If you are looking for a heavy equipment career that is always busy, there’s no getting past loaders. They are often the busiest heavy equipment on a construction site due to their versatility. The term loader these days is a misnomer since they are capable of more than just loading material into dump trucks.
Loaders are generally carriers. Their main role is to load material onto a dump truck, however, they are also used to carry equipment and building materials around a construction site and they can often be seen helping to break up old concrete slabs. In fact, loaders are one piece of heavy equipment that is frequently found on both construction and demotion sites.
Training to become a loader operator is not as difficult as many seem to think. Heavy equipment training that provides operators with skills suitable for entry level employment can be completed in as little as three weeks. Like most skill-based occupations, you continue to learn while on the job – an experience that will last forever as there is always something new to learn.
One of the great aspects of loader operations (like all heavy equipment) is how open it is to everyone. It doesn’t matter your gender, age (over 18) or background – you can train and work as a heavy equipment operator, loader operators included. These days, you don’t have to be built like a weight lifter to operate heavy equipment either – with power steering and touch sensitive controls, a baby could virtually drive them.
If you’re interested in becoming a loader operator, or in learning information on a variety of heavy equipment options, contact ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools. We have courses starting all the time in a variety of locations around the country.