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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

CHAROLOTTE, 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!

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 9, 2015

May 9th, 2015

Crane operators — qualified, certified, competent crane operators who are fully trained — are in big demand right now. But the only crane operators who are wanted are those who know what to do to keep everybody safe as the job progresses. It’s a dangerous job but one that accomplishes what no other type of equipment can.

This week’s listing has a lot of openings for crane operators, but that’s only one type of the many jobs out there:

BOONTON, NJ — hiring crane operators

APEX, NC — hiring crane operators

VALLEY, NY — hiring crane operators

WHITELAW, WI – hiring CDL truck drivers

HOUSTON, TX — hiring heavy equipment operators

LUFKIN, TX — hiring crane operators

DECORAH, IA — hiring crane operators

AMHERST, WI – hiring CDL truck drivers

NEENAH, WI — hiring CDL truck drivers

GREEN BAY, WI — hiring CDL truck drivers

BAYTOWN, TX — hiring crane operators

CHATTANOOGA, TN — hiring CDL truck drivers

GRETNA, NE — hiring owner-operator CDL truck drivers

SAN ANTONIO, TX – hiring crane operators

ALBANY, GA – hiring crane operators

If you don’t see any possibilities in this list, there are always more being added to the database at the ATS Employment Assistance department. This ever-expanding database of employers who want ATS grads to work for them is one of the reasons ATS offers lifetime employment assistance.

Another benefit that ATS grads enjoy is free access to Total Resources Network, the best networking site in the skilled trades industries.

 

Dress For The Job You Do

May 5th, 2015

Have you ever seen a professional heavy equipment operator wearing flip-flops while on the job? Probably not, because that shoe selection would be a huge safety violation. There’s a good reason professionals wear the protective gear you see when driving past a work site, and it’s because workers are safer when appropriately dressed for the job they actually do.

Personal Protective Gear for Heavy Equipment Operators

Those flip-flops are unsafe because they don’t protect the feet. A work site that has heavy equipment is a work site that requires good work boots, usually with steel toes. These boots, along with good socks, are designed to stay on your feet and keep your mind on the job instead of your toes. Other ways to protect your body might vary depending on the type of industry:

  • clothing that will keep you from getting caught in moving machinery parts
  • gloves that keep your hands from slipping and also protect
  • safety glasses that keep dust and other junk out of your eyes
  • ear plugs or ear muffs that keep you from going deaf
  • respirators or masks that keep silica or other junk out of your lungs
  • hard hats that keep your skull from getting cracked
  • reflective safety vests that keep you visible
  • sunscreen that keeps you from getting skin cancer
  • a water bottle that keeps you hydrated

All this protective gear has horror stories behind it — stories of real heavy equipment operators who were injured or killed because they did not have that one thing to protect them. These sad stories are why ATS instructors are required to have National Credentials with NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research). This non-profit educational foundation has a mission — to foster a productive, safe, and sustainable workforce. Certifications like NCCER verify that the information being taught has research behind the rules. That protective gear might seem like a hassle, but it keeps you dressed for the job you actually do.

 

Heavy Equipment Job Listings: May 2, 2015

May 2nd, 2015

It may look like there’s only a few jobs out there, but the truth is far different.

This week’s job listings are few:

MARSHFIELD, WI — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers

HOUSTON, TX — hiring Class-A CDL truck drivers and mobile crane operators

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

Does that mean everybody has found all the skilled workers they need? Nope.

Sometimes companies are busy going through all the applications for previous listings and don’t post new ones until they know what they need. So what does the eager job-hunter do?

Job Seeking Tactics That Work When There Aren’t Many Jobs Listed

  • Make sure your resume is updated and reflects your professionalism. Resume writing is one of the “soft skills” taught at ATS because a poor resume often takes you out of consideration for the job.
  • Contact your training provider and ask for contact information for likely companies. The ATS Employment Assistance department has a huge database of interested employers available to graduates.
  • Submit applications and your resume to likely companies and ask that they keep you in mind. Having your information on file is a good way to get a phone call when that job does open up.
  • Network with other professionals in your field. ATS graduates have free access to one of the best networking sites for the skilled trades industries — Total Resources Network.
  • Don’t automatically reject temporary or volunteer gigs. These often will be what gets you a job offer, but look at it carefully to make sure it fits your goals.
  • Don’t give up! If you don’t  qualify for it, you might have to get more training to get the job you really want.

What Do Heavy Equipment Operators Do?

April 29th, 2015

There’s a lot of big machinery out there, and that means a heavy equipment operator is making it work. Heavy equipment is a category of machinery that is designed to do big jobs that involve moving things that are too big or bulky to move any other way. The types of heavy equipment ATS trains students on include:

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

Each machine is a little bit different because it is designed to do specific jobs. But heavy equipment operators don’t just learn to operate a variety of equipment because sitting in the driver’s seat is only one part of the job description. Operators are trained to know how to properly inspect their equipment for safety and maintenance purposes. They learn how to monitor materials, events, and environment so the changes in the job site are adapted to and everyone stays safe. The job of a heavy equipment operator changes the world around them, so the operator needs to understand what to do in a changing environment.

Operators Do More Than Drive

Heavy equipment operators also understand their machine and the regulations it falls under. There are lots of laws covering the skilled trades industries because this is a dangerous career — not just anybody can operate this machinery safely. Employers look for well-trained heavy equipment operators because it is cheaper in the long run even though the wage guidelines are good in this career. It’s cheaper for the employer because the job gets done professionally and safely.

Heavy equipment operators do an important job that cannot safely be done by an untrained person.

 

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.

 

 

 

* 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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