Heavy Equipment Operations

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As a student in the Heavy Equipment Operations & Preventive Maintenance program at LCTI you can shape both the earth and your future. Students have the opportunity to learn to safely operate and maintain over 20 pieces of equipment including backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and excavators. In addition, students learn about soils, erosion and sediment control, paving, and surveying and grading. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the LCTI School to Career program during their senior year.

  • Operate bulldozers, backhoes, rollers and other types of construction equipment.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance, including oil and filter changes and lubrication
  • Survey jobsites to determine elevations
  • Use hand and power tools safely
  • Change cutting edges and bucket teeth
  • Check and adjust track tension
  • Load trucks
  • Dig and backfill trenches
  • Operate “virtual” bulldozers, wheel loader, and excavator simulators (in addition to the real machines)
  • Operate articulated haulers (off road dump trucks)

Certifications

OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry Certification
PennDOT Flagger training

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: James Wabals

Email: wabalsj@lcti.org

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Careers

Loader Operator
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician
Dealer Parts Technician
Excavator Operators
Dump Truck Driver
Backhoe Operator
Small Business Owner

4500
Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA
18078

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.