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Construction Equipment Operator

The 'Construction Equipment Operator' commonly operates heavy equipment and machinery that are found in today's construction industry. An example of the types' equipment operated includes, but is not limited to, bulldozers, track type and rubber tired backhoes, rubber tire loaders, motor graders, scrapers, rollers, forklifts, GPS and laser controlled equipment and the operation of automatic machine control.

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 Hoisting Engineer

The 'Hoisting Engineer' commonly operates the various large types of cranes that are found in today's construction industry. An example of the type of training that a 'Hoisting Engineer' receives includes, but is not limited to, rigging the load, signaling the load, pre-operational checks, operating the crane, inspecting the crane, maintaining the crane and repairing the crane.


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Grade Tech


GPS/Grade Checking Course 

Grage CheckingThe GPS/ Grade checking Program is vital to all those who work on heavy highway and site development construction projects. The course was specifically designed to introduce the Understanding of Grade Stakes, the Principles and the Responsibilities of the Grade Checker.

The course also introduces the latest in innovative and advanced grade technology such  as GPS, Lasers, Laser masts, Automatic Machine Control, Sonar Tracers, Lenker Rods,, Laser receivers, data Collectors and Earthwork Estimating Systems.

The history of Grade Checking from past to present is reviewed along with the basic principles of  Grade Checking.  

Safety and
Mental Conditioning
Basic Definitions of
Grade and Elevation
The Grade Checker Basic Surveying Technology
Grade-Checking Tools The Engineers Scale
The Hand Level Checking Hand Level For Accuracy
Basic Stake Marking Vertical Measurement
The Hikeup Elevations
Horizontal Measurement Introduction To the Use Of Staking
Bench Marks Stations
Dimensional Control Plan Flagging Ribbon
Grade Defined Slope Staking
Formulas to Use with
Percentages and Slope Ratios
Views-Cross Section,
Plan and Profile
Building a Fill Slope Grading a Cut Slope
Laying Out Right Angles Survey Productivity
Catch Points Contours
Clearing and
Slope Stakes and Reference Points- Single and Double Line
Developing the Ability to
Interpret Information
Transferring Grade Stakes
Planning Excavation for an Underground Structure Setting Up a Stringline
Superelevation Compaction
Tangents and Horizontal Curves Profiles and Vertical Curves
Use of Swedes Standard Plans
Benches the Use of Grading Standard Hand Signals Computation for Tonnage of Aggregate or Base Materials
Symbols Used on Job Plans Standard Abbreviations
Slope Equivalent Table Glossary of Terms
Construction Staking Standards Automatic Machine Control

 Heavy Duty Repair / Mechanic

A 'Heavy Duty Mechanic Repair Person' commonly performs maintenance and repair on various kinds and pieces of heavy equipment. An example includes, but is not limited to, greasing and oiling, minor adjustments, repair of engine braking systems and trouble shooting, standard transmissions, instrument panels and automatic machine control applications and installations, as well as calibrations.


Jan 17, 2011

Jan 17, 2011

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