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5 Uses for a Backhoe

July 4th, 2015

One of the most versatile machines on any work site is the backhoe. If you look at it, it resembles a huge metal spider. But I’ve never met anyone who knew how to operate a backhoe who didn’t also enjoy operating one. Here are five ways you can use a backhoe to get the job done.

  1. Dig a Trench – Backhoes have a bucket on one end that is perfect for digging. You stick the teeth into the ground and dig up the dirt. You can maneuver your backhoe down a line to build a trench for piping.
  2. Uproot a Tree – If you’ve never seen anyone pull up a tree before with a backhoe, you’re missing a sweet treat for your eyes. It’s even more fun to be the one operating the backhoe.
  3. Grade a Road – There is a plow on the opposite end from the bucket. Just by pushing that plow along an even plane on a road, you can grade it, make it smooth, and put a smile on a lot of auto drivers’ faces.
  4. Push Dirt – Just about every worksite has a need for dirt to be pushed out of the way. After digging, the dirt usually piles up. Then you have to push it aside to carry on with the rest of the job. You can use your plow to push the dirt.
  5. Plow Snow – Backhoes are also good for plowing snow. Just take that plow and clear the roads.

What can you think of to do with a backhoe?

The Quality, Integrity, Pride Motto

June 30th, 2015

Heavy Equipment School is big on three things:

  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Pride

We find that our friends in the military respond well to these values, which we have turned into a useful motto. But it’s more than just a motto. It’s actually a way of life. It’s our way of viewing ourselves and the world around us.

Quality

Our commitment is to our students. We want to provide the highest quality professional training possible. Whether you want to learn how to operate a crane, learn every piece of heavy equipment available, or acquire a truck driver’s license, we strive to provide the highest quality training possible. To achieve that goal we hire the highest quality instructors and use the highest quality training materials and equipment.

Integrity

There is more to integrity than simply telling the truth. We at Associated Training Services strive to be honest in business and in our personal lives. We believe integrity involves keeping your actions consistent with your words. People will notice what you do more than what you say, and we want to be known for our high commitment to moral principles. Therefore, we maintain a high level of integrity.

Pride

Pride is taking ownership in your achievements. From the top executives to our newest instructors, we take pride in our work and in the training we provide our students. We know that every student that graduates from our school is a reflection of our values and training philosophy. We’ve got many years of affecting the trucking and heavy equipment industries positively by training people to be the best at what they do.

Learn more about Heavy Equipment School’s commitment to Quality, Integrity, and Pride.

Heavy Equipment Job Listings, June 27, 2015

June 27th, 2015

If there is one thing there isn’t in the heavy equipment world, it’s a shortage of jobs. In fact, baby boomers are retiring faster than young truck drivers can apply for jobs. You know what means? Driver shortage.

That’s just in truck driving. There are all sorts of heavy equipment jobs, as well. Here are a few to think about this week:

  • AMHERST, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • ASHLAND, WI. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators with CDL
  • BURNSVILLE, MN. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • BECKLEY, WV. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • CAMBRIDGE, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • REEDSBURG, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • BISMARK, ND. Hiring Mobile Crane Operators
  • ARLINGTON, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • BEAVER DAM, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • MADISON, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • ANNANDALE, MN. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • ASBURY PARK, NJ. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • SOUTHAMPTON, NJ. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • BEAVER DAM, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • CHARLOTTE, NC. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • MARSHFIELD, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • NEENAH, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • DE PERE, WI. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • DALLAS, TX. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators
  • IRVING, TX. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators with CDL
  • ANN ARBOR, MI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • ADAMS, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • GREENLAND, NH. Hiring Mobile Crane Operators
  • TOMAH, WI. Hiring CLASS-A CDL Truck Drivers
  • EAGLE RIVER, WI. Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators

In ODESSA, TX, Saulsbuy Industries recently hired ATS grad C.P. as a crane operator. If you thought heavy equipment training couldn’t lead to a job, think again. It’s happening every day.

