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Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)  (NOC 7421)
Avalon Peninsula Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

backhoe operator, bulldozer operator, excavator operator, gradall operator, grader operator, heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment operator apprentice, loader operator – construction, side boom tractor operator, surface mining equipment operator.

Heavy equipment operators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities
  • Operate bulldozers or other heavy equipment to clear brush and stumps prior to logging activities and to build roads at logging and surface mining sites
  • Operate heavy equipment with pile driver head to drive piling into earth to provide support for buildings, bridges or other structures
  • Operate heavy dredging equipment to deepen waterways or reclaim earth fill
  • Operate heavy paving and surfacing equipment to lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during highway and road construction
  • Operate power shovels to excavate rock, ore or other materials from open-pit mines, strip mines, quarries or construction pits
  • Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

St. John's, Mount Pearl, Arnold's Cove, Bay Roberts, Bishop's Cove, Carbonear, Conception Bay South, Gulch, Gull Island, Harbour Grace, North River, Spaniard's Bay, Torbay, Upper Island Cove, Wabana, Birchy Nap, Chamberlains, Codner, Doyles, Foxtrap, Goulds, Greeleytown, Kelligrews, Lance Cove, Lawrence Pond, Manuels, Newton, North Pond Heights, Peachytown, Riverdale, Talcville, Topsail, Upper Gullies

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Outlook & Prospects for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Avalon Peninsula Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Avalon Peninsula Region as well as in the rest of the Newfoundland and Labrador.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Avalon Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
  • Three new contracts valued at $22M have been awarded, relating to retail land and the Glencrest Industrial Centre in the Galway development in St. John's. Work to develop access to the site, landscaping, asphalt laying and line painting will begin soon.
Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014 Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
Please consult the Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.