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Heavy Equipment Job Listings: April 25, 2015

April 25th, 2015

This week’s job listings show the proliferation of work sites opening up all over the country. This is a busy season for heavy equipment operators and it will stay that way throughout the summer. Every day, the Employment Assistance department at ATS is helping graduates find jobs because employers contact us looking for trained workers. That growing database of employment opportunities is one reason ATS can confidently offer a promise of lifetime employment assistance.

Another benefit that ATS graduates enjoy is the employment assistance website where all the resources you need to network in the skilled trades industries is accessible for free. This site truly is a total networking resource.

Here are the job listings for April 25, 2015:

STOCKTON, IL — hiring heavy equipment operators

LEXINGTON, KY – hiring heavy equipment operators

GLENDALE, AZ — hiring heavy equipment operators

REEDSBURG, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

OMAHA, NE — hiring heavy equipment and crane operators

MILWAUKEE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

BROKEN ARROW, OK — hiring heavy equipment operators

NEENAH, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

HOT SPRINGS, AR — hiring heavy equipment operators

MAZOMANIE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

BEAVER DAM, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

OLIVEBURG, PA — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

DE PERE, WI – hiring heavy equipment operators

MADISON, WI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

BURNSVILLE, WI — hiring heavy equipment operators

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: April 18, 2015

April 18th, 2015

This week, there’s a little of everything. From openings for heavy equipment or mobile crane operators to companies looking for Class-A CDL truck drivers, employers want qualified people who can do the job safely and professionally. These are jobs that can cause damage to property and people if the operator is not qualified, so the level of training and the source of that training is something that is carefully examined.

The best training schools have a reputation for excellence that employers seek. That’s why the ATS Employment Assistance department keeps adding to the database of companies who want ATS graduates to apply — and it’s why ATS can say that graduates have lifetime employment help.

Another perk of being an ATS graduate is free access to the Total Resources Network, a site for professionals in the skilled trades to connect. Graduates of ATS have learned how to use this job site to its full potential and find it very useful as they develop their careers.

This week’s job listings:

THREE RIVERS, MI — hiring heavy equipment operators

BROWNSVILLE, WI – hiring heavy equipment operators

DULUTH, MN – hiring mobile crane operators

BISMARCK, ND – hiring mobile crane operators

HARTFORD, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

RHINELANDER, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

NEILSVILLE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

OSWEGO, NY – hiring mobile crane operators

PERRYVILLE, MO – hiring mobile crane operators

APEX, NC – hiring mobile crane operators



20 Years of NCCCO: The Unsurprising Result

April 14th, 2015

Two decades ago, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) was not thought to be such good news. This quote from their recent press release shows that the start was a bit rocky:

“Initial response to what at that time was the new and often misunderstood process of certification was mixed,” recalls Kerry Hulse, who played a leading role insteering the certification process from its infancy and currently serves the NCCCO Board of Directors as Vice President. “But as we sit here today and reflect on the progress that has been made over the years, I can certainly say it has been a remarkable journey—even one that has far exceeded the expectations of those who contributed their time and expertise to this effort for years even prior to the formation of NCCCO.”

But now, after twenty years, the proof of the benefit that nationally recognized certification provides is in the 80% decline in crane-related fatalities where such certification is in place. That’s pretty impressive. Crane operators do a dangerous job and there isn’t room for much error. The consequences of unprofessional standards with heavy equipment are severe because the machine & gravity always are stronger than a human body in an accident.

Mobile Crane Operators Are Safer With NCCCO

ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School is proud to offer certified crane operator programs that give the education and practical skills needed to obtain NCCCO certification. Thousands of ATS grads are included in last year’s NCCCO milestone of 100,000 persons being rewarded with their CCO certification card. The professional training you get when you go through a nationally certified program pays off in years of working safely. Accidents do happen in cranes, but being NCCCO certified means that fewer of them happen.




Heavy Equipment Job Listings: April 11, 2015

April 11th, 2015

This week, there are more job listings for mobile crane operators than anything else. Mobile crane operators are in high demand because they move the heavy, awkward stuff from one part of the job site to another by lifting it and swinging it to where it needs to go, sometimes high above the site to a roof. If you have ever tried carrying heavy buckets and lifting them above your head without spilling one, you’ll see why it takes skill.

