Thompson Rivers University

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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician: Apprenticeship

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Degree:Not Applicable; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician


Opportunities are unlimited for the Heavy Duty Mechanic who has acquired journeyman status. Personal benefits as well as monetary rewards make this trade a lucrative vocation. In addition, trained people are always in great demand.

A Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a tradesperson who possesses the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, operate and test the mobile, heavy duty machinery used in the construction, forestry, mining, petrochemical, material handling, landscaping, land clearing, transportation, road building and farming sectors. Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians work in the full range of environmental conditions; from comfortable shops to remote sites where inclement weather can be a factor. Shift work is common. Good physical condition is important because the work often requires considerable standing, bending, crawling, lifting, climbing, pulling and reaching.
Modified on December 02, 2021