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spacer spacer spacer Heavy Equipment Operator - Qualification Tests and Skills Tests

Employees may "test-out" of heavy equipment courses by taking qualifying exams. These exams are "hand-on" and require approximately two hours to take. To see the  lists of the skills to be tested, click on the course titles below. There is no charge to employees for taking the exams. Employees desiring to take the qualifying exams should request them through their supervisors who will coordinate with district training coordinators. District training coordinators will then coordinate with TQD to schedule the qualifying exams. The exams will be offered at district locations depending on demand and budget constraints. The following courses presently have qualifying exams:

Asphalt Distributor Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One Asphalt Distributor (empty of asphalt, similar to what the candidate works with daily.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Asphalt Distributor Training.
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Backhoe Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Backhoe Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Bucket Truck: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: As a minimum, one boom truck will be needed.
  • Training Area: The class needs both a classroom and an outside area where the equipment can be operated.  

Bucket Truck and Digger Derrick Operations: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: As a minimum, one boom truck and one digger derrick truck will be needed.
  • Training Area: The class needs both a classroom and an outside area where the equipment can be operated.  

Dozer Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Dozer Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Dragline Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Dragline Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Gradall Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on and a dump truck.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Gradall Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Loader Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on and a dump truck.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Loader Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Maintainer Operator--Basic: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Basic Maintainer Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Maintainer Operator--Intermediate: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Intermediate Maintainer Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Maintainer Operator--Advanced: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Advance Maintainer Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Roller Operator, Metal Flat Wheel: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Roller Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Roller Operator, Pneumatic: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Roller Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Skid Steer: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Skid Steer Training.
  • The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

Sweeper Operator: Qualification Test and Skills Test

  • Equipment Required: One piece of equipment the candidate will be tested on.
  • Training Area: Same type area as for Sweeper Training. (HOST WILL CALL BEFORE WE DIG).

The instructor will determine if the test can be completed based on any deviation from equipment requirements or candidates capabilities.

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