Heavy equipment operator

Heavy equipment operator

Särevere campus
Additional information / commencing the studies: Ivar Kohjus, ivar[dot]kohjus[at]jkhk[dot]ee, phone: +372 525 5265
Type of programme: Level 3 vocational training (EstQF, level 3)
Curriculum group: Operating vehicles
Programme format: Full-time school-based study / workplace training
Programme requirements: None
Duration of programme: 6 months
Start of programme: 10 September 2018

Skills and knowledge you will acquire:

  • Work and environmental safety
  • Safe operating methods of heavy equipment
  • Construction and operation of heavy equipment
  • Maintenance of heavy equipment
  • Basics of geodesy

During your studies, you can acquire the following driving licenses:
Category T

Road grader, bulldozer, shovel loader, excavator and road roller operator

Programme concludes with a final examination.

Workplace training:

  • In case of full-time studies, 208 hours.

Opportunities on the job market:

  • Road roller operator
  • Bulldozer operator
  • Excavator operator
  • Grader operator
  • Loader operator

Heavy equipment operators can work in a mine, quarry, power company, construction company, etc.
A heavy equipment operator knows the construction, purpose, and principles of operating a piece of equipment, as well as safe processing techniques of treated materials.
Heavy equipment operator works in hazardous conditions and this requires familiarity with safe operating and maintenance methods, identifying hazards related to work, and taking action accordingly. When working outdoors, they need to take into account the effect of weather on the work area and treated material.
Completing a task requires responsibility, diligence, accuracy and readiness to work in a team.

The programme takes place at Särevere campus pursuant to the operational programme for heavy equipment operator.