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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.
backhoe operator, bulldozer operator, excavator operator, gradall operator, grader operator, heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment operator apprentice, loader operator – construction, side boom tractor operator, surface mining equipment operator.
- Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities
- Operate bulldozers or other heavy equipment to clear brush and stumps prior to logging activities and to build roads at logging and surface mining sites
- Operate heavy equipment with pile driver head to drive piling into earth to provide support for buildings, bridges or other structures
- Operate heavy dredging equipment to deepen waterways or reclaim earth fill
- Operate heavy paving and surfacing equipment to lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during highway and road construction
- Operate power shovels to excavate rock, ore or other materials from open-pit mines, strip mines, quarries or construction pits
- Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo
- Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Kingston - Pembroke Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||2012-04-19|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||<Not assigned>||2012-04-19|
|London Region||<Not assigned>||2012-04-19|
|Ottawa Region||<Not assigned>||2012-04-19|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||2012-04-19|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||<Not assigned>||2012-04-19|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Mining Sector Hiring Forecast
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) forecasts that the mining sector will need to hire a total of 575 Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) in Ontario from 2011 to 2021.
The following table shows MiHR's forecast for the total number of jobs that will need to be filled from 2011 to the given year.
|Cumulative Hiring Forecast (base year 2011)||2013||2016||2021|
Occupation: Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane)
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Miller Paving Limited is reconstructing 34 kilometres of Highway 65 near New Liskeard this spring, creating 96 jobs
- Dalcon Enterprises has been awarded a contract to make improvements to infrastructure on Highway 11 near Beardmore, creating about 40 jobs this spring
- Cruickshank Construction Limited will create 29 jobs for improvements to the Amable du Fond River Bridge on Highway 630 near Mattawa
- A ground breaking ceremony for the $100M South Kent Wind Project, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent was held on May 1st
- AON Inc. will build a four-storey, 65-unit seniors apartment building on Cherryhill Road in Peterborough
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The Wingham and District Hospital will receive provincial government funding for renovations and new construction. Work will start by spring 2014.
- Construction of $2.2M science labs at Dresden high school to commence late spring
- Construction of a 32,000 sq.-ft. building at new Leamington industrial park has started
- Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Wellington received $5.5M from the provincial government to continue work on the design of the new hospital
- Chesley District High School will undergo a $2.1M renovation to convert it to a JK-12 school which will be ready in September 2014. Kinghurst Community School will close in June 2014 and its students transferred to Chesley.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Graham Construction of Mississauga was awarded a design-build contract for the new Canadian Forces Military Police Academy building at Canadian Forces Base Borden. The $54M project expects to create 173 jobs and to be completed in 2015.
- Bonnechere Excavating Limited was awarded an $8.4M contract to repair Highway 535 near Noelville creating approximately 80 jobs this spring
- Construction started on the $57M multi-use recreational facility in the town of Lakeshore, near Windsor
- Construction started on the new Town of Lincoln Community Complex. The $17.5M facility will include an arena, library and community rooms.
- Kenalex Development Inc. will start installing water and sewer services for the construction of a 71-lot subdivision in North Bay
- Construction started on a $3.1M roundabout project in Cambridge, which is expected to take three months to complete
- Province invests more than $666,000 in the mining supply and services sector
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Construction will start on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit tunnel in Toronto in May. The transit line will be 19km long and is expected to be in service by 2020.
- Facca Incorporated was awarded a $4.4M contract to replace the Bug River Bridge on Highway 105 near Red Lake. Construction, which is expected to begin in the spring, will create approximately 40 jobs.
- Canadian National Railways will convert an existing warehouse in Brampton to an office building. The project is expected to cost $8.3M and the new facility will accommodate up to 300 staff.
- Do-All Construction of Petawawa has been awarded an $872,000 contract to perform phase 2 of the construction work on Herman street in Petawawa
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