Public Works Equipment Operators

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What do Public Works Equipment Operators do?

Public works maintenance equipment operators operate garbage trucks, street-cleaning equipment, snowploughs, sewer maintenance equipment, sanding/oiling trucks, and other maintenance equipment.

How to become: Public Works Equipment Operators

In general, you usually need some high school education.

To be a public works maintenance equipment operator, you usually need experience as a public works labourer. You usually get on-the-job training and may require a driver's licence appropriate to the equipment you are driving.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Many recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 5 has a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

To be a heavy equipment operator, you need a one-to two-year apprenticeship or some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment operating combined with on-the-job training.

Heavy equipment operators require trade certification in Quebec. It is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and the Northwest Territories. You may require company certification at your place of employment.

Where to study for a career as: Public Works Equipment Operators

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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Fleming College
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician Diploma; Co-op
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Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Public Works Equipment Operators make?

Low:
$37,440
Average:
$52,000
High:
$68,640

Job openings for Public Works Equipment Operators

Job Seekers:
8,800
Job Openings:
10,600