The Introduction to Motor Grader Operator course provides an opportunity to combine motor grader operation skills with roadway maintenance and construction knowledge. This course introduces operators to concepts surrounding proper operation of a motor grader. Students are provided guidance on proper grading techniques specific to the construction and maintenance of roadways, particularly rural cross-sections with road-side ditches. In addition to the eight hours of classroom instruction, operators are provided with opportunities for field exercises using scenarios to hone operational best practices.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
In order to fully participate in all field work exercises, students will need the following equipment: hard hat, work boots, and safety vest for visibility.
TopicsMotor Grader Operations Safety+Basic Motor Grader Operation+Routine Roadway Maintenance and Rehabilitation+Drainage Maintenance+Surface Gravel Types and Uses+Dust Control+Materials Stabilization
Suggested AudienceCounty and municipal roadway crews