Summary Heavy Equipment Operator near Toronto (ON)
Find key facts and figures about working as a heavy equipment operator. The following information is applicable to all Heavy equipment operators (NOC 73400).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
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Post-secondary or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training.
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Median wage in Ontario
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The job prospects are fair in the Toronto Region
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advertised near Toronto (ON)
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- 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
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