HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS APPRENTICESHIP
REGISTRATION FOR H.E.O. APPRENTICESHIP IS CLOSED
Please provide minimum qualifications (#1 and #2) and supporting documents (#3) before the end of the application period you intend to apply.
Application will be rejected if the required documents are not submitted.
- Provide proof of at least 18 years of age.
- Provide proof of high school graduation or GED equivalency.
- or: Completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher that is recognized by the Department of Education.
- or: Test scores within 12 months on Alex, COMPASS or Accuplacer with placement at or above Math 20 or higher, Reading 115 or higher & Writing 101 or higher; or completion of the equivalent ABE course.
- Submit documentation for points for ranking placement:
- Points are awarded for: valid driver’s license, CDL, military, education, certifications, work experience documented on company letterhead, and interview score.
- View entire point system and FAQ here: HEO Point System
Everyone with a completed application and supporting documentation is invited to interview.
IF SELECTED: Applicant will need to attend 1/2 day of orientation and 5 days of jumpstart (unpaid training).
Heavy Equipment Operators control construction equipment such as heavy-duty trucks, cranes, bulldozers, pavers, rollers, trench excavators and many other kinds of equipment used in constructing buildings, dams, airports and highways.
LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP
Classroom Hours: A minimum of 160 hours per year for 4 years
On-the-Job Training: 8,000 hours (approx. 4 years)
The work is outdoors and varied, depending on the weather. Bad weather can shut down jobs and generally, the machinery is not operated in heavy snow or rain. Apprentices are sometimes required to commute long distances or to relocate for a few weeks or months to obtain employment. Apprentices must be flexible and adaptable to different environments, job sites and requirements.
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent.
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