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.
■ 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.
(technical training and on the job)
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You have an interest in operating machinery.
You have good balance & hand-eye coordination.
You like working with a team.
Some heavy equipment operators work with several different types of equipment, while others choose to specialize. Patience and alertness are important in this career as sitting in vehicles for extended periods of time is common.
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