Heavy Equipment Training School Saskatoon - The heavy equipment operator courses would assist the operator in obtaining the required knowledge and skills they will need to be able to enter the workforce as an entry level operator. In this twelve week course in addition to a practicum, you will focus on jobsite basics such as: health, environmental and safety training and awareness, machinery maintenance and operation, and use of earth moving techniques in hands-on conditions.
This training helps you to operate on selected things of machinery like for example a compactor, loader, excavator, dozer and a grader. There are some essential skills needed to become a heavy equipment operator: good problem solving skills, good oral communication skills, physical strength and stamina, excellent spatial ability and excellent vision, the ability to work well with others in a team or alone and excellent eye-hand coordination along with good manual dexterity.
Some technical skills are also essential. These are having a general mechanical ability, being able to operate equipment and power tools, knowledge of safe working methods, the ability to follow technical specifications, grade plans and read instructions, the ability to make basic measurements and mathematical calculations, and the ability to perform basic mechanical repairs and maintenance.