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Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)

Other titles : Bulldozer driver;, Gradall operator;, Heavy equipment operator;, Shovel operator - heavy equipment.

Details

Description :

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. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

Main duties :

  • 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 bulldozers or other heavy equipment to clear brush and stumps prior to logging activities and to build roads at logging and surface mining sites;
  • operate heavy equipment with pile driver head to drive piling into earth to provide support for buildings, bridges or other structures;
  • operate heavy dredging equipment to deepen waterways or reclaim earth fill;
  • conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment.
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Nord-du-Québec

Training

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

 

Programs

  • Conduite d'engins de chantier

  • Conduite de machinerie lourde en voirie forestière

 

 

Conduite d'engins de chantier

(Training program available in French only)

Program length : just over one year

Program Objectives

Acquérir les connaissances, les habiletés et les attitudes nécessaires pour exercer avec compétence les tâches relatives à la conduite du bouteur, de la niveleuse, de la chargeuse, de la chargeuse-pelleteuse, de la pelle et du rouleau compacteur; construire et entretenir des routes et des ouvrages; effectuer des travaux d'excavation; charger des camions; niveler de grandes surfaces.

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Conduite de machinerie lourde en voirie forestière

(Training program available in French only)

Program length: approximately 9 months

Program Objectives

Acquérir les connaissances, les habiletés et les attitudes nécessaires pour planifier et exécuter les différents étapes de la contruction de domaines forestiers, ainsi que tous les travaux qui en découlent relatifs à l'entretien de la machinerie lourde forestière et à la conduite sécuritaire dans le respect des règles de protection de l'environnement.

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