Skills Heavy Equipment Operator near Toronto (ON)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a heavy equipment operator in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 73400).

Tasks

  • John Deere controls
  • Operate heavy equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Calculate weight, distance, volume and length measurements
  • Clean and lubricate equipment and refill equipment tanks
  • Operate computer controlled equipment
  • Utilize material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Complete onboard and other logs
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Prepare accident reports
  • Secure special attachments to equipment
  • Operate GPS (Global Positioning System) and other navigation equipment
  • Operate two-way radios and other communication equipment
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment
  • Operate hydraulic pumping systems

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

Skills

Handling Goods and Materials Help - Handling Goods and Materials
  • Loading and Unloading
Building Help - Building
  • Constructing
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Operating Mobile Equipment
  • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information

Knowledge

Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanics and Machinery
Labour Market Information Survey
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