The average wage for an Entry-Level Heavy Equipment Operator is C$22.41 per hour.

C$35,389 - C$101,053
C$35K
C$51K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$51,128
10%
50%
90%
C$16.34 - C$33.54
C$16
C$23
C$34
MEDIAN: C$22.87
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$101K
Salary C$35,389 - C$101,053
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,000
Profit Sharing C$3,000
Commission C$31,800
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$34,810 - C$84,336
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data C$0C$48
Hourly Rate C$16.34 - C$33.54
Hourly Tips C$1.67
Overtime C$25.01 - C$48.10
Annual Data C$0C$84K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$9,000
Commission C$31,800
Profit Sharing C$3,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
C$34,810 - C$84,336
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 588

Job Description for Heavy Equipment Operator

A heavy equipment operator is a construction worker who is specifically tasked with the safe and efficient operations of heavy machinery, such as loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, and graders. The heavy equipment operator ensures that the machinery he or she is about to use is in good working order, and then follows all relevant procedures and protocols while using it. The operator may be asked to provide input into the way some equipment is used on a site, and is required to report any noticed anomalies in operation to a construction manager or equipment repair foreperson. The operator also typically assists with any loading or unloading of the equipment from flatbed trucks or trains.

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Heavy Equipment Operator Tasks

  • Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Store heavy equipment safely and securely.
  • Maintain a clean and presentable workplace.
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks.

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Listings

Heavy Equipment Operator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Heavy Equipment Operator in Prince Albert:
"How other workers respond to working around operators."
Always check over equipment and do preinspection before operating and check out work area for any obstructions or hazards.

Heavy Equipment Operator in Toronto-York:
Learn to read your locates and assess your site. You should only trust yourself for an accurate assessment, don't take your Foreman or supervisor's word for it. The safety of the guys on the ground is paramount to anything else. Be aware of your surroundings, always do a circle check if your machine has been sitting a while as you never know what's been placed around you ( people or tools) Keep your equipment clean and greased. This not only keeps the boss happy, but it's your personal office, treat it as such. Always check the operation of all controls before using the machine in close proximity to people, or for the purpose of lifting. It's always best to discover any issues before there is a danger to yourself or others. Be smooth, accurate, and confident. Nobody wants to work around a neurotic operator. If your new to operating, hone your accuracy before your speed. You won't impress anyone if your quick but sloppy. Pre-plan your job. You'll save a lot of work!

Heavy Equipment Operator in Estevan:
"That it is a self tought position."
Ask alot of questions about employers expectations.

Key Stats for Heavy Equipment Operator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 33%