Heavy Equipment Operators work on many different projects including roads, bridges, construction, mining, and the timber industry. Heavy Equipment Operations Level 1 students will have an introduction to the following: terminology and terms used for operations, basic safety, and career opportunities, comprehensive overview of safety requirements on the sites with an emphasis on OSHA, MSHA, and NIOSH, along with proper PPE, and maintenance. You will be introduced to the eleven most-used pieces of heavy equipment, learn to describe the functional operation and uses for each piece of equipment listed, as well as drive train and hydraulic systems. You will also learn prestart checks of machines’ hardware, driveline, hydraulic, electrical components, and controls. You will be introduced to and learn the process of planning and executing earthmoving activities on various types of projects. Finally, you will be introduced to grades and learn the concepts and skills needed to prepare graded surfaces using different pieces of equipment, and learn to interpret construction stakes and the proper markings needed to set a proper grade and slope. 40-hour class
Upon completion of this class, or if you have shown competency from work-related experience, you can move on to level two (2) and three (3).
T / TH 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
4/25, 4/27, 5/2, 5/4, 5/9, 5/11, 5/16, 5/18
AND Every Other Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: DXATC ERTC Campus, Room #4E
Instructor: VARIOUS INDUSTRY EXPERTS
All Fast traX courses have a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum is not met the course will be cancelled. In this event you will be contacted.