It also usually will take having a certification that is nationally recognized because insurance companies want to know you are qualified to do this dangerous job. People get hurt and property is damaged when a mobile crane operator is incompetent. That’s why so many companies will let the Employment Assistance department at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School know they have an opening.

ATS graduates also have free access to the job site, where they can post their qualifications and search the potential on their own.

Here are this week’s job listings:

SONATOBIA, MS — hiring mobile crane operators

HOLLAND, MI, — hiring heavy equipment operators

WAUSAU, WI — hiring heavy equipment operators

JANESVILLE, WI — hiring local Class-A CDL truck drivers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — hiring mobile crane operators

LA CROSSE, WI — hiring mobile crane operators


Heavy Equipment Job Listings: April 4, 2015

April 4th, 2015

Spring is here, and that means some jobs are gone. You aren’t going to need many snow removal experts in most of the country, and ground that is no longer frozen is no longer safe for logging equipment because the mud is dangerous. But other jobs are available, and more on the way.

Here are a few of the possibilities:

SPRINGFIELD, MO — hiring heavy equipment operators

DE FOREST, WI — hiring heavy equipment operators

BURNSVILLE, MN — hiring mobile crane operators

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

GWINN, MI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

PLEASANT HILL, NC – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

CLARE, MI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

NEW BERN, NC – hiring mobile crane operators

COLUMBUS, OH – hiring heavy equipment operators

ROME, OH — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

MILWAUKEE, WI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

SUN PRAIRIE, WI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

TEHACHAPI, CA – hiring heavy equipment operators and CDL truck drivers

DES MOINES, IA – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

Any one of these jobs is a potential career for a graduate of ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School because you will have both the training and the certification that employers want. You’ll also have two lifetime benefits:


Green Construction Jobs Are Good For Our Future

March 31st, 2015

Do you know what a “green job” is? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Green Job Initiative is growing quickly and these jobs are popping up all over the place.

Green jobs are either:

  1. Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
  1. Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.

Being Trained To Do Green Jobs Is Good For YOUR Future

For heavy equipment operators, being able to say you know how to work in an environmentally friendly fashion means you are highly qualified and hireable. As the environment and natural resources become prioritized, so will green construction jobs. That’s why ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School offers green jobs and training. You’ll get the training that qualifies you for the green job initiative and you’ll get the help to find the green jobs where you are located.

These green jobs won’t just be the occasional homeowner wanting to keep the big trees alive while they build their house. It certainly includes individuals, but the Green Job Initiative means that these jobs will be in the commercial construction industry. That’s government projects, infrastructure, and more. It’s big money and it’s going to take heavy equipment operators who are able to do the job the way it needs to be done today, instead of the way it used to be done.

This change in the way heavy equipment is used is slow. You are still going to find jobs where it’s old school. But since there is a growing demand for jobs where it’s ecologically sensitive and new school, ATS provides an awareness of both and competency across the board. You will have a heavy equipment career in the future if you’ve been trained at ATS.

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: March 28, 2015

March 28th, 2015

This week’s job listings are mostly for Class-A CDL truck drivers and mobile crane operators. Both of these positions are not something the average person off the street can do. Class-A CDL truck drivers have passed written exams and driving tests in order to get the Class-A Commercial Drivers License. In the same way, mobile crane operators have gone through strict training and testing to be certified by national standards. The NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) consists of both written and practical exams and you can get that training and test for the NCCCO in the Certified Crane Operator Programs at ATS.

This week you have job openings in all these locations:

HORICON, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

MADISON, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

GREEN BAY, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

LACROSSE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

CAMPBELLSPORT, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

BATON ROUGE, LA — hiring mobile crane operators

DECATUR, AL — hiring mobile crane operators

AMHERST, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

JACKSONVILLE, FL — hiring mobile crane operators

CHERRI, IL — hiring mobile crane operators

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — hiring mobile crane operators

MAPLE GROVE, MN — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers and heavy equipment operators

FRANKFORT, IL — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

Employment Assistance is a lifetime benefit of being trained at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School. You’ll get the training you need and the leads to find the job you need, too.

