Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

So, you think you might want to be a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician?

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Job Description

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, and test mobile heavy duty equipment used in transportation, construction, forestry, manufacturing, farming, marine, mining and similar activities. This includes graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts and wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types.

If you want to be an Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, you could choose to work in the Construction Sector and be employed by companies that own and operate heavy equipment that service that sector specifically in areas such as landscaping and land clearing.

Alternately, Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians are employed in the Resource Sector by companies that service the forestry, mining, marine and oil & gas industries. These companies include heavy equipment dealerships, rental and service companies, forestry companies, mining companies, ski hills and government departments.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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Industry Training Authority (ITA)
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For more information on how much Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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