Heavy Equipment Job Listings, June 20, 2015

June 20th, 2015

If you look hard enough, there are heavy equipment jobs all over the place. You just have to know where to look. For your convenience, we’re bringing you these job listings from Total Resources Network this week:

  • SAN ANTONIO, TX – Hiring Mobile Crane Operators.
  • DE FOREST, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers.
  • CORTLAND, NY- Hiring Mobile Crane Operators.
  • BATON ROUGE, LA – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators. Starting at $25 per hour.
  • GARNAVILLO, IA – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • CLEARWATER, MN – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • PRAIRIE DU CHEIN, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers.
  • MARSHFIELD, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers.
  • GREEN BAY, WI – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • MIDLAND, MI – Hiring Mobile Crane Operators and riggers.
  • NEW WINDSOR, NY – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers. $20+ per hour.
  • BLOOMINGTON, IN – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • DEPERE, WI – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • NEENAH, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers.
  • MADISON, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL Truck Drivers.
  • SALEM, OR – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • GROVE CITY, OH – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • CLARENCE CENTER, NY – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • MT CARMEL, IL – Hiring Mobile Crane Operators.
  • HORICON, WI – Hiring Mobile Crane Operators.
  • SARASOTA, FL – Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators.
  • SALIDA, CO – Hiring Mobile Crane Operators.

Whether you’re looking for a truck driving job, you want to work as a crane operator, or you seek a more broad employment category like heavy equipment operator, you have to go where the jobs are. Good luck in finding the perfect job for you. Your career is just getting starting.

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: June 13, 2015

June 13th, 2015

If you’re looking for a total resources job network, a place where you can meet employers, find trucking and heavy equipment jobs to apply for, and network with other professionals in your field, then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ve got some great job opportunities to share with you.

This Week’s Heavy Equipment Jobs

Check out these latest heavy equipment job listings:

  • SAUK CITY, WI - Hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • MADISON, WI – Hiring combination heavy equipment operators and Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • GREEN BAY, WI – Hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • SALEM, OR – Hiring combination heavy equipment operators and Class-A CDL truck drivers
  • PORTAGE, WI - Hiring heavy equipment operators

It looks like a lot of truck driver jobs this week. That’s a good thing. The Class-A truck driving profession is growing, primarily because baby boomers are retiring, but also because more employers are in need of truck drivers as they expand their business operations and continue to deliver consumer goods all across the nation.

If none of these jobs meet your requirements. There are plenty more. Check out the job listings at Total Resources Network.

Associated Trainins Services offers heavy equipment and truck driver training for those new to these professions. Receiving qualified training from instructors with years of experience will greatly improve your chances of getting the job you want. Learn how to operate a crane, bulldozer, scraper, loader, excavator, and off-road trucks. You can even train for the Class-A CDL for truck drivers as you prepare for the heavy equipment job of your dreams.

Learn to Operate a Bulldozer

June 10th, 2015

Bulldozer training is one of the most important things you can do for your career. If you want a long and successful career as a heavy equipment operator, then the bulldozer is one of the essential pieces of machinery to learn how to handle.

So what do you learn in bulldozer training?

10 Types of Equipment You’ll Learn to Operate

At Heavy Equipment School, we take training on all types of heavy equipment real seriously. That’s why we incorporate training for all of these pieces of machinery into the bulldozer training we offer:

  • Bulldozers (obviously)
  • Backhoes
  • Excavators
  • Front End Loaders
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Scrapers
  • Graders
  • All-Terrain Forklifts
  • Off-Road Haul Trucks

When you graduate our bulldozer training classes, you’ll be fully versed in how to operate each piece of equipment, and that includes the proper safety procedures for operations on the work site.

You’ll Also Learn the Basic Operations of Work Site Maintenance

Of course, there is a lot more to handling heavy equipment than simply maneuvering and safety. On the work site, you’ll need to understand a few other things in order to be effective in bulldozer operations. Our instructors will also teach you:

  • How to read grades
  • Identifying soil
  • Determining work site layout
  • Work site safety procedures
  • Heavy equipment maintenance
  • Laser levels

These skills will come in handy when and if you ever advance to management or take on a supervisory role on the work site (and we hope you do). With these skills, you’ll learn and grow to become a productive contributor to any heavy equipment work site.

Celebrating Crane Operators

June 6th, 2015

No new job leads this week. For last week’s leads, check out last Saturday’s job listings.

One thing you may notice about last week’s heavy equipment job listings is that there were a few crane operator openings around the nation. That’s a good thing. Crane operators make good things happen.

What Do Crane Operators Do?
On many work sites, crane operators are the heavy equipment specialists who move large objects and material from one location to another. They operate various types of cranes using levers, foot pedals, wheels, and other navigational instruments to get the job done.

They may also be responsible for making minor repairs to their equipment and routine maintenance. Usually, they are responsible for setting up and inspecting moving equipment before operation.