Ditches Are Dangerous For The Untrained Excavator

March 25th, 2015

Trenching, or digging a ditch, may look like it is a simple process that anyone with a shovel or a rented backhoe can do. But that mistake causes many accidents and even deaths every year. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), “the fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction.”

Here are the four top causes of injury, according to OSHA’s Trenching & Excavation eTool:

  1. no protective system
  2. failure to inspect trench and protective systems
  3. unsafe spoil-pile placement
  4. unsafe access/egress

The eTool has simple guides for avoiding each of these, but reading some information is not the same thing as being trained by qualified instructors. These teachers have the credentials that result in certifications future employers and insurance companies respect.

Why Training Is Better Than Teaching Yourself

Excavators do a dangerous job. When the consequences of making a mistake are things like injury or death, it’s better to begin the learning process in a classroom with expert teachers who can give you the benefit of their experience. You can learn about the types of mistakes that can be made and what will happen. Then, after the “head” knowledge is there, the “seat-of-the-pants” knowledge can be added in an environment designed to keep mistakes from being deadly.

Everyone makes mistakes when learning how to do something. That’s why some teachers say that F-A-I-L stands for “First Attempt In Learning”. Teaching yourself certain skills is a very good idea, and reading up on OSHA guides to a career you are interested in is a good idea, too. But if you are interested in operating heavy equipment, particularly those that are used in excavating, the best thing you can do is invest in credentialed training like that offered at ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School.



Heavy Equipment Job Listings: March 21, 2015

March 21st, 2015

How’s the weather where you are? This season is full of extremes as part of the country gets sudden snowstorms on the first day of Spring. But you know that it will change to warm sunny days ahead, and that’s why all these jobs are open:

  • ALABAMA, GEORGIA, OHIO — hiring heavy equipment operators
  • WAUNAKEE, WI – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers and heavy equipment operators
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI — hiring mobile crane operators
  • GREEN BAY, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • SAUK RAPIDS, MN — hiring LOCAL Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • FRANCESVILLE, IN — hiring heavy equipment operators and laborers
  • NEW YORK, NY – hiring heavy equipment operators for oversea operations
  • PHOENIX, AZ — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

Did you notice there are some new positions we haven’t mentioned on Heavy Equipment Job Listings lately? Whole states are looking for heavy equipment operators, and there is a potential for working overseas. There are also local truck driving jobs and even openings for laborers. Options like these are some of the reasons becoming a professional with accredited training is good for your career.

Getting your training at ATS Heavy Equpment Operator Training School means you have two sure paths to employment:

Heavy Equipment Operators Who Drive Trucks Make More

March 17th, 2015

Much of the heavy equipment out there is transported on the back of a flatbed truck — and if the operator of the heavy equipment is able to load the machinery, drive it where it needs to go, and unload it to do the job, then that operator/driver is worth a lot more to an employer.

ATS Offers Short-term Truck Driver Training

The Class-A CDL Truck Driving Program can be added to the heavy equipment operator training program a student is taking without disrupting the schedule by more than a month. That means in addition to getting trained to operate heavy equipment safely, you also can be trained to transport that equipment safely. There are strict guidelines to the transport of big machinery because it has to be securely strapped down to the trailer before taking it on the road. If it’s just sitting on the flatbed, it’s dangerous.

Because of that danger there are regulations concerning securing cargo, including heavy equipment. Not just anybody can do it because not everyone knows how to stabilize and secure the load so it won’t shift when the truck goes around curves, for instance. And driving that truck is something not everyone can do safely. The Class-A CDL Truck Driving Program teaches all the procedures. It also allows students to ask questions and understand why those procedures are a good idea.

Insurance companies often require that the operators and drivers meet high standards of training or companies pay a penalty. That is one reason the boss likes ATS training. But having an employee who can both operate and transport the equipment has another benefit to the company: There doesn’t have to be an additional hire to drive the truck from one site to another. That’s a big reason for the higher wages you can get when you add the Class-A CDL Truck Driving Program to your heavy equipment classes.

* Associated Training Services fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.

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