Thinking about a new career? Are you a hands-on type of person who prefers to work outdoors, who works well independently and likes to see what you’ve accomplished on the job every day?If so, heavy equipment operator training is right up your alley.
Just take a look around and see excavators, bulldozers, backhoe loaders, road graders, dump trucks and skid steers at work on many types of jobs.
Be it commercial or residential building projects, road construction, foundations or landscaping; heavy equipment operators are essential to economic growth.
The variety of heavy equipment operator jobs for people with the skills and certification that meet workplace safety standards is extensive and gives you lots of fields to choose from. Heavy equipment operators are employed by construction companies large and small, municipalities, rock quarries, sand and gravel pits, mining, waste management, landscape companies, road construction and paving to name a few.
In fact, according to the website Careers in Construction.ca on their article “Will there be a job for me” it states ‘one out of every 17 Canadian workers earns a living in construction.’ They also state that construction is expected to continue to outperform other industries. As well, they say, many workers are nearing retirement – so the odds are good that the demand for skilled construction workers will remain high. In addition, Employment Ontario’s Job Futures website states that job prospects for heavy equipment operators over the next five years are good.
All of these factors add up to show that the choice of heavy equipment operator training is one that will provide a great deal of opportunity over the years and also good monetary return. Again according to Careers in Construction wages range on a national average from $16- $32 per hour as stated on the working in canada site that is based of wage reports submitted to the Canadian government.
As any builder will tell you, a good foundation is key to a successful build. Graduating from a well respected training institution gives you that solid foundation for successful entry into the world of heavy equipment operator. Along with the school’s solid reputation extras such as confined spaces, surface miner common core, WHIMIS, lock out and tag out, wallet cards will prepare you well to enter this exciting field.
As always, 5th Wheel Training Institute is here to build your skills and help you on your way to this new and rewarding career.
We also host Demo Days if you need to have a hands on experience behind the wheel.