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Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Definition: Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures, in surface mining and quarrying activities and in material handling work.

Definition (More Info): TradeSecrets AB; Careers in Construction

Education Program:
Canadian Training Institute - Heavy Equipment Operator
Central Training Academy – Heavy Equipment Operator
College of the North Atlantic – Heavy Equipment Operator
Keyin College - Heavy Equipment Operator
Operating Engineers (OEC) - Heavy Equipment Program

First Credential: Certificate plus apprenticeship

Salary Range: PayScale (Canada) (Sept 2015): Entry Low: $33,477. Entry Median: $22/hr.

Salary (More Info): PayScale: Heavy Equipment Operator

Related Specialties: Back-Hoe Operator, Bulldozer Operator, Front-End Loader Operator, Grader Operator

Professional Associations: National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Services; Women of Influence; Women Building Futures; Office to Advance Women Apprentices; Canadian Construction Women

Other Resources: Gov of NFLD: Plan of Training; Red Seal

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