Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7521  ·  Browse All Occupations

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work. They are employed by construction companies, heavy equipment contractors, public works departments and pipeline, logging, cargo-handling and other companies.

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9 Active Job Posts for Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

These companies are looking for heavy equipment operators (except crane) right now:

Equipment Operator Virtual Hiring Event at Express ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Hiring Event for FULL TIME Machine Operators, DZ Drivers, Construction Workers, Farm Workers & Landscapers! Event Details Date: Thursday, August

Experienced Bobcat Driver Needed at Kijiji Jobs ⋅ July 30, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Experienced Bobcat Driver Needed for 4 – 5 days $25./hrEast Riverside area, N8P 1R7

Labourer/ Driver at Kijiji Jobs ⋅ July 22, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Looking for labourer with or without A-Z licence must be able to do physical work with some construction back ground,

construction equipment operator at L V Giorgi construction Inc. ⋅ July 20, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Job requirements Languages English Education No degree, certificate or diploma Experience 3 years to less than 5 years

Army Reserve Mobile Support Equipment Operator at Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve ⋅ July 10, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ In order to apply for this position, you MUST meet three basic criteria: * You MUST have 15 high school

Equipment Operator at Town of Lakeshore ⋅ July 4, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Description Purpose of Position:Reporting to the Supervisor of Public Works and under the general direction of the Manager of Public

Heavy Equipment Operator at Walker Aggregates ⋅ June 12, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ If you have experience operating heavy equipment, working in a unionized environment and want to work for a great company,

Mobile Support Equipment Operator at Windsor, Corporation of the City of ⋅ January 7, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ MOBILE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Mobile Support Equipment Operators operate military vehicles ranging in size from standard automobiles to snow removal

Heavy Equipment Operator at Canadian Union of Skilled Workers ⋅ February 21, 2019 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Contract We are currently looking for a Equipment Operator (Mini Excavator Operators) in Windsor Ontario. Start Date is ASAP. This

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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for heavy equipment operators (except crane).

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for heavy equipment operators (except crane).

Sex Median Income
Male $63,541
Female $63,652
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (15 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for heavy equipment operators (except crane).

$24,960.00
Lowest Observed
$74,100.00
Highest Observed
$48,750.00
25th Percentile
$53,060.53
Average
$58,500.00
Median
$62,400.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for heavy equipment operators (except crane)

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 30
25 to 34 years 75
35 to 44 years 105
45 to 54 years 120
55 to 64 years 70
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 415
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 15
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 30
Utilities 0
Construction 265
Manufacturing 10
Wholesale trade 15
Retail trade 10
Transportation and warehousing 10
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 30
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 10
Public administration 20
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 245
Part Time 190
Total 435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 425
Female 0
Total 435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 385
Self Employed 30
Total 415
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 380
Unemployed 35
Total 415
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for heavy equipment operators (except crane). Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 125
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 185
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 70
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 50
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 0
Total 435
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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9 Local Employers That Hire Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

The following companies in this region have hired Heavy equipment operators (except crane) in the past year:

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