Train to Become a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Fast-Growing Construction Field

Students at National Training Earth Movers School training to be heavy equipment operators

Construction is the largest service industry in the United States, and it is growing fast, with more roads, houses, apartments, and office buildings being built every day – and plenty more on the drawing boards. Contractors and construction firms have a constant need for qualified heavy-equipment operators, to help build all these highways and structures. Heavy-equipment operators and small earth-moving contractors also work in the utilities industry, including telephone, electric, gas, and water companies.

There is no more important occupation in the United States than the heavy equipment operator. Without these people, we would have very limited roads, dams, bridges, housing, flood control, and very little mining, land clearing, conservation, landscaping, reclamation, land filling, logging, or pipelines.

The National Training Inc. Heavy Now course will train you on four types of heavy equipment, qualifying you for a great job.

The opportunities in this field are excellent for properly trained individuals. Demand for qualified heavy-equipment operators shows strong, consistent growth. For qualified operators, this means job security, diverse employment opportunities, great benefits, retirement plans and steady compensation.

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TRAINING HOURS BREAKDOWN 4 WEEKS (TOTAL 208 HOURS)

Classroom Lessons and Descriptions

Orientation 2
Introduction to Earthmoving 3.5
Loaders 6
Backhoes 8
Dozers 8
Excavators 8
Heavy Equipment Safety 7.5
Grades, Part One 10
Site Work 14
Job Placement Assistance 4
Class Graduation and Exit Interview 1
Total Classroom Theory 72
HANDS ON EQUIPMENT PROJECTS AND EXCERCISES Equipment Projects will utilize bulldozers, loaders, backhoes, and excavators.
Loaders – Performance Tasks 18
Backhoes – Performance Tasks 34
Dozers – Performance Tasks 34
Excavators – Performance Tasks 34
Heavy Equipment Safety – Performance Tasks 2
Grades, Part One – Performance Tasks 6
Site Work – Performance Tasks 8
Total hands on equipment projects and exercises 136
TOTAL TRAINING HOURS 208

Complete details of this course are contained in our Heavy Now Catalog. You can view and download a PDF version of it by clicking here.

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