Heavy Equipment Operator
VR Career Simulation
It’s your first day on the job and your crew has been called in to excavate a collapsed storm drain so a replacement can be installed. As the Heavy Equipment Operator on site you’re going to need to spend your shift getting familiar with the controls and loading up two trucks with rubble before break time.
Maneuver an excavator through a construction site and try your hand at loading a dump truck. See how your skills align with what it may be like to work in this career.
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.
This particular career path is a solid one to pursue in this province. There 5,280 jobs currently in this province. With an estimated 540 more positions opening in the next three years. Now is a great time to start thinking about this as a career path. The average annual salary of this position is $72,700. Which is a great annual salary considering the education requirements are easy enough to achieve.
For more detailed information, please visit the official StatCan listing of this position.
7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
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