Crane operators may be called upon to operate a variety of types of heavy equipment in a variety of work environments. For instance, one day they may be in a warehouse moving pallets with fork lifts and conveyor belts. The next day they may be on a construction site moving lumber or dirt and rock. Telephone companies use cranes for lifting their workers into the air for tree trimming.

Who Hires Crane Operators?
A lot of different industries and types of companies hire crane operators. Here’s a sampling of the types of employers you may work for as a crane operator:

  • The military
  • Defense contractors
  • Construction companies
  • Mining operations
  • Trucking companies
  • Shipping industry
  • Fisheries
  • Oil & gas exploration companies
  • Logging operations
  • Utility companies

And that’s not all. There are a ton of different types of businesses and industries that employ crane operators. Heavy Equipment School celebrates the crane operator as an essential part of today’s workforce. Learn how you can become a certified crane operator right now.

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 30, 2015

May 30th, 2015

If you are looking for a job as a CDL truck driver, heavy equipment operator, mobile crane operator, or rigger — start here:

PLAINFIELD, NH — hiring CDL truck drivers

SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MI — hiring heavy equipment operators

BRYAN CIRCLE, TX — hiring heavy equipment operators

ROCKY POINT, NC — hiring heavy equipment operators

DEFOREST, WI — hiring heavy equipment operators

DULUTH, MN — hiring mobile crane operators

CHARLOTTE, SC — hiring mobile crane operators

BICKNELL, IN, — hiring CDL truck drivers

NEWPORT, NC — hiring heavy equipment operators and CDL truck drivers

BAYTOWN, TX — hiring mobile crane operators and riggers

PLOVER, WI — hiring CDL truck drivers

These are just a few of the many job leads that ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School is constantly adding to the Employment Assistance department database. This database is comprised of over 4,000 employers who have hired ATS grads over the decades and want reliable, well-trained people to fill open positions. The ATS database is one reason we can offer lifetime help to graduates who need to find another job, whether it is a new location or a different company.

The other reason ATS grads consistently find work is the job site, a total resource network for the skilled trades industries. Here, individuals can connect with other professionals or companies to mutual benefit. It’s a great resource, and it’s free for ATS graduates.

 

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 23, 2015

May 23rd, 2015

This week’s job listings are many and varied:

HERMANTOWN, MN — hiring dump truck drivers

MIDDLETON, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

SAN ANTONIO, TX — hiring mobile crane operators

BYRON, MN  – hiring  heavy equipment operators

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

EDISON, NJ — hiring riggers

VIOLA, WI — hiring  heavy equipment operators

SEYMOUR, IN  – hiring  heavy equipment operators

LACROSSE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

HOUSTON, TX — hiring mobile crane operators

CLARKSVILLE, TN — hiring mobile crane operators

ST MICHAEL, MN — hiring mobile crane operators

BAYTOWN, TX — hiring mobile crane operators and advanced riggers

JANESVILLE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

FORT WORTH, TX – hiring  heavy equipment operators

The ATS Employment Assistance department and job site have many more leads for those qualified through having the right training.

For instance, those job openings for “riggers” are not going to be available to someone who has decided it looks like fun to wear a hard hat — because the rigger is a very important person on a job site. Riggers need to be certified, and federal regulations require certification like that offered through the National Commission for the Cerrification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). ATS is one of the few places in the US that provides that kind of professional qualification.

 

 

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 16, 2015

May 16th, 2015

All three job categories — mobile crane operators, Class-A CDL truck drivers, and heavy equipment operators — are in the job listings this week. But within those categories are a lot more kinds of jobs than most people realize. When you are a professionally trained worker in the skilled trades industries you have many options because there are many industries that need what you do.

Because of this, ATS Employment Assistance can be confident when offering lifetime, nationwide career help. It’s also the reason ATS grads find so many possibilities through the Total Resources Network. These two are a powerful combination keeping ATS grads employed.

This week’s job listings are all over the map:

FORT DODGE, IA — hiring mobile crane operators

COTTAGE GROVE, WI  – hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

MILWAUKEE, WI — hiring heavy equipment operators

PORTAGE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

SPOONER, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

MAYNARD, MN — hiring mobile crane operators

HOUSTON, TX — hiring mobile crane operators

PERRYVILLE, MO  – hiring heavy equipment operators

LAKE WALES, FL  – hiring heavy equipment operators

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

NEILSVILLE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

MEDINA, OH — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

JANESVILLE, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

JARRELL, TX  – hiring heavy equipment operators

TAMPA, FL — hiring mobile crane operators

WAUSAU, WI  – hiring heavy equipment operators

Good Luck on your job search!

* 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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