: $26/hr.

Salary (More Info): PayScale: Heavy Equipment Mechanic; Heavy Duty Mechanic

Related Specialties: Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technologist, Diesel Equipment Technologist

Professional Associations: Women in Automotive; Automotive Womens Alliance Foundation (SWAF); Women Building Futures; Office to Advance Women Apprentices; Canadian Construction Women

Other Resources: Society of Automotive Engineers; Gov of NFLD: Plan of Training; Red Seal; Women of Influence

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