Operating engineers work as heavy equipment operators, crane operators, mechanics and welders. Industries include construction, road building, paving, mining, marine, & oil and gas. They are highly skilled and masters in the operation of specialized equipment.
- Operate heavy equipment such as cranes and earth-moving equipment, including backhoes, bulldozers, loaders & graders
- Cranes move heavy loads into position
- Earth-moving equipment excavates, moves, loads and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials
- Operate high technology equipment with computer-controlled systems
- Conduct pre/post operational checks & perform minor repairs on equipment
What You’ll Need
Successful completion of online Trades Assessment.
Apprenticeship Program: The IUOE Local 115 Training Association (IUOETA) is a designated training provider by the Industry Training Authority and specializes in offering training and apprenticeships in the Mobile Crane Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator and Asphalt Paving/Laydown Technician programs. The IUOETA also sponsors apprentices as Heavy Duty Mechanics, Commercial Transport Mechanics, Plant Operator, Hoist Mechanics and Welder programs.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Strong communication, numeracy, reading & problem-solving skills
- Excellent hand-eye coordination & depth perception
- Good concentration and stamina
- Mechanical aptitude & manual dexterity
- A safety conscious attitude
- Ability to work outdoors & at heights
- Ability to work in a collaborative environment